"Colourful skies can bring colour to even the most colourless landscape"
#svalbard located approximately at the midway point from the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole. An archipelago that lies at latitudes between 74° and 81° North, deep within tne #arcticcircle
This far up north in late wnter, the sun has begun to rise again, but it doesn't climb high into the sky, creeping low, just above the horizon. It's rarely seen at this time of year, the high, rugged peaks of the surrounding mountains keeping it hidden, behind the highest summits of Spitzbergen, the largest of the islands.
However, it's presence is often felt, providing a little warmth even in this frigid world.
Though the sun may not be directly seen, its presence can also be seen, bathing the landscape in the rich crimsons and soft, golden glows of eternal sunrise. Cloaking a starkly beautiful environment of endless pristine snow fields and frozen fjords into vibrant scenery of many shades.
It can also add texture to the landscape, light and dark, colour and shadow, hue and shade. Photographs can almost seem as if it's possible to reach out and touch, feel the rough edges and smooth surfaces.
It may appear as if it is sunrise or sunset all day long, yet, at actual sunrise these colours are intensified, they appear even more vibrant.
We'd got up early after a late night photographing the northern lights to search for polar bears. We were greeted by this colourful scene as we set off from Svea. Searching for a couple of hours, fortune wasn't on our side, we didn't see any white bears.
Witnessing this beautiful sunrise however was worth the early wake up call.
TIP: A beautiful landscape captures the imagination of the viewer, it has the power to inspire. To take an image capable of this the technique needs to be sound. Good composition, effective use of light and depth of field will ensure the image is a technically competent capture. Get these right and the ability to evoke emotions from the viewer will become easier. "The camera may capture all the information in a scene, but the photographer captures the essence"
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