Whenever I want to photograph the Quintessential North, I end up at this place. During my visits, the atmosphere always seems to be brooding, but all the better. Thick clouds feasting on the mountain peaks speak to the possibilities of a clear blue sky, rain, and snow, that is, all four seasons. And the location itself? It's a noplace that could be in Northwestern Europe, Siberia, Pacific Northwest, and even the Japanese north, albeit with smaller dimensions.