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Essence of Lofoten: Olstind + fish | by Mike.D.Green
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Essence of Lofoten: Olstind + fish

More precisely: 'Olstind plus fish heads'.


Olstind is, in many ways, *the* mountain in the lower half of the Lofoten archipelago / chain of islands. Its triangular bulk presides over the fjord at Reine and offers a great, imposing backdrop from many different vantage points on the chain of roads and bridges.


The foreground here (there's a surprisingly large tract of water, mostly hidden between the foreground and the mountain) is a rack of drying fish heads - nice.... if you like that sort of thing ;-) Fortunately, some societies value dried fish heads as a delicacy, which is good news for the Lofoten fishing community. Lofoten, to me, was predominantly characterised by triangular mountains and drying fish.... hence this composition.


For a bit more detail about the area, see my two Lofoten blog posts, linked below.


Locations for photography: Lofoten (preface)


Locations for photography: the Lofoten Islands, Norway





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Taken on February 13, 2012