I didn't focus on a photography trip. I let go of travelling through a camera lens for a week, and I may feel a little disappointed in myself for it because there were moments I wanted to share with the world. Skies I wanted to share with the world, and moods I wanted to share with the world, but unfortunately, for you, I'm selfish. Instead of frantically pacing around the centrum during twilight with my tripod frozen to my hands because it's -15, I just stood back, took a deeper breath than I usually would have and laughed at the perfection of all of it. There is immense appreciation for this experience already that I feel I need to express. Being invited to stay with a family half way across the planet is one of the greatest… blessings, for lack of a better word, I have experienced. It's the fact Kjetil is my clone in his natural appreciation and love for life, having the experience to chase the aurora for several nights straight from the fade of twilight to the wee hours of the morning is one thing. Really feeling a sense of family with he, his wife, and his two kids is something ten thousand times more meaningful still. It didn't matter if it was the home cooked meals every single evening, the grocery shopping, the cups of coffee, or Irene - Kjetil's wife, caring for me on my last evening there when I was physically sick at the thought of leaving Tromso. I actually don't think I've ever been so appreciative in such a short period of time, it really is life changing. It's some of that expanding to a new place whether it's a country you've now been four times before or not.

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