Purple clouds

When it comes to Northern Scandinavia and watching the sky, most people will directly think of polar lights. It will take at least a month until it’s dark enough to spot them again in Skelleftehamn. There is however a great replacement: Clouds in the night. Since the sun sinks hardly below the horizon, sunset and sunrise melt together in the middle of the night. The sky is blue and the clouds are illuminated in warm purple and pink colours hard to describe (and to photograph).

I made this photo at 1:02, one hour before sunrise.

It’s only a weak copy of reality since I don’t manage to show the gentleness of the soft yet intense pastel shades of the clouds.

But to close the circle: That’s hard to show with polar lights, too. If you do not carefully edit the photos they may look like green porridge …


One comment to “Purple clouds”

  1. Johanna 2018-07-03 15:30

    Sag ich doch : selbst schauen ! Aber in ein paar Wochen hat sich alles wieder verschoben ;Sonnenaufgang/Untergang ,Farben und Atmosphäre .Bin gespannt wie das Licht ist Anfang August

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