Night Sky 6

Not the greatest shot of the Northern Lights in the world, but then it wasn’t the greatest display either. However it does at least prove that we saw them.

Interestingly, to the naked eye, the Aurora came across as a much paler green than this, more like a grey-green mist just above the horizon. It’s the camera that’s really picked up the luminous, glowing quality…..and I promise that I haven’t enhanced this too much in post-processing.

Inari, Lapland, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Firelight

The images below are from a night-time camp “expedition” on an island in frozen Lake Inari in northern Finland.

The light trail in the second image is from someone wearing a head-torch walking across the frame……one of those totally unintended pieces of good fortune that just happens to add a little something to the shot.

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Arty Lake Inari

I’ve experimented a bit in post-processing with the three images below. The idea was to create a set of arty digital photographs that hopefully depict some of the key elements of the beautiful winter landscapes around frozen Lake Inari – the gloomy blue half-light, the icy-cold stillness and the promise of a warm welcome visible in the distance:

  1. “Blue Horizon”

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

2. “Frozen Tracks”

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

3. “Homeward Bound”

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

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