Werner Bollmann - Harsh Conditions


Winter conditions in northern Norway can be very hard. Strong winds occur all of a sudden, often followed by heavy snowfall. Situations like that offer great photographic opportunities although it’s not easy to create a proper composition when your equipment is nearly blown away. Initially I had chosen a longer exposure time, thinking that this would support the scenery. But then I recognized on the display that the drifting snow was nearly invisible. I managed to do some more images with a shorter shutter speed, but then the storm stopped as abruptly as it had started. As always: Great situations in nature don’t last too long.

Location: Norway

Tags: cold, snow, storm, tundra, werner bollmann, winter

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  1. Oriol said:

    04/01/2013 14:30

    Oh!! I really love this bright snow flowing over the consolidated snow. I think that this offers a brilliant feeling of this cold. I could be seeing this picture for hours and hours.

  2. nelia leonardo said:

    04/01/2013 23:55


  3. Werner said:

    05/01/2013 18:06

    Dear Oriol and Nelia, thanks a lot!

  4. Andrei Reinol said:

    11/01/2013 10:41

    Enjoyable! Amazing conditions.

  5. Schnoering Martine said:

    21/01/2013 15:35

    Une très belle image, on sent le vent glacial, presque comme si on y était. Bravo.

  6. Werner said:

    22/01/2013 15:36

    Thanks and merci beaucoup!