Yuriy Garnaev's picture

The Approaching Storm

Even at the very end of Summer, the sunrise was around 5am in Lofoten. I woke up at 2am for two mornings in a row to reach this location, hoping for good light. On the first, the view was entirely obscured by clouds. This image is from the second morning. As I reached the top, I saw the breathtaking scene unfold in front of me, and light could be seen on the horizon. This is the moment you see in the image. I was sure an incredible sunrise was on the way, but what you can see on the right side is rain in the distance. This rain was moving towards me, and before the sun could come up, I found myself inside a cloud. Even though I didn't see a sunrise, I am even more happy with how this blue hour image came out. It was such a tranquil scene, yet with a looming storm in the distance -- an incredible thing to witness. The image is a two row panorama of 10 vertical 16mm photos, each one with a 30 second exposure.

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Yuriy Garnaev's picture

Thanks Rodney!

Carl Kruse's picture

As you say breath taking. Much respect and admiration to you for working so hard in getting this shot. I did have to look up where "Lofoten" was though. :)

Yuriy Garnaev's picture

Thank you! :)

Arun Hegden's picture

Too good..:)

Yuriy Garnaev's picture

Thanks Arun!

Michele Buttazzoni's picture

Amazing shot! Compliments and happy Xmas!

Yuriy Garnaev's picture

Thanks, and happy belated holidays!

Daniel Eichleitner's picture

I love it. well composed day to night shot!

Yuriy Garnaev's picture

Thank you!

Lukas Petereit's picture

I already saw so many shots of this locations, but your shot got me. The mood, weather conditions, the decent lights in the town, wonderful work!

Yuriy Garnaev's picture

Thanks Lukas! It's always a fear with famous locations that the image will look just like all the others, so I'm glad you like my perspective on it!

Danielle Conte's picture

Intoxicating picture beautiful

Blake Aghili's picture

oh a first I thought it is pic of an active volcano :D

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Rubén Fernández Barragán's picture

Awesome mood