My passion is landscape photography. Several photo trips per year lead me to Northern Europe in lonely landscapes, where nature still rules.
This picture was taken on a relatively warm evening in April this year. We sat on the rocks at Haukland Beach and watched the sun slowly set. The rocks were even a little warm, so that one could sit on them.
The sea was calm and only on the horizon there were some clouds in the sky.
Above all there was a wonderful pink-orange arctic light that gradually turned into a bright blue.
I was taken with the silence that this scenery was emanating. At first I just enjoyed sitting there and letting nature work its magic on me.
How could I capture this peace in the picture?
Finally, I decided to include a lot of negative space in the picture. The effect of the picture was to be created above all by a few elements and by the arctic colours. The slightly washed over rocks on the right in the foreground create the balance to the mountain on the left in the background.
I chose the long exposure to further smooth the sea so that only the mountain remains as a sharply defined object.
Every time I look at the picture, I feel reminded of the wonderful evening at Haukland Beach in Lofoten.