Lofoten – Northern Light
Shot during my visits during the summers and autumns of 2013, 2014, 2015. Some of you might have seen this already, as it’s been over on my Vimeo page for a couple months already, but I ran out of time before leaving home in August and have only just now begun to get caught up with things! I’ve also added it to my VIDEO page as well, where there are a couple other things to watch as well, so if you haven’t go check it out! 🙂
And now for some updates:
If you haven’t seen it yet, I will be guiding one winter tour on Lofoten this year. You can check it out on my PHOTO TOURS page. I planned it around the full moon, so we should have the best shooting conditions for northern lights – should the occur. And it’s been a good start to the year so far, I saw them on the night of August 18, while floating on a sail boat off the east coast of Greenland, with the sky still light enough that I could get a half-way decent image from the boat!
I’m also thinking of offering a late summer or autumn workshop that focuses a bit more around hiking and getting to some of the more distant places on Lofoten. If you might be interested, let me know…
Greenland? I kept the trip a little low profile as I wasn’t entirely sure how things would go as the sea ice off the east coast was thicker than normal this year in the area we hoped to reach. While I was on Lofoten in June, photographing the final content for my summer ebook, I received an email asking if I wanted to photograph a sailing expedition from Iceland to Greenland. I couldn’t say no! But until I was boarding the boat in Iceland, I still wasn’t sure that it was real. And though Greenland had been on my mind for a while, I had sort of resigned myself that it would be another few years before I could get there. How quickly things change!
I’ll write more on that later, but as this site is still 99% Lofoten oriented, I’ve decided to start an new website and travel guide, with a bit more focus on stories and other travels; but still focused on the north. I’m also home only a few days from hiking 270 kilometers on the Kungsleden trail up in Sweden, the reason I didn’t get to Lofoten this autumn at all – I was just across the border enjoying the best September weather I’ve ever had in the north of Sweden. There will be a lot of content to come out of this trip as well over the following months, much of which will also be the foundation for my new project. So keep an eye out…
I also have another hiking guide or two to add to this site, which will hopefully be online before too many more weeks have passed!