Quick Shot: Gold of the Sea
Norway's climate can act a bit bipolar - ranging from extreme heat to bitter cold by the seasons (and elevation), which makes a lot of traditional agriculture very difficult. In the coastal fjords, farmers can plant fruits like apples along the more fertile land near the water, but the good farm land is limited.
With such limited farming on land, one of the main economic supports in Norway instead comes from the sea in the form of Norwegian salmon. The pink fish is abundant in Norway's costal waters, making it the golden cash 'crop' for most Norwegians.
Norway's dependance on fishing as a source of income was very apparent during my travels - evidence of the fishing culture were as abundant as the fish themselves. Because Norway's salmon industry is so well known, it became an icon I wanted to focus on shooting during my travel through the coastal towns.
Today I'm sharing a selection of scenes I photographed to capture the fishing scene in Norway. The images in this collection were photographed with either the Leica SL or Leica Q, depending on the image.