Tor-Ivar
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Emerald Night



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

The northern lights puts on a show above the Lyngen Alps in Kåfjord, Troms, Norway.
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Runner Up in Nightscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Nightscapes Photo Contest
Runner Up in Along The Shore Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Along The Shore Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Magnificent Capture
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Outstanding Creativity
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Superior Skill
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Genius
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Submitted to Photo Contests

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Boulders And Rocks Photo ContestTop 20 class
Boulders And Rocks Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our World At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Moving Subjects Photo ContestTop 30 class
Moving Subjects Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nightscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nightscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Along The Shore Photo ContestTop 10 class
Along The Shore Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Light Sensitivity Photo ContestTop 20 class
Light Sensitivity Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rule Of Seconds Photo ContestTop 20 class
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Resource Travel Inspiration Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 1
Light On Water Photo ContestTop 20 class
Light On Water Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Fascinating Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 12 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 12 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 20 class week 1

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8 Comments | Report
donatellabucci
 
donatellabucci September 05, 2015
Magica....
sharonmeyers
 
sharonmeyers December 06, 2015
Amazing photo - love it!
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne December 29, 2015
Kudos!
Shiulimukherji
 
Shiulimukherji June 21, 2016
Superb shot & edit
victoriagosher
 
victoriagosher June 30, 2016
Fabulous colours!
CherylG
 
CherylG June 30, 2016
Gorgeous! Congratulations!
LindaT
 
LindaT June 30, 2016
Beautiful master piece!
loved2030
 
loved2030 February 26, 2017
Stunning

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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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