My twitter friend Simon Martindale shared these beautiful images of the Arctic light. They're shot in April 2011 and show the beauty, the freshness and the tranquility of this amazing region.
Photographer is Terje Sørgjerd (TesoPhotography) who catches these magnificent colours as the sun just tilts below the horizon, but her colours never do, before she comes up again. This is something that can not be described, only experienced. And Terje does a fantastic job catching it on film! It wasn't easy though, as Terje describes on his Vimeo page:
"And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day which is from 9pm to 7am. Think about that for a minute.. 10 hours with light like that."
Thank you Terje, for sharing this phenomenon!
ps. You can follow Terje's page on Facebook.