It looked like it would be a clear winter morning here. I had set the alarm clock to 5 to see if I could capture some good light. And also try out my new Cotton Carrier vest. Always on the lookout for good solutions on how to carry the gear around with minimum effort. More on that in some later post.
I wasn’t the only early bird today. These guys are serious about their ice-fishing. I see them going out and staying the whole day out on the fjord outside Kalvøya near by where I live.
As I was strolling around looking for shots I noticed the morning fog creeping in, pulling a grey blanket over the coast. It looked like I would miss out on that special morning light today. Not that I minded too much, there are always good landscape photo opportunities, one just have to adjust to what Mother Earth dishes up.
I saw that the areas higher up were still bathed in winter morning light, so after a little while i decided I would make a detour on my way home and see if i could get me some of that. i packed my gear and drove up to Tanum church. It’s a lovely old building dating all the way back to somewhere around 1100-1130.
It was rebuilt and expanded around 1700. Both the exterior and interior have been popular motives for various artists. The area around here is also known for several iron age burial mounds and it is said that the church itself is built on an ancient ritual place.
As I was just getting out of the car and starting to shoot i saw that the fog was catching up with me.
It seemed this would be a day for misty pictures so i headed out on a field along ski tracks that goes deeper in to the forest.
The mist was getting thicker by the minute.
Until it grayed out all contours and painted the the landscape in soft soft light.
But just as fast as it had descended it started to clear up again. I wasn’t given much time to grab this, and also I had to keep to the ski track. I tried walking out on the field to get some shots from another angle and immediately sunk to my thighs in rotten snow.
And then it cleared up as I headed back to the car after a good photo-morning here in the freezy North.
BTW, it has been a specially cold spring this year. A colleague at work told me yesterday that it had been 21 C degrees warm on that day exactly one year ago.