2019 / Nature / Sunset

The Awakening

  • Company
    Thor Fine Art Photography
  • Photographer
    Torleif Lie

Varhaug old cemetery is situated on Varhaug Farm in the municipality of Haa, Norway. The cemetery dates back to the Middle Ages and is listed as a cultural monument. I had envisioned a scene with a glowing sun which would illuminate this beautiful ancient church. I planned the shoot for months and waited for the perfect moment to create the scene I had envisioned. It was a moment of total serenity when the sun became perfectly aligned with the church, creating a surreal illuminating backlit effect and painting the holy site in golden sunlight. https://thor.photography/the-awakening/

Torleif Lie is an award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty.