Mikkel Beiter's picture

Ominous Days

A dramatic moment along the coastline at Vareid, a very small village in the great Lofoten archipelago. It was a fight against the weather gods! The wind kept on howling and the ocean was crashing up against the rocks on the shore. I found a brief moment during a heavy snowfall where the snow stopped. I left the car and positioned myself between the rocks near the ocean. Using a slow shutter speed made me able to capture some gorgeous photos with some beautiful motion from the waves.
This is my first post from my recent trip to Lofoten in Northern Norway.

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Jeff Walsh's picture


Holy shit this is awesome. Easy 5* from me

Mikkel Beiter's picture

Huge thanks!

Sridhar Chilimuri's picture

Stunning! Was this the storm that recently slammed into Iceland? I am glad you are safe.

Mikkel Beiter's picture

Thanks! This was a week prior the Iceland storm :-)

Chris Suchocki's picture

Awesome shot, Lofoten looks amazing. Did ya try this out in b/w?

Mikkel Beiter's picture

Cheers man! Lofoten is a great place! No, not really. I don't work/do B/W :-)

Matt Hitchins's picture

I made an account just so I could comment on this. Probably the best seascape I have ever seen. The clouds, mountains and turbulent sea makes for an excellent portrayal of the conditions. Amazing.

Mikkel Beiter's picture

Thanks for the really kind compliment Matt!

Adnan Bubalo's picture

Vareid is to me like a home village, great image.

Herman Skyver's picture

Damn. That's ominous! Nice shot, Mikkel.

R. John Anderson's picture

yes, awesome shot.