Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter in Norway

Wintertime in Norway is a beautiful season. Lots of snow most places and when the sun is shining on the pristine white snow, carpeting the landscape, it makes for some amazing images. The cold creates lots of interesting ice formations, which in combination with snow and water is always intriguing to photograph.
And of course we get the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis which is the scientific name. For the most part it is the Northern parts of Norway that gets the Aurora, but if the outbreak on the sun is powerful enough and it's a clear sky, we can be lucky enough to see them down south too. So far this winter, I haven't seen them here in the south yet, but hopefully that will change soon. And in February I will head North to Tromsø and I'm crossing my fingers that we'll have lots of Northern Lights and that the sky will be clear the whole week my friend and I will be there. :)

The Hallingdal River lying still on this overcast, but still beautiful winters day

The Hallingdal River

A gorgeous winter day perfect for cross country skiing

Sunshine through an ice crystal

ski tracks in the forest

The Golden light of winter caused by sunshine through frost smoke at -4F

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