This image from Skagsanden in Lofoten, taken just before sunset, is a 10 minute exposure. In 10 minutes time the suns position changes more than you would think, and the idea was to blur the shadow on the lower left hand side of the mountain.
The american painter Edward Hopper is one of my favourite painters. His work includes a series of painting of lighthouses along the coast of Maine. I came to think of them as I visited this lighthouse earlier this summer.
And as I have pointed out before, in some way or another your work will be influenced by the sum of your experiences and what you are exposed to. All the things you take a little time to explore, things you are intrigued by, things that spark your curiosity.
This image is from the Lofoten Islands, on the way to Henningsvær. The weather was clam, and the shallow water in a small bay next to the road created this nice reflection. And there was the little detail that lends the image a touch of dissonance.
This is another shot from Skagsanden at Flakstad in Lofoten. I arrived too late for the sunset, but this beautiful light lingered on long after the sunset. I took a few shots while waiting for it to get darker and the aurora to appear.