#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 48 Winner
The winner of Week 48 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Levi Himes (@wildplaceswildpeople). Levi balanced perspective, color and composition to create this ethereal photograph of the Lofoten Islands. He has won a $100 gift code to hippytree.com and we are donating an additional $100 to the Access Fund in his name.
Where was the image shot?
Lofoten Islands, Norway
What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Sony a7
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
The only preparation was racing the sunset up the steep Reinebringen trail. A limestone staircase took us most of the way before we scrambled up a muddy ridge and could see the fjords.
How long have you been shooting?
I've only had my camera for roughly 3 years, but before that I would borrow cameras whenever I could.
What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
Any time I am outside I have my camera with me attempting to capture those moments of dramatic light, landscapes, and cloud formations. Above all I value the story, the feeling, and the experience behind a photograph.
Do you shoot with a crew or shoot solo?
I always prefer to have friends with me when I'm shooting.
What excites you about photography?
Photography is like a language. You can hear a lot from an image, and I get excited when a photograph speaks to me.