Day 1 in Reine, Norway

Day 1 in Reine, Norway

By |2015-03-05T11:04:06+00:00Mar 5th, 2015|

Yesterday was my first full day in Norway. After landing in Oslo, the day prior, Colby, Joe and I drove three hours north to the storybook town of Reine, nestled within the Lofoten Islands. Because it was very dark when we first arrived, being able to see this place as the sun rose was very special. Fortunately, the weather was exceptionally agreeable throughout the day and we certainly made the most of it. Colby was good enough to secure a number of locations for us to scout, including a lake that was so calm and still, you’d have a hard time determining which side was above water and which was being reflected. I’ll share images from that location down the road.

For now, here is a photo of some cabins in Reine taken during sunrise. The coolest part is that the three of us are actually staying in one of those cabins while we’re here! So, the walk from our front door to the bridge offering this view takes about 3 minutes. I’m all far working to get the shot but I’ve gotta say, being able to literally stumble out of your front door to this view ain’t too shabby either!

Camera: Sony a7R with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4
Filter: Formatt Hitech Filters ProIRND 3-Stop ND, 3-stop Soft Grad ND, Firecrest 105mm Circular Polarizer
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: Adobe Lightroom 5.7


  1. trondk March 6, 2015 at 2:26 am - Reply

    I enjoy reading your blog, and I hope you enjoy Lofoten! If you are there on the coming saturday you get to experience the winds from the south-west. P.S. there is no way in hell you got to Reine in 3h by driving north from Oslo :-D

  2. Dave Lindbergh October 8, 2015 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Fantastic image; found your page via Google Images (based on the Chromecast wallpaper).

    How the heck did you drive to Reine in 3 hours from Oslo? Looks more like 3 hours flying time – several days driving.

    • Brian Matiash October 8, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

      HA! I must have missed my dose of coffee when I wrote that, Dave! :)

      In fact, we flew from Oslo to Harstad and then drove about three hours to Reine. Yeah… that little detail would be worth mentioning, I guess. :)

      • Dave Lindbergh October 8, 2015 at 9:42 am - Reply

        That explains it. Might be worth the trip anyway – the place looks incredible.

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