August 12th, 2014

August 12, 2014

Picture of Hamnoy, a small fishing village in Norway

Moody Hues

Photograph by Luca Venturi, National Geographic Your Shot

Atmospheric weather conditions in the Lofoten Islands village of Hamny gave Luca Venturi the opportunity to take advantage of a less than ideal forecast on a four-day photography trip. The Your Shot member had hoped to capture the aurora borealis on the Norwegian archipelago and found it necessary to adapt. "I came across a fishing village that I had dreamed of seeing in snowy conditions and decided to use the unusual lighting to portray its uncommon appearance," Venturi writes. "I tried to highlight the warm colors of the fishermen's houses and the surrounding vegetation against the more cold and tenuous ones of sky and sea."

Venturi's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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