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Arctic delight

Winter in arctic Norway can be such a feast for the eyes. What few people realize is that the perfect winter wonderland conditions only happen on a few rare days each winter.

This is one of these images that carries a story that I will never forget!

I had been booked to work in Norway guiding a photo tour around a year before this trip. It so happened that my first son was born only two weeks before my trip to Norway started. I felt terrible leaving my wife and my new born kid alone at home!

I arrived on the Lofoten islands one day before I took this image. A rainy week had removed most of the snow and the islands were coated in a muddy and barren dress. Still beautiful, but not the winter wonderland I had hoped for. I went to bed, but was not able to sleep very well. Around 3 AM I woke up and looked out of the windows, only to see a strong snow storm unfolding.

I got all excited for the next morning, and started hiking out early to this favorite location of mine.

Luckily I managed to reach my location in time, when this absolutely magical arctic delight unfolded.

After wrapping up my shooting, I saw that I had missed a few calls by my wife. She had been admitted to the hospital with my son because he had a bad infection. My whole excitement about the epic photography session vanished to feeling absolutely devastated for not being with them. Landscape photography can be quite a whirlwind of feelings.

But the elements had aligned. A moment of joy was had!

Properties

Rights

Editorial

Location

Lofoten islands, Norway

Camera position

Tripod

Time of day

Sunrise

Elements aligned

Unique light, Reflection

Orientation

Horizontal

Settings

ISO64, f/11, 1.5”

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

5000x3333

Filetype

JPG

License

Editorial

Can be used to display privately and in groups with less than 100 participants, including virtual galleries, documentaries, and essays by individuals holding the NFT. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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