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Norway Photographer

I’ve had so much fun photographing weddings this year (just three more winter weddings to go) – but it was so nice to take a creative break to Norway. After my wedding I was gifted a trip to Norway, as a birthday present by my good wife (I’m a lucky guy!) I do love to travel and Norway was a place I had always wanted to visit. And seeing the Northern Lights always something I had wanted to do. A personal goal. Fortunately for me the stars aligned and we saw the Aurora Borealis. A high level of solar activity had been forecast and we saw the northern lights three nights out of the four that we were there.

I absolutely loved Norway. It’s a pretty strange place in the winter. Whilst I knew we would have only have a few hours of daylight each day, actually experiencing it was really interesting. I didn’t see the sun rise, or set for the whole time I was there – it was such a strange experience. Somehow magical. The photograph above was pretty much as bright as things got. Some sort of dusk happened at 9am, and it would get brighter until about 1pm, lunchtime, when the light would start to fade and the world would turn black.

The Norwegian people we met were humble and fascinating, I sure would love to shoot a wedding there. The landscape is draw dropping and despite the few hours of light I managed to photograph some incredible land and seascapes. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had with a tripod. But boy was it cold. I’d prepared well with numerous layers, but at -10 degrees and a gale force 7 wind it’s hard not to notice the chill. Still, it didn’t get in the way of my wife and I having several snow ball fights along our journey.

And then the Northern Lights. It was strange to see them on the first night. A green glowing stream in the sky. Quite faint and distant. But then as my eyes adjusted to the darkness the whole sky began to light up and the stream turned in to an ocean of swirls. I’d seen plenty of stop motion videos of it happening, but actually experiencing it was a dream come true. Thankfully I was able to capture some of the most incredible photographs Ive ever taken. Landscapes don’t always get me that excited – but I’ve always been one for looking up and gazing at the sky. Sunsets, colours and clouds fascinate me.

Since this trip I did a Norway engagement shoot in Bergen. Hit the link to see more!

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  1. Wow, wow, wow. Such a beautiful place, and the landscapes are so hauntingly beautiful! To see the northern lights is one of my dreams! Amazing images. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Crazy awesome photos! I’m especially loving your northern lights ones. I went to Iceland in October and tried for 5 nights straight to see them, without success. 🙁 Glad you got to experience it!

  3. What an amazing set of landscape photos. Not sure what to call the space ones, but they are awesome too. Love the shot of the sea with the building on the horizon.

  4. I guess you forget how many stars are actually in our sky living here! Amazing 🙂

  5. I’ve come back to these serveral times today – gazing at them over and over. Albert ~ I think I can conclude I am in awe and a tiny bit speechless…. I LOVE them.. that is all..

    Oh, and of course – you are AMAZING! SKILLLZZZ!

  6. These photos make me sigh. I was lucky enough to witness the northern lights when visiting family in Canada. Now every time I see photos of the lights it takes me right back to being there. It is such an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I excitedly flicked through your photos you uploaded to Facebook whilst you were away but have only just grabbed time to come and check out this full post. AMAZING. We want to go there now. Thank you for sharing these inspiring shots!

  8. Sounds like a great trip. One I will sure have to take one day. some nice frames of the lights but like the ones of the water as well. Keep it up – great stuff.

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