I took this photograph this year in February during my trip to Norway. It was one one the many photo trips I have been together with Marek. However, I now more and more prefer to go out taking pictures on my own, traveling with Marek is always very easy and of course a lot of fun. Even though, we have been visiting the same places for many years we very rarely manage to get similar photographs. I guess that it has also something to do with the fact that we both are using different medium, Marek color slide film Fuji Velvia and I use black and white films or converting the digital files to black and white latter. This trip to Lofoten was little bit different, since unlike for example Iceland, there were not many opportunities to spread around the locations and find different subjects matters.
This particular photograph I took only thanks to Marek, who literally forced me to get out of our car and have a look on this little bay in Raine. The stormy sky and very dominant mountains got my attention immediately. I got so impressed with the shapes of mountains and the kind of imbalance between two smaller peaks and the big one on the right side. I was hopping for the movement in the sky to fill the space over the smaller peaks to slightly mitigate this obvious imbalance. In this case I also have to say that shorter time played out to be much better that 8 minutes exposure I got with using black and white film. The moving clouds created much nicer shapes and the structure on the water is also quite interesting, while on the longer exposure all those little details disappeared entirely. The final thing I want to point out, is that despite the fact I was standing just few metes away from Marek we as usually manage to see the same place little bit differently. Please have a look to his gallery here to see if I am right or not:) I cannot wait for next winter when we will return to this amazing place again.