In late September I spent two weeks exploring northern Norway. Since I had skipped Lofoten Islands (for reasons I’m happy to explain to anyone interested over a beer or two), I HAD to stop by at the equally iconic (but tolerably so) island of Senja. In case you haven’t heard of it before: it’s famous for

A) being the home of the world’s largest troll
B) Tungeneset – a quite photogenic outcrop along the coast with direct view of the Okshornan mountains

While most visitors go for both options, I couldn’t care less about trolls so here’s my take on B: “Hold Your Breath”

Reflection of Okshornan mountains at sunset on Senja.

Hold Your Breath

I have to say I’m not really impressed by the performance of my tripods when it comes to low camera angles. I have tried all kinds of setups to get as low as possible, but have yet to find one that keeps the camera steady and me from being in the most awkward positions. In this case I was lying on my stomach, my feet pointing up a small slope. A hell of an image.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon 14-24mm AFS f/2.8 G ED @ 14mm
ISO 100, f/11, 1.3 seconds
Gitzo GT1541T

24. September 2014

Memorial María Luisa Edition 2014 XXV
Finalist in Nature Landscapes