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One of My Scariest Moments as a Photographer

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

One of My Scariest Moments as a Photographer

This was one of my scariest moments as a photographer. What you don't see in this photo is the 100-meter drop in front of me and the gale force wind from behind. Two minutes of light and then it was dark again.
I took this picture in March on Kalsoy, Faroe Islands. You see the view from the Kallur lighthouse near Trollanes towards the famous Risin og Kellingin sea stacks during a stormy and cold day. In fact, it was taken in some of the most intense conditions I have ever photographed in.
To reach the location where I captured this image, one has to do a rather short but partly steep hike along the coastline of Kalsoy. What had taken me around 40 minutes in the spring some years earlier turned out to be a very strenuous hike in the winter, as there had been many days of snowstorms in a row and exceptionally cold temperatures had prevented the snow from melting.
Behind the lighthouse, there is a narrow ridge that leads to some nice viewpoints of the lighthouse and the...

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