Yesterday was the winter solstice. The sun reached its lowest altitude at the horizon. It was the shortest day of the year; which means very little light here, in Inari. Unfortunately I have not been able to immortalize this instant because of the persisting cloud cover over our heads. However, today seems really promising with its cold temperature and wind freezing our faces instantaneously.
I have been observing the sky with envy. These shiny golden tones over the black silhouettes of the pine trees have had their effect and I am now waiting for the right moment to take a pause and run away with my camera. Lunch time seems to be a good moment for that. I let my friends grill the reindeer sausages (thanks guys!), grab my gear and run to the frozen lake surrounding the farm. Temperature is somewhere between -15/-20˚C. Definitely not the coldest we have had so far. However, the freezing wind transforms the climatic conditions from okay to cold. Very cold. Which results in a quick and frustrating photo shoot. But the more time that passes, the deeper the color of the horizon becomes. Finally, when about to leave the farm, I have the chance to assist to this gorgeous show of a sky switching from juicy orange to deep red, in an infinity of nuances, before fading to black.
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