Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … Yesterday I was a lucky man. Not only I witnessed one of the best shows that Earth has to offer and at the same time I realized one of my dreams. Saturday, January 21st: If you have learnt your lesson, you already know it is the day when the sun comes out for the first time, each year, in Tromsø :) That day, we were able to contemplate this magnificent show. A few hours later, some of my colleagues saw the famous Northern Lights. According to the forecast, this was a good day

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … Today is January 21st. Do you know who is back in Tromsø on January 21st? To find the answer to this question, we decided to gain altitude and to try to meet Him. We take place in the usual cable car. Once up there, we face those always surprising and somptuous polarlights. Today, no clouds on the horizon but it’s really cold, an icy wind is blowing and freezing us. It might sound amazing but we are not yet used to the cold temperatures. Last few days, temperatures

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … If you did not read it yet, here is the link to chapter I. Enjoy! ;) Like every photography week end, I need to wake up "early" to shot the arctic lights : - 10:30AM, the alarm rings. OK, this is the first ring, I still have time … - 11:00 AM, I finally get up and quickly eat a breakfast before starting the soon traditional 45 minute walk to my favourite beach. Streets are snowy and sidewalks pretty icy. Few people are walking  in the streets. It

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … In this Saturday morning of December, a day without clouds (finally!). I decide to be courageous and get up early, around 9:30 … , to take some pictures of sunrise-sunset. Outside, weather is not especially cold. After a few minutes of walk, I open my coat. I’m starting to really get hot. Dammit! is that the famous Arctic winter!? After something like a one hour walk, I finally arrive to my favorite destination on the island of Tromsøya: the area around Telegrafbukta. I know that here I can find good spots to take pictures because I’ve

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … A few days ago, I was contemplating a gorgeous sunset through the window of my office. It was the second time that I was disappointed I did not have my camera equipment along with me. Walking something like half an hour, morning and evening, with several kilos on my back, under the blizzard and by a temperature of polar freezer… don’t you think it’s normal that I don’t

Originally published on The North Way, my previous blog … Today we are going to take the cable car which leads to the top of the mountain overhanging Tromsø and contemplate the landscape illuminated by the warm colors of the last sunbeams. We are December 20th. Today the sun will show for the last time before a long and cold arctic winter… We head toward the summit following footprints formed in the snow. This day is really beautiful. Which means