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Senja island, Norway a night in November.

Senja island, Norway a night in November.
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snapsByjax
 
snapsByjax December 10, 2015
Great image! Thanks for sharing.
seffis
seffis December 11, 2015
Thank you!
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CarolineHuard December 11, 2015
Beautiful shot.
seffis
seffis December 11, 2015
Thank you!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is captured at the beautiful island Senja. Senja is a spectacular island located only minutes away from my home in northern Norway.
Time
I was showing some big Finish Photographers around the island a Saturday night in November, hoping for some action on the night sky, when miss Aurora appeared in the horizon. You should have seen the look of their faces. Priceless.
Lighting
I always try to stay away from light pollution when I'm shooting the night sky, you haven't seen the night sky if you've never been hours away from the city.
Equipment
I use an old Tripod from the early 80's which I got from my father, on top of the tripod is a Nikon D800 with a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8. wideangle.
Inspiration
I've been saving this spot for the right time, for months now. This was the night to use it...specially since the ice had meltet in the foreground and the Aurora could reflect in the water just the way I wanted.
Editing
I always post-process my pictures to give them the dreamy look / experience I felt when i captured the photo. When shooting the night sky I always shoot too dark, then adjust everything in Lightroom later.
In my camera bag
I always fill up my camera bag to the max. I hate to be in the middle of nowhere and regret not packing enough gear. On a regular day my bag contains my Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 24-70, Lucroit Filters and Filterholder, Tripod, flashlight, extra memorycard, a pen and a notebook, a bottle of water and small pack of cookies (Just incase of emergencies ;) )
Feedback
Don't choose a shutterspeed to long...it will make the northern lights way to smudgy. Shoot between 2 and 8 second exposures. Always move around to see if you can find a better angle. The sky alone is impressive to look at, but not exciting enough in a photo, that's why you always have to be on the look out for a foreground.

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