A certain time of year the sun will set at the perfect angle and illuminate the Kjerag mountain wall and the raging waterfall in luminescent orange and red, making it look like a wall of molten lava. As the light catches the water it creates a glowing, fiery phenomenon. I used various visual elements-elements of design; Line, shape, color, texture, value, form and space to create an optical illusion of the Greek god Zeus lightning bolt. In ancient Greek religion, Zeus was regarded as the sender of thunder and lightning, rain, and winds. His traditional weapon was the thunderbolt.
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.