Sun Arise / by Mark Roberts

It took a few days, but the sun finally broke through the clouds for a full day last week. As we'd just had about a week of constant snow, it was hard to resist grabbing the skis and heading out to the top of Ounasvaara.

This was the first time since October that I put the polarizing filter back on the lens, and straight away I was glad I did. With a gentle twist, it brought out the deep blue of the sky, and accentuated the golden sunlight licking the trees.

The exposure was almost perfect - only a little adjustment of shadows and clarity in Lightroom were needed, and a quick trip into Nik Color Efex for a contrast adjustment.

For me, it evokes the feeling of the day: that you could just strap on some skis and go on forever.