I spent the weekend at my parents in the very north of Sweden, about 10 km above the arctic circle. I arrived and the night was crisp, clear and incredibly cold – as nights often are during this time of year. The very north of Sweden is sparsely populated and my parents house is located in a tiny village with about 120 people living there. Thus, very little light-pollution. I set out with a borrowed tripod and a 24mm manual focus. I forgot my remote-release in my camera bag (which I in turn left at my parents house) so I did this using the self-release on my camera. Initially it didn’t turn out excellent, but after some tweaking with the exposure in Lightroom I feel the results are quite okay – especially considering I was freezing my hands off and among other things forgot I was shooting with a manual-focus lens.