Abisko: Where are the mountains?

Day 19

Where are the mountains? I guess they’re still there, they are hard to move. But I couldn’t see them the whole day. When I stood at the edge of the lake I could see the island Ábeskosuolu, 700 metres away, but the rest of the terrain was hidden in a greyish white. I guess it was less the falling snow but the blowing snow that hid the surroundings, because the wind was quite fresh and gusty. SMHI, the Swedish weather office published a level 1 warning for today: hård vind med snödrev/nederbörd (high wind with ground blizzard/precipitation).

Two other images of today, the first showing one of huge snowbanks that were built up on the houses lee side. The other shows the restaurant and bar from the outside with blowing snow.

Photographers note: I like the last photo of the restaurant’s outside. And I took it without a tripod: ISO 3200 35mm f/2.0 1/320 sec


6 comments to “Abisko: Where are the mountains?”

  1. Elijah 2015-02-02 23:33

    …is it possible to see Kebnekaise from Abisko in ideal conditions?

  2. Ma HB 2015-02-03 18:20

    Dear Olaf,
    How long will you stay in Abisco? But the weather seems to be not better in this whole area. It is a pity. I keep my fingers crossed for you, that the sky get blue soon.
    And now your battery in the car doesn’t work. Is it because of cold or another problem?
    I wish you all the best, yours Ma

  3. Sabine NL 2015-02-03 19:29

    The night photo is just gorgeous. Edward Hopper-style: “Polar nighthawks with After Eight in Abisko”.

  4. way-up-north 2015-02-07 20:43

    No, Elijah, there are other mountains between.

    Ma HB: As you already know did I leave Abisko, got a new battery and was in Murjek some days. Tomorrow I’ll continue my journey.

    Sabine NL: I like this photo too, despite of many of my other photos it tells a story.

  5. Annika 2015-02-08 15:55

    Und außerdem mag ich After eight :-)

  6. way-up-north 2015-02-12 10:05

    After eight, Annika? Muss ich diesen Kommentar verstehen?

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