The next few weeks I am in Lapland guiding some groups in sceneries like this. Magical in daytime and even more so with Northern lights in the sky. Fingers crossed for clear skies!
Another souvenir from my visit to Sweden. Above the Baltic Sea, it’s the river Tornijoki dividing Finland from Sweden. While most of the river is frozen, the huge steam cloud comes from the open rapids. If you look closely, you can see the sunset colors in one of the windows of the building (in Finland). The small bushes in the foreground are Swedish 🙂 Hope you sit in a warm place, this was taken at -26 Celcius, brrrr..
A few days back I was travelling to Karungi, Sweden to meet up with tour operator LappOne and fellow photographers Stefano Tiozzo, Gabriele Menis to join their group of aurora hunters for one night in a magical moonlight landscape. As the night grew older, thin clouds created a wonderful 22° moon halo. Not a bad scenery to wait for Northern lights!
The thin clouds high up in the atmosphere are made of countless hexagonal ice crystals which refract the light forming this halo. The same can be seen also around the sun in daytime, but should be carefully enjoyed as the sunlight is a lot stronger. More information on the 22 halo here.
One of my favorite times to be out in nature is when snow fell to cover just about every tree, branch and twig. Being out there in total solitude, my mind is drifting on its own. Surrounded only by flawless, untouched snow and fresh, cool air.
Click on the photo to submerge into the scene and put yourself in my place..