Its fast approaching a month that I have been based up in Finnish Lapland, working in my new role as an Aurora Guide. It's been a fascinating and exciting few weeks, exploring a corner of the world that I previously knew very little about. I have been lucky enough to witness the transition from Autumn into the first stages of an Arctic Winter.
The landscape here is very empty, bleak and barren, and a far cry from the mountainous terrain that I have grown accustomed to. This is proving to be a huge challenge photographically, with none of the dramatic compositions that the varied topography of the Lake District, or the Scottish mountains present to you. Whilst it has so far been a little difficult, I find myself searching the landscape for patterns, or features to tie a photograph together. I feel that I will gain a better understanding of how to put a photograph together, additionally, I think it is forcing me to connect with the landscape in a stronger sense, which can only be a good thing.
Here are a few shots from the first few weeks of my time here.