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gallmese September 03, 2015
simply fantastic! the colors, the mood, the calmness!
 
thenickelwell September 20, 2015
Beautiful landscape. I love the colors and the mood of the image
 
fabs September 21, 2015
it's so beautiful! and extraordinarily well captured- Love it :)
 
JoyceDickens September 23, 2015
Breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring work!
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JDLifeshots November 20, 2015
Awesome! Hope to see them some day. Congrats.
 
richardolson November 20, 2015
Well done!
 
nandicmb December 04, 2015
Congratulations on both your Contest Finalist wins!!
 
shivrekha June 11, 2016
Congrats!
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Mary18 July 23, 2016
Cool shot!
 
aparnajugran1 July 23, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
aparnajugran1 July 23, 2016
Magnificient shot , absolutely breathtaking. You really know how to admire nature
 
Danny161 March 08, 2017
Beautiful! Very natural. This is one of the best aurora shots I've ever seen.

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The majestic northern lights dances across the nightsky at Nordreisa, Norway
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Won Contest Finalist in Parallel Compositions Photo ContestJune, 2016
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Location
This photo was taken at Krakenes in Nordreisa, Norway. The farmer area can be found just south of the town center, Storslett.
Time
This was taken during the night hours of January 21st, 2015. I remember the night as being one of the cold ones. The area I shot this is also known to be colder than the surrounding areas.
Lighting
My take at the northern lights here started out as an experiment for me, I wanted to emphasize the northern lights in the cold, yet dreamy way I experience them.
Equipment
As most of my night shots I used my Zeiss Distagon 15mm f2.8, as well as my Nikon D810. The Zeiss is my go-to lens due to its hard stop infinity which is a great help at those freezing cold and dark nights.
Inspiration
I really didn't plan anything special here. It is a road leading into the northern lights. It is simple, but it works.
Editing
I have tried to emphasize the northern lights here without compromising its true form. I actually find the details in the northern lights better compared to my normal approach when editing night skies.
In my camera bag
After I got myself a decent camera bag I do carry my D810, Nikon 14-24mm, Nikon 24-70mm and 80-400mm. This is a combination that works well for me. In addition, I carry a few filters for the ultrawide as well as the normal zoom.
Feedback
My best advice for capturing the aurora borealis is to be patient. The intensity of the northern lights will come and go throughout the night. To capture those portfolio photos you'll need lots of luck with the northern lights and obviously the weather. Dress up for a long night out in the dark.

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