To the Northern Lights – A Photographic Journey

Roddey Fox needs no introduction. He is practically a local as he is the father of our beloved Helen from Wold Fox Hill. He is actually famous for his amazing landscape night sky and lightning photography. He also won the WESSA Heritage Day Photo Competition in 2018.

In his own words…
It’s been my great fortune to visit Scandinavia every year for the past 15 years and, recently, I’ve been able to get far enough north to have some spectacular sightings of the Northern Lights. This week’s photo is one example. It was taken one stormy night in late October above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. The moon was full and it occasionally lit up the fjord landscape beautifully between heavy snow storms. I had set up my camera in a shady spot and was really lucky that the aurora appeared for a couple of minutes just as the clouds whipped clear.

This is one of the pictures, and fifty more, that I will be showing at next weekend’s Hogsback Winter Celebration. I’m giving an illustrated talk ’To the Northern Lights: a Photographic Journey’ at the Hogsback Inn on Saturday 27 July from 10:00 to 11:00. I’ll have selected prints taken in Finland, Norway and Sweden available for sale after the show. Hope to see you there!

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