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Amazing photo - love it!
 
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Kudos!
 
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Superb shot & edit
 
victoriagosher June 30, 2016
Fabulous colours!
 
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Gorgeous! Congratulations!
 
LindaT June 30, 2016
Beautiful master piece!
 
loved2030 February 26, 2017
Stunning

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Emerald Night



The northern lights puts on a show above the Lyngen Alps in Kåfjord, Troms, Norway.

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Won Runner Up in Nightscapes Photo ContestJuly, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Nightscapes Photo ContestJune, 2016
Won Runner Up in Along The Shore Photo ContestDecember, 2015
Won Contest Finalist in Along The Shore Photo ContestNovember, 2015

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Behind The Lens

Location
I am a land and nightscape enthusiast from Nordreisa in Troms, Norway. This capture was taken in my neighbor municipality Kåfjord at a beautiful place called Spåkenes.
Time
This was taken at 2am a cold night in January (2015). The location in itself is down by the shoreline of the Lyngenfjord, a place that is very windy and therefore often cold at any time of the day.
Lighting
The Lyngen Alps are quite the epic backdrop for these kinds of shots and I try to find the best angle to shoot these glorious mountains. The problem with shooting the "best" location is that the behavior of the northern lights aren't very predictable since it vary in speed and placement in the sky.
Equipment
To capture this, I used my Nikon D810, Zeiss 12mm, Sirui tripod and I also used a remote release.
Inspiration
As I have mentioned before, I always try to find a nice composition in the chase for that one capture of these mountains. I think in the end it's all about being at the right place and at the right time as well as a pinch of luck.
Editing
The capture in itself has been processed, mostly to even the white balance in the foreground to match the sky a little better. At this specific spot the street lights are lighting up the rocks, making them yellow/orange - so they have been cooled down quite a bit to match the scene.
In my camera bag
I recently purchased myself a Lowe Pro backpack, so now I can carry my D810 with the attached battery grip and the lenses I use most frequently 8Zeiss 15mm for night scenes, Nikon 14-24 for day time captures and a handful of Lee filters to my 14-24mm).
Feedback
In the end, it's all about persistence. The scene you want to capture doesn't always have the light you want. Sometimes you will need to visit the same location over and over again to get the shot you want. Hang in there!

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