Colours of Lapland

My family and I met in Lapland last Christmas. My dad lives in Singapore and my sister in Australia. It was a great occasion to spend the end of 2018 all together. We were staying in a guesthouse, in a village called Kangos. It is located around 200km from Kiruna, in Sweden, above the polar circle.



The pictures shown in my project have all been taken within the same day. We hiked for a few hours in the forest and took all the pictures around two hours before sunset. At this period of the year, the sun never rises above the horizon and the sunset happens around 2pm. The colours in the sky are beautiful and I really loved the shades of blue and pink.


I used my Nikon D810, my Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 and Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8. Once I went back to the guesthouse, I kept the camera inside its bag for a few hours. The temperature outside was around -15C°. I wanted to avoid to get humidity inside the camera. Once, I was able to download all the pictures on my computer, I just adjust the colours and contrast on Adobe Lightroom.




It was the first time that I had the opportunity to take my camera in a so called place. I was a bit anxious that it would have some issue but it worked out very well. I had two batteries and always had on inside my jacket to keep it warm and I never run out of batteries. That was one of my fear.

I would like to give a special thank you at Lapland Guesthouse that really made a nice tailor made tour. It was really great to visit Lapland with them.

Jennifer Esseiva

Digital creative and web-designer for a Swiss watch brand, I am a self-taught photographer during my free time. I’ve been taking pictures most of my life. I love portraiture and fashion, though a few years ago, I have started to enjoy photographing landscape.