Hi Brandon, hi Steve,
Hope you are doing well (it looks like it from your articles on your site…). I have recently returned from a trip to Northern Norway, especially the Lofoten Islands north of the arctic circle. The islands are known for spectacular mountain landscape rising like a wall out of the sea. They provided for a long time the basis for Norway’s wealth through the massive amounts of cods coming to the area in the winter. The area is a dream for any photographer as you have low-standing sunlight, changing weather with always new light and cloud conditions, a wonderful landscape sculptured by the sea and beautiful, picturesque fishing villages. It is also a dream for any amateur or professional fisherman…
My photographic gear for the trip was mainly my A7R with a range of M-Mount lenses (I also took the Nex-7 for a Sigma telephoto lens and the Ricoh GR for the pocket). The gear worked beautifully. Here are three examples taken with a Voigtländer Heliar 75mm f1.8 (Rainbow in Reine), Leica Summicron 35mm pre-Asph (Reflecting mountains at the entry of the Trollfjord near Svolvaer) and the Leica Tele-Elmar 135mm f4.0 (splashing wave in the last sunlight of the day, taken near Ramberg).
For more impressions I have created a set in Flickr (will be added to in the next days / weeks):