Here’s another 4×5 photo “from the vault.” This is Litlmolla island, near the town of Svolvær in the Lofoten Islands, just north of the Arctic Circle. Taken in August of last summer, during a six week trip through Norway.
#2, you ask? Here’s “#1.” When I first edited my photos after the trip, I chose to post #1 in my gallery, probably because I initially preferred the warmer light on the island and horizon. However, a year later as I look at the two again, this one here is clearly my favorite. I prefer its subtle tones and softer colors, and as a whole it has a lot more feeling to it. As an extra bonus, #2 was shot on large format film (#1 was from a much smaller resolution digital camera).
A photographer friend of mine Dave is traveling somewhere over there right now… I’m looking forward to seeing his photos after he gets back.
4 thoughts on “Lonely Litmolla #2”
This is fantastic!
Though the first Litlmolla is a marvellous sight,
this one has certain qualities, like the subtle, uniform light, that really enhances the shapes of the island and mountains in the background.
I can only imagine looking at the final print.
Was there a particular reason why you used different cameras
for the two photographs? Just curious.
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for your comment, Seung Kye! The reason I used two cameras for these shots is because during the first shot I had my 4×5 set up and pointed in another direction during the actual sunset, so I was moving around and taking lots of other photos (like #1) with the digital while the 4×5 was waiting for the best light (Yes, I actually carried two tripods with me!) After the sunset when I packed up all my camera gear, I noticed the nice dusk light so I set up the 4×5 once again and took one last shot – the one above.
Interestingly, that last shot ended up being the only 4×5 shot from that night that I liked! The other photo (http://www.widerange.org/photo/austvagoya-sunset/) didn’t turn out so well on film, and I ended up using my digital version of that one instead.
Life is certainly easier now that I’m only using one camera system, not two!
The many moods of Lofoten…I’ve seen a few and even know how to pronouce it! Both are really nice and I have an even greater appreciation for what you accomplished in six weeks. I once thought that was a long time, but there’s SO much beauty over there! And you haven’t lived until you’ve had smoked salmon, creamed herring, eggs, and brown cheese – all in the same breakfast. Oh yeah, both of these are fantastic images!
Loo-FOO-ten. Right? Geez, I’m already forgetting. I had the hardest time pronouncing the Norwegian words/places.
Dave, I hope you’re hard at work on your photos from Norway… I’m patiently waiting…