you are among the first people making your way to the north. life is rough, but you survive. the days are getting shorter as your first winter is approaching. then one day the sun does not rise at all. what on earth is going on? is this it? will it never come back? one evening while you are out setting up traps you look up at the sky. from the north you notice some colored light moving across the sky. as it comes closer to you it intensifies in both color and strength. then it disappears, and you are left in wonder and awe.
i would really like to know what went through the mind of the first person to see northern lights. what did he or she think was going on?
taking pictures of northern lights, or aurora borealis, is an experience that will test your patience. it is cold to stay out there for up to six hours waiting for the perfect moment. and sometimes it doesn't come. or you get surprised by a snowstorm. the weather up north can change fast.
but when that perfect moment does come, it will blow you away! to see the sky explode in fast moving colors is an experience beoynd this world. if you have seen it yourself you know what i am talking about. trust me, what you will see in these photographs does not do justice to what is actually taking place above your head. i feel very privileged having had the opportunity to photograph northern lights in such good conditions. scroll to the right to see the photographs.