It has been a busy few weeks, I ran an aurora workshop over christmas and managed a couple of days off over new year, luckily I squeezed a couple of outings with the camera!
We had a pretty heavy snow storm in Abisko just before christmas which resulted in lots of fresh snow on the lake shore and a few nice shots, it also meant I could get Oliver to stand out in it whilst I got a shot of him, it was as uncomfortable for him as it looks!
I really like the shot, just what I had in mind. And so I headed home back to my lovely warm house, lit the fire, bottle of wine and switched off for a few days. It was great to visit Storforsen again and grab a few shots, I'm very lucky to live close to the falls, it's an amazing spot.
The water was flowing fairly fast and there was lots of ice built up, the temperature had risen substantially so there seemed to be more water than in previous years. Normally away from the main falls there would be nothing but snow and ice but this time there was water flowing and amazing coloured ice as it wound through the trees.
All to quickly my break waqs over and I headed North to Abisko to carry on with the winter season. On the way I grabbed a quick shot from the side of the road, lots of nice fog, low sun and untouched snow, a beautiful scene.
After getting back it was straight to work with the first aurora workshop of the new year, we saw nothing but thick cloud but I had a great group so that was ok, yesterday I took a trip to Narvik with another group and managed to get a shot or two on the way, it's a lovely drive despite fairly heavy cloud, this from our lunch spot.
This morning it was back to exploring with Oliver and getting down on to the freshly frozen lake, bit dodgy in places but worth it for some nice ice shots.
I'll be printing lots of these up when I get back home, they will make great abstract style shots for the wall.
And that's it! Looking forward to what 2015 has in store, hopefully lots of nice contracts and opportunities for personal photography. I'm working on details for an Iceland photography workshop for the autumn which will be amazing, I'm also exhibiting my photographs in a solo show up here in the North in April, details to follow if you're in the area.
Good luck for the new year, I hope it's a good one!