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This was quite the adventure...

My headlamp was weak, the batteries to my camera were slowly fading away, the temperatures were around -20°C and i was quite nervous because of some weird noises. Me and my skiis went down to this spot. This is the place were i really had planned to take an awardwinning, groundbreaking and crazy shot of the aurora. Not really....but at least i had a clever plan...

You see that black pool? Well...my not so clever plan was to jump into that pool with my waders. I was actually wearing my waders this whole night. Glad i didnt run into someone in the dark...

Jumping into that pool...the thing is...i have no idea how deep that pool is. On the right side there is a massive waterfall coming directly down into this pool. Probably the biggest waterfall in the area. So i had a bright moment and started thinking. Chances are if i slided into this pool i would never resurface. It could be 3-4 meters deep for all i know. It probably is THAT deep :-)

My plan was to shoot the aurora from inside this pool. With the frozen edges and all the cool details in the foreground...and a blazing aurora in the background.

I`m telling you....it would have been insane! But since im a big pussy and have no guts....the plan is currently put on ice... I had been scouting and chasing the aurora the whole winter with nothing but that particular shot in mind. Talk about chasing my own tail...

So all i got was this shot. A shot i like quite a lot.. By the time i had set everything up the batteries were dead. So i had to put one of the batteries in my boxers, wrap my balls around it and just give it a minute or two.... Works like a charm. Theres nothing that a pair of warm balls wont fix...

The tracks you see down to the right are not mine. This pool is the playground for a pair of otters...

Exif? dont remember...

Have a grrrreat wednesday!

-Arild-

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