Friday, December 11, 2015

Goodbye Finnmark!

After a year and a half of life up in the Arctic it is time for Jeanette, Emma and I to leave Finnmark. Time sure flies! when we first arrived in Vadsø Emma was just a little baby, now she a is a energetic fun loving toddler (and quite the handful). Our time up in the far north has had its fair share of challenges, but it has also given all three of us the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and to see many amazing things. I have the feeling that for the rest of my life when ever I see a clear sky full of starts I will begin searching for the northern lights and think of our time in the Arctic. Tomorrow we will be on our way to Moss for Christmas and after that it is back to Yucatan. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Clear Skies, bright lights!

Well October has come and gone and now we find ourselves well in to November, Where has the time gone eh? Anyway we have been having a fairly mild winter so far... I think the coldest its been is around -10 or so. Not that I am complaining mind you... besides it has made trekking out to the tundra to shoot the Northern Lights all that much easier and enjoyable. I have also been taking quite a bit of time-lapse footage of the Northern Lights and plan to release some videos fairly soon. Anyway I am just trying to enjoy what is left of our time in Finnmark and getting ready for all the big changes coming along Hope you enjoy the photos.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Northern Lights Galore!

The days up here in the Norwegian Arctic continue to get shorter and colder. However there is of course a silver lining... or more like a greenish purple lining. Yes the Northern Lights are here with a vengeance and I have been doing my best to get out and enjoy them when ever the weather allows. One of the benefits of living about the 71st parallel is that as long as the skies are clearish and there is at least a little bit of solar activity you are almost certain to get a good view of the Northern Lights. Before moving up to Finnmark I had only ever seen this phenomena a couple of times; once in British Columbia and once just outside of Quebec city. I cant help but think that once we move south to the Yucatan I am unlikely to see them again in a very long time and possibly ever... So I am really doing all I can to get as much in as I can. In any case, I hope you enjoy the photos.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Busy times in the far north...

Yikes, the past month or so sure has been busy. With a family emergency requiring travel down to Oslo, starting a new job and settling in to winter... things sure have been hectic. As a result I have not been getting out and taking photos / working on my personal projects as much as I would like... but now that routine is starting to settle in I hope that will change. Still, things are going well... both Jeanette and I are happy with our jobs, Emma is loving her kindergarten... so all and all I guess I really cant complain. In any case I hope you enjoy the photos :)

Friday, August 07, 2015

An now for a change of scenery...

As many of you probably know this past month I made my way back to Merida for a few weeks of rest and relaxation with my folks and sister. Needless to say it was wonderful to get to catch up with friends and family and enjoy some great food. It was really great to be home but I was also really missing Jeanette and Emma. I am currently back in Finnmark and although the weather is "not quite" as nice as it was in the Yucatan... its still decent, well at least for Finnmark standards. The midnight sun has now given way to ever shorter days and before I know it we will back back in Northern Lights season... so there is that to look forward to! Anyway thats all for now!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Spring is in the air... or is it?

Well here we are in the final week of May and most of the snow has melted away... at least in town. This has of-course been aided in great measure by huge amounts of rain and steadily warmer temperatures. This being said, it does not really feel like spring... not yet anyway. There is still quite a chill in the air and the winds coming from the Barents sea are as frosty as ever... but then again, this is the Arctic after all. Last weekend we celebrated the 17th of May which is the biggest civic holiday in the country. Having celebrated the 17th of May in Oslo and Moss in years past it was fun to see the celebrations in Vadsø, which although smaller in scope where still fun. Anyway, hope you enjoy the photos.