Stockphoto – Ryten, Norway
This summer I am going on a trip to Lofoten and the north of Norway. I am leaving in the mid of July and will be back again in the beginning of August.
I guess the most of us into landscape photography have seen or know the stunning scenery of the north of Norway. Mountain peaks, waterfalls, fjords and of course the midnight sun. One of my main goals with this trip (beside having a good time with one of my childhood friend) is a series of long exposure monochromes that might turn into prints for sale later this year.
As usual I am using my Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, a great camera for most situations even if it is a bit heavy for those long hikes when you add lenses and extra gear. I rarely think about the weight on my photo gear. I know what I like to work with. The lenses I’ll be packing for this trip are my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L and a steady tripod. Mine is a Manfrotto190 with a grip ball head. It’s a heavy combination, but it works well for me and it’s what I am used to.
Filters (LEE) that I use are: LITTLEstopper (6 stop) and BIGstopper (10 stop) as well as a set of ND soft grads (03, 06, 09), a set of ND medium grads (03, 06, 09) and the 105mm (PL-Cir) polariser.
The Little Stopper is a neutral density filter that reduces the light entering your lens by six stops.
In many shooting conditions the Little Stopper will retain detail and texture in areas of movement such as the sky and water, while still conveying a sense of time passing.
The Big Stopper is a neutral density filter that reduces the amount of light entering your lens by ten stops.
By greatly extending exposure times the Big Stopper has the effect of allowing anything that is moving in your image to become blurred or ghost like, for example clouds, waterfalls, rivers, and the sea.
The last few years I have been focusing on my portraits, boudoir and so on. I guess it is about time to do more landscapes and nature. This trip will for sure give some great opportunities of shooting stunning landscapes.
At 416 km, the Helgeland coast is Norway’s longest national scenic route, stretching from Holm in Bindal to Godøystraumen near Bodø. At its southernmost point, a myriad of islands surround Torghatten, the mountain pierced by a hole. The eider colonies and coastal communities of the Vega islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Seven Sisters mountain range presides over the medieval churches, farms and island communities of Midt-Helgeland. In the north, the islands give way to the craggy Saltfjell massif and Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen. Saltstraumen is the world’s strongest tidal current, and whirlpools and maelstroms can be seen four times a day.
The National Scenic Route through Lofoten runs through some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes. They say that most of the best parts aren’t actually along the main road.
Lofoten’s sharp peaks rise almost 1,000 metres out of the Gulf Stream. Four large and thousands of small islands form a row that stretches for 100 kilometres. The Lofoten fishery, the biggest cod fishery in the world, forms the basis of a rich heritage of coastal culture that is visible everywhere.
You can find more info at: www.Lofoten.info
Stockphoto – Coastline
I will not update this site during the trip, follow @LarsUlriksenCom on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for the updates while traveling.
As you probably understand, I am REALLY looking forward to this trip. I will not update the site while traveling, but I’ll post updates on my social platforms. I am leaving in the mid of July, but I guess there will be more posts and updates here about the preparation for this tour the next few weeks.
Feel free to give me some hints on places to see along the way!