Myrland Beach · Flakstadøya · Flakstad Municipality · Lofoten Islands · Norway
Low tide exposes golden beds of stranded kelp on the rocky aspects of Myrland Beach, leaving it a bit forlorn in terms of photogenic prospects on the morning of our photoshoot. Still, one of the aspects of photography that I most enjoy is the exploration, and the area certainly wasn't lacking for interest, if just on a more intimate scale. I'm not sure what my comrades came away with on this morning, but just in the nick of time I had the good fortune of stumbling upon this deceptively oblong tidal pool, turned circular in appearance by a modest trick of lens selection and positioning.
It was Day 7 of a photographic marathon, and a couple of my tripmates had opted to forsake the scenery beyond their eyelids for the one before them. I certainly don't blame them...my own stamina was whittled down to woeful levels fighting a head cold, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see a landscape I'd never seen before and may never see again (hopefully that's not the case, though). Although the skies were a bit lean themselves in terms of features, their relative cloudlessness would prove a boon later that day when we were blessed with one final nighttime pyrotechnics show.