If there was one concept that crept into my mind the instant I landed in Norway, it was the importance of conveying a sense of scale. In most of our cases, Colby, Joe, and I were totally surrounded by gigantic mountains with beautiful peaks but in order to truly provide an idea of their grandeur, it would be important to find juxtaposing elements that showcase the contrast in size.

One day, as we were driving back to our cabin from a sunrise shoot, the three of us spotted a fjord that wasn’t frozen over, which meant that there could be some beautiful reflection action going on. What was even better was that there were these little cabins dotting the area, which served as perfect elements to provide the sense of scale that I was seeking. Unfortunately, the winds were blowing strongly enough that we couldn’t get a perfect reflection but the long exposure still created a pleasing effect on the surface of the water and I was able to provide that sense of scale that I had been seeking, so all is well!

Camera: Sony a7S with the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
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