Luminous Valley

This photograph was made during a two week adventure in Sarek National Park.

After days of bad weather I could finally see some faint light breaking through the clouds. Soon there was this spectacular light illuminating the valleys of Algavagge and Gouhpervagge below me.

I hurried to get my camera ready – I knew from experience that this moment wouldn’t last for long. I composed the scene with the river running through it. The rain was coming straight on so I had to constantly wipe the front of the lens free from rain drops that would otherwise show up on the image.

After a minute or so the magic was gone and I returned to my tent. I was happy to had captured this image that I’d had in my mind for a long time.

To me this is Sarek at its best. The rivers, the lush green of the valley floor, the mountains and that elusive light.

If you want to know more about the story behind this photograph I recommend that you watch my film In Search of The Light.

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