Photo Spot Summary
GPS Latitude: 68.209999
GPS Longitude: 13.500796
Photo Spot Details
This is a popular beach for landscape photography and is located in the gorgeous Lofoten Islands of Norway. This rocky beach is a great spot for seascape photography as well as Northern Lights photography. It is beautiful all through the year but packs added beauty during the winter months. It is a great evening spot as the last light of the evening falls on the fjord right across from the beach and adds a lovely quality to images. In the winter though, most of the food outlets close so it can be hard to find cafes or a hearty meal after. The winters are magical for photography but the summers is definitely more accessible and perhaps the fall offers the best in-between option.
1. Getting to the rocks makes for some dramatic seascape imagery but be careful- it is very slippery and the waves can pick up intensity and make you lose your footing. I had boots reaching over my ankles and I was lucky to not get too drenched. Having a 2-stop graduated ND filter will help to balance the sky and ground while shooting during the day.
2. A good fast wide-angle is essential to shoot the Northern Lights. A manual focus lens such as the ones from Zeiss are great because you can crank the focus wheel all the way to the end (infinity) and shoot away. Autofocus lenses don’t have a hard-stop at infinity so you may have to pre-focus to be sure.