Behind the photo: Killerwhales!!!

As some of you might know (or have seen on Instagram), I’m on the Lofoten islands which lies in Norway and well within the Arctic circle. I’ll be here for five weeks. So far I’ve posted My first week in the Arctic, and my second story Arctic Adventures. This third post is going to be a ‘Behind the photo’ post. This might actually my best day so far!! What an experience this was!

In the Behind the photo series, I want to go into more detail on why and how I took a particular photo. In this particular post I won’t be talking technical, but about what was going on around me, and in my head.

Arctic Adventures

As some of you might know (or have seen on Instagram), I’m on the Lofoten islands which lies in Norway and well within the Arctic circle. I’ll be here for five weeks. Last week I posted My first week in the Arctic. This will be my second story.

This story is about my visit to Vindstad and Bunes. This was so stunning that I’ll spend this whole post on this visit. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I had being at there. Most photos in these stories have been taken by phone and are just to be of an illustrative value, unless I mention camera settings, than they are taken with my camera.

My first week in the Arctic

As some of you might know (or have seen on Instagram), I’m on the Lofoten islands which lies in Norway and well within the Arctic circle. I’ll be here for five weeks, and I’ll try to do a blogpost every week. This is my story of  the first week. Most photos in these stories have been taken my phone and are just to be of an illustrative value.

I Won the Hähnel Winter Competition

My ‘Warming up with the morning sun’ horse photo won the Hähnel Capture Winter Competition. This is what they wrote about the image:

We are very pleased to inform you that you have won the Hähnel Captur Winter competition with the amazing shot of the horse! Congratulations!  We all agreed that this was a super shot and it really captured winter with the frost and the amazing sun rise.

Frozen Paradise

One of the most (or possibly THE most) beautiful place I’ve ever been to is without a doubt Jökulsárlón. This large glacier lagoon with ice in all shapes and sizes is mindblowing. If you’ve read Try not to get frustrated you know how I felt earlier this day and that I was afraid the fog would obscure all the beauty of this landscape. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

Try not to get frustrated!

One might think that with the right ingredients, a beautiful image automatically follows. If the landscape is pretty, the photo is pretty. But I can assure you, it is not that simple! Sometimes you have to work really hard to get what you had in mind, or even abandon that idea at all. And if you become frustrated, you go from bad to worse. With such a state of mind, it becomes impossible to get a pleasing result. This story is about what happend at Diamond Beach in Iceland.

Chasing the Aurora!

One of the main reasons that you should visit Iceland during winter is to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern light. The aurora happens when electrical charged particles from solar winds collide with the Earth’s atmosphere. When they do so, they loose energy causing light of varying color and complexity to appear in the sky. The stronger the solar wind, the stronger the aurora. This beautiful phenomenon can best be seen in the high northern regions, among which is Iceland. Of course, to see this you need clear skies. And this can be quite challenging in this part of the world.