The Second Part of the Norway & Sweden Road Trip
It’s been an exceptionally busy wedding season so far, which has been great for me. The downside of that is that it has taken me absolutely ages to work on any of my own personal work and in particular, the shots I took in Norway and Sweden earlier this year. You may remember, about a month ago I posted the first set of shots from the road trip I went on with Phil and John up to the Arctic Circle in Norway and then down through Sweden. If not, you can click here to see the first part of the On The Road trilogy of blog posts. I’ve called it a Trilogy because over the next month, I’ll be getting some of the film shots printed and offering the prints for sale, so I’ll obviously be putting together a blog post to give some more details there.
This time, I’m sharing some more of the shots that I took as we travelled round, and also, some of the ones I took of Phil as he fulfilled his ambition to swim in the Arctic. It’s not something I attempted myself. Many years ago in my cruise ship days, I did get in the water in Alaska, up to my chest, to photograph a ship. I’ll never forget the biting pain of the cold, so have nothing but admiration for Phil’s swims – one of which was way up in the north near Svolvær, the other at Verdens Ende in the relative tropical temperatures.
Again, from a photographers point of view the photographs in this post are a bit of a mixed bag. The shots of Phil swimming are digital, but everything else in this post is shot on film. The 35mm stuff was shot on a Leica M6. Most of it is Kodak Portra 400 although there are a few shot on Fuji Reala too. The 120 work was all shot on a Pentax 67II using Fuji 400H and Kodak Portra 400 Film. All of the film was developed by UK Film Lab.