Up Close with a Norsk Highland Cow
It was quite a trek to get to Lofoten Islands, Norway from Miami, Florida. In search of the Northern Lights and some adventure i set out on a journey that included travel on planes, trains, automobiles, and ferries. The sights to see in Lofoten are just awesome. In the sense that you stand there in complete awe of the surroundings. Since i was there in December - daylight was minimal. I set out to take a drive to one of the larger cities called Svolvaer - an almost 3 hours drive from the house I rented in Reine, a very small fishing village at the southern end of the islands. The main road that runs through the Island is E10 a very windy and very narrow and in this case icey road. With every winding turn a new gem revealed itself. A beautiful valley, a moon that was so large it seemed it would only make sense if you could reach up and touch it, racks of drying cod, old crickety houses backlit with twilit skies and then finally a cattle ranch. The ranch was a few hundred feet back from the main road. once i spotted these beautiful yet hairy animals i immediately stopped the car. I grabbed my camera and began walking up the road to get a closer look. The shot that I ultimately ended up with was a result of patience and risk. I sat and observed and when it came time to get the shot i was too close to the barbed wire fence and got zapped! I received this electric impulse and decided it was a sign to head onwards - not feeling defeated because my prize was this image.