February 22, 2010

The Northern Light

I've been on the road a lot lately. It's hard to be away from the family so much, but the work is enjoyable and makes a real difference in people's lives, so there is some consolation to be found in that.

From time-to-time, the people who live here ask themselves what it is about the North that keeps them here. I think it's a long list of reasons, both subtle and overt, and that the list varies from person to person. Others have proclaimed that, for them, it's the quality of light and how it casts a magical veil across the land.

I think that's a big part of it.

I took these pictures on my latest road trip.

Over the mountain on the way out of Ross River.

Dusty skies and shadows at the Five Finger Rapids.

Sunset at Stewart Crossing.

A mountain near Fox Lake.

Orange skies at night, musher's delight?

There's no need for special lenses or photoshopping here. There's just something about that northern light.


taibhsearachd said...

Spectacular photos, especially the first one. Thanks Michael.

Jennoit said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! And yes, the light is a huge reason why I love living here. Great shots, Michael.