North of the Arctic Circle, hunting and photographing the Aurora Borealis is every landscape photographer’s dream and a privilege to witness. Our reader, Brad Ellement is just back from the cold north and shares his experiences
I returned recently from Norway and have been looking forward to putting together an article about my photographic experiences that I can share with you all.
A surge of superb images of the Aurora had appeared on the Internet prior to my embarking on the trip, adding to the already high excitement that I felt, and I set myself the challenge of trying to come back with something a little different!
Tromso, in Northern Norway, is home to the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, as they are known more commonly. It is situated approximately 350 miles inside the Arctic Circle and is one of the most northern t cities on the planet. Getting there from the UK involves two flights, with a change in Oslo and a total flying time of approximately 3.5 hours. Our flight arrived in Tromso as the sun was setting. The aerial perspective of the landscape covered in golden light, the sight of snow covered mountain peaks and patterned frozen lakes really added to my feeling of excitement at having the opportunity to photograph in such an incredible location. It was a truly magical sight that I shall always remember.
We were greeted with clear skies upon arrival which meant we had to get to our accommodation quickly, drop off the bags, and then head out to a location in preparation for the…