In a few weeks time, I'll be back in Reine, Lofoten for around 11 days. The trip is really to catch up with friends and also, to spend some time photographing Lofoten in the winter months before the snow comes next year.
I was chatting to my friend Vlad today and he emailed me this photo of Reine, Lofoten from a trip he did there recently. It was really nice to hear from him, and also to see a recent photograph of Reine. I feel as if it is a home from home.
As we were chatting, I remembered that Vlad also sent me this photograph of the Aurora, witnessed from our friends house in Reine. It happened just a few nights after I'd left to come home. Vlad was still there, and I couldn't believe he'd seen the Aurora happen from the balcony of the house I'd just left.
Of course, there is no guarantee about seeing the Aurora, and any photographic workshop that promises it, is to be avoided. It is a rare thing, and you really need a lot of time, and luck, to see it.
If you would like to see some more of Vlad's work (he's a really lovely chap too - he has a bit of a deep soul to him), then please view his gallery. Vlad also has a facebook page, which you should check out too.
Many thanks to Vladimir Donkov for letting me use his photographs, while I have no new ones to present.