Ahhhh, Haukland Beach in Norway. ColbyJoe, and I shot sunrise and sunset here… a lot. At first, that may sound tedious or monotonous, and in a way, you’d be right. But the more I thought about it, the more I came to appreciate this rocky shore because while the physical environment around us was static, the weather was anything but. Want to photograph a beach in a hail storm? Cool, wait 10 minutes. Want to shoot it with gigantic waves blasting the rocks due to the gale force winds? No problem, give it 5 more minutes? Oh, were you hoping for a break in the clouds to let the sun pour though? Gotcha covered… 7 more minutes.

All of this is to make a point that you’re never actually “done” with a scene like this one. There are far too many variables to consider and it’s your job as a photographer to figure out how to exploit those variables and convey the drastic changes that they produce. I’m already looking forward to seeing this area again in June under the glow of the midnight sun.

Camera: Sony a7S with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/4
Filter: Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 105mm Circular Polarizer, ProIRND 3-stop ND and ProIRND 6-Stop ND
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: on1 Perfect Effects 9 and Adobe Lightroom 5.7