Fine art landscape photography of northern lights and moving clouds on a star-gazed sky in Inari, Lapland, Finland

Colors of the Night …

There are days like that when you don’t really want to go out. Tiredness surpasses everything else and the only envy you feel is to huddle in a warm and comfortable bed.

I am falling asleep when my cellphone rings. Belinda, one of my mates, invites me to join the troop : Northern lights are here! “Pah, still these faint greenish clouds” am I mumbling… Since I am arrived, the only auroras we have had the chance to see were so pale that since, it has become boring — yes, I am now picky with auroras ;) –. Nevertheless, I decide to move myself. In the worst of the cases, it will still be a good moment between friends. I put on my clothes, grab my backpack and pop to the lake, our favorite closest spot for their observation.

Fine art landscape photography of moving clouds on a star-gazed sky in Inari, Lapland, Finland

In the beginning, nothing really obvious. Still these faint greenish clouds. Boring. The sky, which was clear until now, begins to seriously get cloudy. “Here we are …” am I telling to myself, “one more wasted effort!”. Yet, we decide to wait. “Hope springs eternal” as we say. The sky is getting clear again. It is a good occasion to photograph some cloud trails over a star-spangled sky. Better than nothing. Auroras are however still not glaring. We then begin to leave when suddenly, on the way back, the green dancers finally deign to show. Relief and happiness screams. Here we go for a photo shoot under the northern lights…

Fine art landscape photography of northern lights and moving clouds on a star-gazed sky in Inari, Lapland, Finland

Here is another interesting lesson about patience and perseverance that I have experienced. I hope it can help you one day. Never lose hope my friends!

Fine art landscape photography of northern lights on a star-gazed sky in Inari, Lapland, Finland

PS: The jaded pitch of this post is purely intentional. I have by no means become this kind of person! :)

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