As landscape photographers, we often prefer impressive sights. Those usually happen around sunrise or sunset, with clouds at the right place, sun at the right angle, and bright hues of orange, red and/or pink all around. But landscape photography in the fog is also possible and actually quite exciting. I tried a minimalistic approach there on the Kaunispää fell in Saariselkä, Finnish Lapland, to make the best of this day.
After about a month of polar night, I witnessed the return of the sun in Finnish Lapland at the beginning of January. This means that the sun appeared again above the horizon, after remaining invisible for weeks at a time. It is considered as an important event by the local communities. They see this as a sign that spring is approaching. (more…)