Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fish-drying rack at Reine in Moskenes

For centuries, stockfish has been an import product exported from Lofoten to southern Europe. A large quantum of stockfish is normally exported each year to countries like Portugal, Italy and probably Spain. To make stockfish, the fish has to dry. The principle is generally quite simple - although I guess it is a lot of work. The fish is hung on the racks for quite some time to be dried by sun and wind. In this photo from just outside Reine, the racks are empty. In the backround, you may see the small island Sakrisøy.

Photo details: EOS 30D with my EF-S 17-85 mm at f/4.0 with a focal length of 17 mm. With ISO at 100, the shutter speed was 1/500 seconds.

This picture is part of my Lofoten set at flickr.