Mono landscape

Eight train journeys, four flights and I am home.  Every connection was made but that’s not to say everything ran like clockwork – a landslip heading north delayed the train’s arrival into Bodø by one hour and, on the return leg, the sleeper service was cancelled between Trondheim and Oslo due to a derailment.  It is reassuring to know that it is not just the UK that struggles to run a reliable rail service, although, in the land of darkness, snow and ice there may be better excuses.

The day we arrived in Svolvær, it was a Fuji Velvia day – a bright, vivid landscape and light, nature’s colour saturation turned up a notch or two.  The next day, we toured the northern islands under leaden, monochrome skies – regardless, it remains a spectacular place to be and already, I am plotting my return:

A cormorant drying its wings.

The road to Gimsoy.

Morning light.

Abandoned landing stage.

Light and shade.

The beacon at Kabelvag

Kabelvag harbour.

Where sand, sea and snow meet.

Near Lofoten Links.

The bridge to Henningsvaer.

Henningvaer harbour..

Gimsoysand

16 comments

  1. Pit · 26 Days Ago

    Some landscapes seem to have specially been created for black & white photography.

    • northumbrianlight · 26 Days Ago

      Seems that way Pit – looks great under almost any conditions.

      • Pit · 26 Days Ago

        It sure does!

  2. Tish Farrell · 26 Days Ago

    Love these stark cold land-/seascapes.

    • northumbrianlight · 26 Days Ago

      Me too, Tish – definitely worth the effort of getting there. Actually, ‘getting there’ was half the fun – the train journey from Trondheim to Bodo is just spectacular. Nothing like crossing into the Arctic Circle by train 🙂

      • Tish Farrell · 26 Days Ago

        Crossing into the Arctic Circle by train – sounds marvellous. And not melting either!

  3. Su Leslie · 26 Days Ago

    These are very beautiful — perfect in b&w

  4. harrienijland · 26 Days Ago

    Wonderful set of photo’s! 🙂

  5. Graham Stephen · 26 Days Ago

    Looks wonderful!

  6. Aviationtrails · 25 Days Ago

    Looks just stunning!

    • northumbrianlight · 25 Days Ago

      It’s a wonderful place to be – beginning of March is the optimum time for snow still being around while there is a decent amount of light. Recommend.

  7. J.D. Riso · 24 Days Ago

    Haunting, stark photos. Hope you brought some of that stillness home with you, Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · 24 Days Ago

      Thanks Julie – not sure I can do that – I think I will just have to go back 🙂 Under that snow, on Gimsoy, there is a fine golf course! 🙂

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