How to shoot night scenes without a tripod

We’ve all been there. Wandering around a city at night, and we come across a great composition. Unfortunately, although you’ve still got your camera with you, the tripod is still sitting in your hotel room as you weren’t planning on any serious shooting. You turn on the camera and set…

Day Ten – around Reine

The storms of yesterday died off a bit today- it’s still been windy and rainy, but nowhere near as bad. Mid morning, I drove down the E10 to the very end- a village called Å. This is as far west as you can go by road, although it’s not the end of…

Day Nine – onwards to Reine

So the weather got crazy! I didn’t get much sleep last night as the storm really kicked in, and the wind made a huge racket in the cabin, with occasional gusts making it shake. As the lady said when I left, it’s been there since the 70’s, so it should…

Day Eight – North coast

Today the weather wasn’t good, so no mountain hikes. Before I get on today, there’s an addition from last night. A brief break in the clouds around 11pm showed a little more aurora activity. I drove a couple of km up the road to get a nicer backdrop of the…

Day Seven – Ballstad and Holandsmelen

Today’s weather was predicted to be a little better, but the morning started out rather blustery still. From my cabin, I’d seen a little grass roof on the far side of the beach, so I wandered over. I’ve seen quite a few buildings around the area with “natural” roofing like…

Day Six – Nusfjord and rain

The weather today has been somewhat Norwegian, i.e. windy and raining! It wasn’t too bad late morning though, so I took a little drive out to a nearby fishing village, Nusfjord. Nusfjord is a small village where many of the fishing huts (Rorbu) have been converted into holiday accomodation –…

Day Five – Offersøykammen

I’d planned to have a quiet morning today, but the weather forecast suggested that the afternoon would be rainy (and much of tomorrow, too) so I decided to do another mountain hike while I had chance. I picked Offersøykammen- another that’s rated as “easy”, but I’ve come to the conclusion that…

Day Four – Arriving in Ramberg

Another few hours in the car today. I woke up in Lødingen to a nice sunrise though, before having some breakfast. Before hitting the road properly, I went a few km further past the village to an old abandoned military camp. There’s the remains of old guns there, some from…

Day Three – travelling north

Today I left Stockholm and flew north to Kiruna, Sweden. It’s quite a tiny airport… 3.82mm, f/2, 1/1015 sec, ISO125 I picked up my hire car (a poverty-spec Volkswagen UP! in white) and headed west along the E10. The E10 runs all the way from the east coast of Sweden…

Day two – Stockholm sightseeing

Today I did a bit of sightseeing with a little walking around the city. Actually quite a bit, my fitbit is nearly on 28000 steps for today! Had breakfast in the hotel and then walked up Odengatan a little way. There were a couple of things I wanted to check out…

First day

Today I left home early in the morning and caught a flight to Stockholm. I made my way from Arlanda airport via a train, then a t-bana ride to my hotel. Unfortunately the short walk from the metro to the hotel involved a sudden downpour so I got a bit wet.…