A first for this blog, with some video I took during the trip. Did not manage to film everything as planned, but it will hopefully give you an impression of the landscape.
It was cloudy and not a particular bright day, but I decided that it wast just the right light to make a trip to Bugøynes and Karlebotn. Bugøynes is a small fishing village. It’s know for king crabs which are being exported to many countries. My visit had nothing with king crabs to do, but the local church I wanted to photograph for a series I am doing.
Situated at the sea, it has a rough climate. A walk through the village is worth it, especially for a photographer.
I did only a short stop in Bugøynes, as my goal was to make an image of the little chapel in Karlebotn. There are quite a few of these small chapels and churches in Finnmark. The sometimes unusual architecture and the location make for interesting image oppportunities.
As with many buildings, the chapel was build in the 50s after WW2. Due to the war you do not see many buildings from earlier periods in northern Norway.
The grey sky and slight fog created amazing light to photograph. A blue sky would have changed the setting completely.
The plan was to do a snowshoe hike afterwards, but the days are still short in the north and so I did not manage more than a short walk on my way home. But winter is far from over, so there will be more trips coming the following weeks.