Day 9: September 28 – Storfjord, Steine

I was out of the house shortly after 7:00 and, since it had been a cool, damp night, I was hoping for lots of ground mist on the hills leading down to Storfjord and across the fjord to Vågakallen.  Combined with the orange sunrise, I thought it would make a good photo.

Morning Mist in Storfjord

Morning Mist in Storfjord

From there, I drove down Steineveien, through Steine and around to Stamsund, getting a few shots along the way.

3 Herons on the Island

Steine with Senesvik in the Background

Fishing Boat in Steine

Fishing Boat in Steine

Fishing Boat Pano

You come across ‘The Tourist’, when arriving in Stamsund, from Steine.  This wooden sculpture was installed during the Stamsund International Film Festival a few years ago.  The plan was that, when the festival was finished, he’d be taken out to sea and dumped.  Several townspeople protested and he was installed permanently.

The Tourist

I arrived back at the house about 9:45, had breakfast, processed a few photos, did some laundry, swept up the floor and had a nap.  

Shortly after 7:00, Hans picked me up and we drove to Langstranda, a spot nearby for another Aurora evening.  We drove as far as we could and then had to climb over rocks, etc. to get to the very large rocks on the shore, where we set up.  We had exposure to the north, east and south, so the site was great and the light show was spectacular once again.  We got the first shots at about 7:30, when the sky wasn’t completely dark yet.  That makes for some dramatic Aurora Borealis shots.  The last shots were at 11:30.

 

Aurora from Langstranda to the North

Aurora from Langstranda Toward Henningsvaer in the East

Aurora from Langstranda to the North

Aurora from Langstranda Facing East to Henningsvaer and Vågakellen

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