Nordic Sunrise, dawn at Skagsanden beach in winter

Fine art landscape photography in black & white from Lofoten in Norway, showing Hustinden mountain and cliffs at Skagsanden beach in winter at sunrise.

Skagsanden, Lofoten, Norway
February, 2016

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Camera and lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G


ƒ/11, 293s, ISO 160 and 20mm

Size original

7235 x 4829 pixels


Skagsanden Beach is a predominantly sandy beach near the small town of Flakstad in the province of Nordland in Norway. It is part of the Lofoten Archipelago. One of the main features of the beach is its beautiful view of Hustinden mountain, as can be seen in this coastal landscape photograph. The photograph shows Skagsanden beach in winter, and Hustinden mountain just got a fresh dusting of snow in the night before this sunrise.

This photograph of Skagsanden beach in winter was taken at high tide. A longer exposure time smoothened the water of the Norwegian Sea and the clouds in the sky. The photograph is less busy as a result. Besides that, it created a nice contrast between the water and the rocky foreground. Despite the beautiful sunrise colours, a black & white presentation seemed to fit this Nordic coastal landscape best.

The Lofoten Archipelago is an excellent place for hiking, ski tours as well as photography. The archipelago is very scenic. Furthermore, the Norwegian people are super friendly. Make sure to visit when you get the chance!

This photograph of the coastal mountains of Lofoten and Skagsanden beach in winter is part of our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme. Please visit the Nordic Landscape Photography portfolio or our The Arctic photography theme to see more nordic coastal landscapes in B&W, including a few more of Skagsanden beach in winter. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscape photographs from all over the world.

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