Gold 2019 / Nature / Sunset

Valhalla Rising

  • Prizes
    Gold in Nature/Sunset
  • Company
    Thor Fine Art Photography
  • Photographer
    Torleif Lie

I hiked up a mountain path in the middle of the night and arrived at a cliff ledge 2000 feet above the majestic Lysefjord. I balanced my camera on the edge of the cliff and waited patiently. I knew the light would change quickly so I needed to be ready.Just as the sun pierced the horizon an incredible glow illuminated the scene. The golden light gave the scene a really special mood. My heart raced as I pressed the shutter capturing the raw beauty of this natural wonder.Full Description: https://thor.photography/valhalla-rising/

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.