Theme: Midwinter in Lapland - Part 7

Day 5 - Snow and Stars
Black and white photography is not a thing I have done much of, but I think it suited these wonderful snow and ice textures very well. A light snowfall came on day 5 and combined with an easterly wind it created beautiful patterns at the shores of lake Torneträsk - the wind is a talented artist!. Black and white photography is known to be the root of the photographic process. This is totally different from other types of photography which are colorful and eye-catching. Black and white photography lacks hue. Its visual presentation is not the factor to stand out but its ability to communicate or send the message with the absence of colors. Some of the important elements that draws our attention in a black and white photography are composition, lighting, perspective and the context. In the evening, the spectacular northern light display of the night before, did not show its face; so I photographed the stars and trees instead.  

Ice wall in Abisko Canyon: (Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 24mm 3,5, iso 200, tripod)

Ice wall and patterns: (Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 85mm 2,8 micro, iso 200, tripod)

Stars and Moon Rise images: (Nikon D700, Nikkor 14-24mm 2,8 ED, iso 1600, tripod)

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