Kugluktuk: Day and Night
It’s so easy to get caught inside during the dark season in the north. Then, once you’re used to all the tv shows and junk food that makes you fat, the sun comes out. You may try to go outside, but the shock of the cold is so intense that you just rush from place to place hoping to avoid the inevitable frostbite.
…every now and then something will happen to get you outside.
This week I actually got out to take some pictures of the beautiful community in which I live. Sure, the temperature was about -40C to -50C the whole time, but it was still nice (just avoid the metal-rimmed sunglasses).
Just beautiful. And some more…
Now, one might ask, “Tara, why did you decide to risk your face and fingers to gets some shots?” Well, I think the answer is as simple as sharing my beautiful view with the people who have questioned why I am here in the first place.
Last night, around midnight, my friend Sarah and I got our camera bags and tripods, then headed out behind my place. Taking pictures of the Northern Lights is so amazing, but I could never do it before; I needed someone to help me with my camera settings. After everything is clicked to the right setting, you point, shoot, and wait – quite awhile – for the shutter to close. What follows is my first foray into night photography…
And, ta-da! I’m hoping to get back into blogging a bit more, but these pics will have to sate your hunger for entries right about now.
Final Thought: Go out and enjoy your day…it’s taken me awhile to learn that.