Adventures in Finnish Lapland

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. 

 Solitude - A misty moment on one of the many beautiful lakes.

Solitude - A misty moment on one of the many beautiful lakes.

 Traffic on the roads at rush hour

Traffic on the roads at rush hour

 Detail of the freezing river in Inari

Detail of the freezing river in Inari

 Late Arctic light on a frozen lake

Late Arctic light on a frozen lake

 Hoar Frost, Inarijoki

Hoar Frost, Inarijoki