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 Much of my photography has taken place in Spring and Autumn, and I've tended to avoid summer and winter.  I don't think I'm alone in this.  So whilst I'd done a little work in snow and ice, that's been happenstance not by design.  But I'd always enjoyed it and found myself wanting more. 

So winter 2015 saw me taking trips to Iceland and Norway's  Lofoten Islands complete with a new and serious wardrobe.  Not being used to driving in severe conditions, I joined photographic groups for  these - something I hadn't done for a very long time -  and a challenge in itself because I'm used to making my own arrangements and deciding where & when I get up, stay in bed, eat, how long I stay at a spot, and so on.  And I'm not a good compromiser. 

You don't photograph as much with a group and in winter.  Days are short, a group is much slower, doesn't stop everywhere you'd like, and weather in places like Iceland can make photography unpleasant or quite impossible.  That said, and despite largely abortive attempts to photograph the Aurora Borealis, we were at least in locations able to yield quality photographs when conditions permit;  and  I returned pleased with those photographs I'd got though frustrated that there couldn't be more of  them.  I'll do it again. 

01.   Budir,    Iceland
02.   Lake Ostadvatnet,  Lofotens
03   Snaefellsnes,  Iceland
04. Disko Island,  Greenland
05  Snow filling footmarks,   Vik,   Iceland
06.   Flakstad,    Lofoten Is.
07.   Vareid,   Lofoten Is.
08.    Selfjorden,  Lofoten Is.
09.   Sund,  Lofoten Is
10.  Lake near Leknes,     Lofoten Is,   Norway
11.  Storsandnes  Lofotens   Norway
12.  Near Kanstad, Norway
13.   Snaefellsnes,    Iceland
14.  Budir,  Iceland
15.   Glacier,    Iceland
16.  Ramberg,   Lofoten Is
17.  Nusfjord,    Lofoten Islands
18.   Reine,  Lofoten Is
19.    Selfjorden,   Lofoten Is.
20.  Snaefellsnes   Iceland
21.   Southern Iceland
22.   Budir,    Iceland
23.  Myrdalsandur,    Iceland
24.  'Mount Fuji,'  Langoya,   Norway
25.  Near Hali,   Iceland
26.    Sund,    Lofoten Is.
27.   Ramberg,    Lofoten Is
28.  Senja    Norway
29.   Ramberg,    Lofoten Islands
30.   Bo,    Lofoten Islands
31.   Snaefellsnes,   Iceland
32.  Kleiva,  near Sortland,   Norway
33.   Gullesfjorden,   Norway
34.  Budir,    Iceland
35. Near Tromso   Norway
36.    Near Tromso   Norway
37.  Skagsanden Beach,   Lofoten Is.
38.  Unstad,    Lofoten Is.
39.   Sund,   Lofoten Is.
40.  Selfjorden,    Lofoten Is.

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