THE SCENERY OF THE NIGHT – NORTHERN LIGHTS

The night scenery is one of Greenland’s the most exciting and challenging worlds to explore. Northern Lights are particularly sought after for photographers.

THE MAGIC OF THE DARKNESS

For most of the night time photographers coming to Greenland, the northern lights are an  obvious draw, particularly in the latitudes around the Arctic Circle by Tasiilaq, Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut, and Kangerlussuaq. But the darkness offers a whole host of other adventures, both natural and scenic, giving the northern lights perspective and dynamics.
The stars, the Milky Way, and the carefully delineated landscapes are all part of the night’s experiences. Photos of the northern lights are ultimately pictures of landscapes with mountains, the ocean, a city or other landscape features set in a world where the stars and the northern lights reign supreme.
So even if the tiny electrically charged particles tumble into the earth’s upper atmosphere where they often steal the show and up the wow factor of the experience, it becomes clear that images of the northern lights without context, without landscape, and without a frame, tend to provide photos with a less exciting narrative.
The stars, the Milky Way, and the carefully delineated landscapes are all part of the night’s experiences.

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