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Aurora Selfie
Lens: Pentax-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL Camera: Pentax K-m Photo Location: Tromsų, Norway ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.5 
Posted By: ZoeB, 03-25-2014, 11:42 PM

I took this photo a few weeks ago when we had a good aurora night, unfortunately there was a lot of haze in the air, so light pollution was pretty bad. My night photography is still very much a work in progress, and I'm not particularly happy with this shot, but it is still a cool image, so I figured I'd share it.

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03-26-2014, 02:44 AM   #2
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That's really cool. Though it's hard to do a selfie with that long a shutter speed!
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It was worth it just to watch nature's magic light show.
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Never tire of seeing the aurora. Wish I could see it in real life. TFS.

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Your night photography might be in progress but you managed a far better shot of the northern light then me when I was in Tromsų last year. Wonderful to see it curl over the mountain and you!
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Way cool !
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Wonderful mood in this photo!!
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Thanks! I got super lucky that night, it's not often we have clear weather and good aurora, and there was powder to be skied on the way down to boot!

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Good job. I haven't seen one in a while around here. The past few times they were visible to our area, we were socked in with clouds. I have never got a picture of one.
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The fact that you moved a little adds to the spookyness of the picture...


I'd love to see that in real, what is the best time off the year to see the aurora in Norway?


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Very nicely done, your foreground blurryness just adds to the spookyness as just mentioned. Gives the whole shot an unearthly feel.
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Igor: it's a bit of a toss up with aurora-- the best chance you'll get is when it's dark the whole night, so september to late april, but you need a clear night and solar activity, which certainly doesn't occur as often as I'd like. If you're going to northern Norway, though, I'd recommend coming around/during polar night (november 21-january 21 in Tromsų), it's an interesting experience, and we get a lot of pretty light!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ZoeB Quote
Igor: it's a bit of a toss up with aurora-- the best chance you'll get is when it's dark the whole night, so september to late april, but you need a clear night and solar activity, which certainly doesn't occur as often as I'd like. If you're going to northern Norway, though, I'd recommend coming around/during polar night (november 21-january 21 in Tromsų), it's an interesting experience, and we get a lot of pretty light!


Hi Zoe, thanks for the advice. I'll check how can get to Tromso and how much that would cost.
May the aurora be with you...


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QuoteOriginally posted by ZoeB Quote
I took this photo a few weeks ago when we had a good aurora night, unfortunately there was a lot of haze in the air, so light pollution was pretty bad. My night photography is still very much a work in progress, and I'm not particularly happy with this shot, but it is still a cool image, so I figured I'd share it.
A real pretty shot
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So pretty!
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