Fire and Ice
This image was shot much closer to home, just a few miles from where I live on the Island of Funen (Fyn), South Denmark. I woke up to one of those days where the light and land were so magical, it made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, and had me scrambling for my camera. The ground was covered in a thick coat of snow, and the trees glittered with hoarfrost. The first rays of the winter sun were filtering through the early morning mist, setting fire to the crystals of ice which coated every tree and bush. The combination of snow, frost, sunshine and mist was simply breathtaking. I made a number of photographs that day, and this is one of my favourites. I love the way the mist obliterates the distinction between sky and land on the left of the photograph, and the trees recede into white nothingness. Denmark never looked so beautiful to me as it did on that day.