Tromso Norway – An alternate view

A few years ago I was lucky enough to visit Tromso in the Northern reaches of Norway. The sole objective was to watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). We were very lucky and during the 3 night stay we watched the green glow flutter through the evening nights.

We managed to cram a lot into a short visit and also spent time on huskies sled racing through the crisp snow covered lowlands. A wondrous way to view the lowlands of the arctic circle.

We also explored Tromso, wandering the streets, crossing the bridges to view the world famous Arctic cathedral.

We also had time to spend heading up the cable car in Fjellheisen which tops out on the majestic summit of Mount Storsteinen. Our timing was slightly out as the winds were up, just as a snow storm ploughed into the mountain. However, I couldn’t resist spending a wee bit of time getting a few alternate photographs of Tromso. This is just a single image of fishing boats heading up the coast towards the darkness of mountains and an impending storm.

Tromso is a magnificent city, yes of course its cold and the beer isn’t cheap either. But it’s friendly and beautiful. The contrasts are a delight, busy streets, superbly designed architectural buildings, clean lines with a backdrop of mountains

I’m glad we spent some time there. I’ve been asked a hundred times about the lights and their colour, how much a camera renders against what you can see and I have a simple answer I’d like to share…

It can be any colour you want it to be, green, black, white, red or purple. Make it count, make it your own, make it matter, don’t worry about the colour, what matters and only what matters is making yourself understand what story you are trying to tell. That’s it.

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