Pink Snow and Blue Icebergs


Waiting for the sun that never rises

…Greenland.  Oh my God!  What an amazing and extreme place.  This was the first time that I have ever been to the Arctic.  I don’t know exactly what I was expecting.  Cold? Yes of course, but I don’t think anything can quite prepare you for the astonishing panoramas that hide quietly around every frozen corner.  A winter north of the Arctic circle is no place for sun worshippers.  Daily life is lived amidst a magical pink twilight that leaves you feeling like each day never really starts.  For a photographer it’s a dream.  I mean, you get to see colours you never knew existed in the natural world and you only have to work a 3 hour day.  The only draw back is the cold.  Like having to gulp down your morning cup of tea before it freezes in your mug, or watching in horror as your camera shuts down as vital pieces of rubber freeze and snap in half.  Both happened to me on this shoot. But hey, who cares? You’re in the Arctic surrounded by huskies and blue icebergs!  It’s a small price to pay.

Is this the queue for the ice cream van?

Excuse me. Is this the queue for the ice cream van?

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