Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has mastered the art of lighting, as shown in The Spirit of Winter photo series. His breathtaking captures of the great outdoors are made even more spectacular due to the glow of a sunrise or sunset as well as the glimmer of street lamps and the shimmering of stars. As with his past work, he manages to create magical scenes through the strategic use of lighting.
Since this season is coming to a close, The Spirit of Winter series is particularly poignant. Featuring Finland landscapes, it depicts only the beauty of this season. In a way, it anticipates people's memories, which will allow the slush and dark melt away to leave only beautiful sights and warm feelings behind.