Evening light

Last night the fjord was filling up with icebergs again, but this morning it was mostly empty. And the wind has picked up, but at least there’s nothing coming down from the sky which is good. But then after breakfast… it started raining, and we spent the morning indoors looking thru some pictures from the first days and getting critique. I’m happy to say that my pictures were rather well received in general, even if (predictably) my most “quiet” ones were too quiet for the others.

But then just before lunch, the weather cleared and it was really nice light actually. We took off after eating and walked to a viewpoint outside the town, to get a good view of the big icebergs out to the sea. But the light was getting a bit iffy and the wind was breaking the water surface so I went for the size not quality – just do a mega panorama and nevermind the rest. I didn’t really have any other ideas besides the panorama so it was just as well that it started snowing, and the wind also got quite bad, so the best option was to go back to the hotel and hope that it would get better by the evening for another go at it.

I slipped on the rocks and hit my hand quite badly, it really hurt at first but was ok when the adrenaline kicked in. I was able to move my fingers without problems so nothing is broken, but when the adrenaline wore off, the wrist started aching… I think I sprained something. But it’s my left hand, no worries!

Fresh new snow on the ground
Fresh new snow on the ground

Late in the evening the snowfall finally stopped and the light was quite nice actually, with the sun glowing through some thin clouds in the north. We rushed up to the nearest viewpoint, it was nice but would have been even nicer without the wind. But I won’t complain too much, I came back to the hotel at 11.30pm and there was still enough light to shoot handheld pictures at ISO 400! Amazing.

This big iceberg with the spire stayed with us all through the week. It just changed position a little bit from day to day.
This big iceberg with the spire stayed with us all through the week. It just changed position a little bit from day to day.
Ilulissat in the diffused evening light.
Ilulissat in the diffused evening light. Our hotel is the turquoise building back in the middle.

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