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Sikka



A lavvu near the frozen lake Sikka in Nordreisa, Norway one beautiful night in March.

A lavvu near the frozen lake Sikka in Nordreisa, Norway one beautiful night in March.
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9 Comments | Report
rebelpunk
 
rebelpunk September 03, 2015
Beautiful. I keep coming back to look at this photograph. It's just a vision of peace & happy natural beauty & the vibrancy of that colour is awesome.
Inspirational. Well done :)
Tor-Ivar
Tor-Ivar March 03, 2016
Thank you so much for the compliment :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 04, 2015
Cool!
Tor-Ivar
Tor-Ivar March 03, 2016
Thanks! :)
patriciadaigle
 
patriciadaigle March 03, 2016
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vivilounge
 
vivilounge March 03, 2016
Just love this photo
Tor-Ivar
Tor-Ivar March 03, 2016
Thank you :)
jamiejade256
 
jamiejade256 March 04, 2016
amazing
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 06, 2016
Amazingly beautiful image. Congrats !
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shiningwillow1018 May 16, 2016
Outstanding photography!!!
YvonneJeaK PRO
 
YvonneJeaK June 01, 2016
Wonderful. Congratulations
Alfrediguana
 
Alfrediguana June 01, 2016
Beautiful Shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
This capture was done at near a frozen lake called Sikka in Nordreisa, Norway.
Time
This is probably one of my all-time favorite images as it was the first time I used a snowmobile to get to the location of the shot. It was a late night in March when a friend and I got to borrow a snowmobile so that we could get off the road and our usual go-to places to capture the aurora.
Lighting
The aurora borealis can be quite elusive, but it is somewhat possible to plan a shot with the aurora in it where you want it to be. This was not one of those planned shots, but I was lucky that this night was one with a great display of the aurora.
Equipment
This was captured with Nikon's D800, 14-24mm @f2.8, iso1600 and 6 seconds exposure. If I remember correctly I used an Induro carbon fiber tripod and a Manfrotto ballhead.
Inspiration
I really wanted to capture the atmosphere in the image with the lavvu beneath the northern lights. The internet was overflowing with images of tents with our without light in them, so really I just felt obliged to use a lavvu instead of a tent in my version of the trending shot.
Editing
This image is actually not post-processed very much. I would if I could, but I accidently deleted the raw-file. I believe it to be one of my biggest mistakes in my time as a photographer.
In my camera bag
Normally I bring along a Sirui carbon fiber tripod with the same Manfrotto ballhead as used in this image. My Nikon D810 with grip and L-bracket. My go-to lens these days is the Zeiss Distagon 15mm f2.8. I do experiment from time to time with the Samyang 12mm fisheye. And for day time shots I use the Nikon 14-24.
Feedback
The best tip for aurora borealis photography is to be patient and obviously to know you cameras limitations. I have been burnt a number of times with my night shot being out of focus. Something I learned not long ago is that the focus actually does vary a bit in different temperatures. This means that your infinity "mark" might vary some. Apart from the technical stuff: Keep warm and enjoy it :)

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