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I only just arrived in my new home country Finland, when the Nordic lights danced into the dark skies, creating a spectacle I could have only dreamed off before...
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I only just arrived in my new home country Finland, when the Nordic lights danced into the dark skies, creating a spectacle I could have only dreamed off before. It was breathtaking to watch, and even more spectacular being able to photograph it.
The way these Aurora waved itself through the endless sky was just pure magic.
The people around the campfire added something amazing to this photo. A true Finnish experience.
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donaldwtedrow
 
donaldwtedrow January 24, 2016
Beautiful.
Jennuinenature PRO+
 
Jennuinenature February 05, 2016
Breath Taking!
AaronM
 
AaronM May 09, 2016
This is an awesome shot !
cara53
 
cara53 July 23, 2016
Stunning!
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh August 23, 2016
sublime
Julez45
 
Julez45 August 31, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Julez45
 
Julez45 August 31, 2016
Oh my god wow that's amazing ... Hats of too you
Grskovic
 
Grskovic September 16, 2016
Stunning!! Well done!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 16, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO+
 
David_Blakley_Photography September 16, 2016
Congratulations on your photo challenge win! Well deserved with this magnificent capture of Yahweh's handiwork.
Betty_A
 
Betty_A September 17, 2016
Wow! What a stunning shot. Congratulations on your Win!
Sadieky1974
 
Sadieky1974 March 01, 2017
I can die happy now having seen this. Fabulous work.
KristinaH11
 
KristinaH11 March 10, 2017
Absolutely fantastic
YDSpitek PRO
 
YDSpitek March 20, 2017
Absolutely BREATHTAKING!!
joeywebster
 
joeywebster April 20, 2017
Ive visited Finland 5 times niw and Norway twice. Ive been lucky enough to see tge Aurora with my own eyes. This picture captures the magic perfectly! Amazing!
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose April 26, 2018
Stunning!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Fäbode beach, near Jakobstad in Finland.
Time
It was on very cold and clear evening around 8pm.
Lighting
Light is what photography is all about. And chasing these most amazing forms of lights in all its shapes while trying to capture it with the camera is what excites me at all times. Especially with the Northern Lights which are a true wonder, it is like a dream come true to be able to capture it in a very unique way.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D mark II with my 24 to 70mm lens f2.8 as well as my tripod.
Inspiration
Photographing the Northern Lights has always been one of these things on my bucket list. After having captured the Lightning storms in the tropics of Australia I now moved to Finland. I was only here for 2 weeks when the Northern lights exploded above the skies here in Western Finland. This lighting show was very unusual for this part of Finland. As it was my forst time experiencing the Northern Lights, I still managed to get a few fantastic shots. It wasn't that easy as the lights move so fast and where I was standing (with my feet in the freezing waters), I still saw the most amazing reflections.
Editing
Just a small crop.
In my camera bag
I always carry my two Canon Bodies the 5Dmark II as well as my 7D. Then my 2 most used lenses for the outdoors. The 24-70mm and 70 to 200mm f2.8 lenses. My tripod is always there as well as my remote control. Then there is also my wide angle and my prime 50mm lens. Lately I have a new toy which is my Sony mirrorless , the Alpha 7 II.
Feedback
Be determined and be patient. Follow the online Aurora tracker to make sure there is activity in your area, zone. But once there is some activity, be determined and get out there. Find a spot that is free of other disturbing light scources,focus on infinity, make sure your horizon is straight which is not easy when it is really dark in front of you and just have fun. It might take a while to get it right, but don't give up. The experimentation is all so worth it, when you do get that perfect shot.

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