I rarely did self-portrait during travel. It’s because I travelled with my wife most of the time and when I wanted to picture myself, I just asked her to do it. Those pictures are therefore her works and I cannot use them for this week’s challenge: Selfie.
So instead of having a picture of myself only, I’ve picked a picture of myself and my wife of which I used a tripod to take. It was taken in a little village called Skibotn, about 100km south of Tromsø in Norway. We were on a Northern Lights photo tour and because the weather around Tromsø was very bad, the photographer drove us far away to Skibotn and camped at the wilderness near it.
After taking many pictures of the Lights, we wanted to be with it. Due to the fact that the lighting condition of the lights, the landscape and ourselves was very different, it was virtually impossible to get the exposure correct on the spot. However, I was sure as soon as the the exposure were not terribly wrong, I can fix the issues with Photoshop later. So the most important thing was to get the focus and composition right.
We’ve done a dozen shots with different compositions and it wasn’t easy when you were in the wilderness in a Norwegian winter. I like this one because while the environment was freezing cold, our hearts were really warm!