Flakstad, Lofoten, Norway

A golden ribbon of sand edging the bank of a meandering freshwater stream catches the light of a setting sun adding a streak of opposing hue to that of the velvet blue sky near Flakstad. The lateness of the hour and the very slow sinking of the arctic sun mean a lengthy wait for it to emerge from a wall of low cloud near the horizon.

Pentax 67II, 55-100 zoom, 0.45ND grad, f/22 at 1 Second. Velvia.

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