August 12, 2014

Moody Hues

Photograph by Luca Venturi, National Geographic Your Shot

Atmospheric weather conditions in the Lofoten Islands village of Hamnøy gave Luca Venturi the opportunity to take advantage of a less than ideal forecast on a four-day photography trip. The Your Shot member had hoped to capture the aurora borealis on the Norwegian archipelago and found it necessary to adapt. "I came across a fishing village that I had dreamed of seeing in snowy conditions and decided to use the unusual lighting to portray its uncommon appearance," Venturi writes. "I tried to highlight the warm colors of the fishermen's houses and the surrounding vegetation against the more cold and tenuous ones of sky and sea."

Venturi's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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40 comments
Douglas McDonald
Douglas McDonald

You certainly achieved your goal of contrast.  I want to try that now..


Greenery Froggie
Greenery Froggie

amazing....love the contrast of the houses vs the mountain....the colour contrast of the sky vs fg


Janice H.
Janice H.

I love this picture.       It is just a beautiful, fascinating shot of this village and all your attempts at a wonderful picture succeeded!       I find it enchanting.

Mark River
Mark River

Looks like a great place to live! Mark River

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Living here in Texas hot, parch makes me want to hop a plane and take up residence at Lofoten Island! 


Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Beautifully picturesque, and a shot that's very hard to beat. Both man and nature together in a winning team. To say nothing of the photographer who did such a great job. I just love it.  j.e.s.......

Beverly Wright
Beverly Wright

Courtesy of National Geographic ;) Everything is beautiful !!!!

Lee Davitashvili
Lee Davitashvili

even  if you creat a masterpiece  nature is the better artist

Yiannis Tsifilitakos
Yiannis Tsifilitakos

the weather conditions gives to the image an atmospheric perspective!excellent shot,congratulations!

Aleksander Macedonski
Aleksander Macedonski

I remember that some time ago on NG appeared another photo of that place - the only difference was lighting. The other photo was shoot in night and these cottages looked like the only safe, friendly places on the island. If anyone would find that photo, please, share it here :)

Aslak Tronrud
Aslak Tronrud

@Aleksander Macedonski The shot Denis C. found is taken just down the road from Hamnøy. It's Reine on the right and it's surrondings. Hamnøy would be behind Reine to the right outside this picture.

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