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A Wall of Lights by SindreAHN A Wall of Lights by SindreAHN
22/1-2012
Norway, Bodø, Mjelle :)

The Northern Lights of this night was awesome ! The snow and the wind the cold temperature, and sharing it with good friends !

My goal for this night was to get some of the Lights together with the peak, Steigtind, to the right in the picture. Steigtind is 793 MASL ;)

At around 17:50PM at sunday i saw the first lines just above my home !
So i rushed out with my gear and got some shots of the this auroras !
At 19:29PM i drowe to a fortress just at the other side of our local harbour and started shooting pictures there !
So finally i`ve also got my first good shots of northern lights above my hometown :D !
I was going to pick up a nice friend of me, she realy wanted to see this phenomen`s activity, light and colour ! She got a great night to see it !
Joining me and Gaute out for some hours of aurora chasing on Bodø`s northside.

When the clock was 22:51PM we had arrived to our new spot at Skarrvatnet when we found at our year`s first shoot :
[link]

When we first got there we saw some 4-5 lines with weak auroras and 1 of them quite active !
It was perfect conditions we had no moon, with a clear sky filled with stars ! :D
15 Minutes later it was about to explode !
The weak lines looked like joining each others and growing in it`s activity !
It was a strong line which moved around up there, it had some columns and it was pulsating, so we knew there was going to be something ! At the same time a weak line started growing behind Steigtind, (the peak in the picture). It would have bin awesome if i could get a shot of vibrant auroras around Steigtind ! :D

And so the activity picked up quite fast around 23:19PM the weak line suddenly changed and got more intense with giant columns stretching over the dark peak !
This change in activity was going to do my picture ! The auroras was so vibrant and moved so much that it got all wiped out with shutters above 10 seconds !

That weak line really was the sparkle to this amazing show we whitnessed :D

So capturing the movement and all the giant columns with the weak line`s sparkle in the background of Steigtind was really a success ! :D
The show lasted to 00:09AM, i`ve shot some 132 pictures there ;)

The Northern Lights got weaker around 00:53AM I was back home again around 03:00AM so it was a long night shoot ! We had -7*C with 8m/s wind so probably -13 to -16*C !

I will be submitting more pictures from this night !
I have picked 37 pictures of 415 from the night so i`m very happy with the shoot !

For more of my aurora pictures please see my folder :
[link]
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:iconlady-lena-lafaye:
Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
THanks :)
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
I always loved Northern Lights :heart: They're so beautiful and magical :)
I can't stop watching them :D
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D same here !
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:iconlady-anuy:
Lady-Anuy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So impressive !
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ;)
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:iconlady-anuy:
Lady-Anuy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !
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:iconniennachan:
niennachan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. har ikke sett sånt nordlys her jeg bor engang.
pent bilde : )
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tusen takk ! ;) Bare å reise Nordover det :)
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:iconniennachan:
niennachan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
jeg befinner meg i troms, så det burde vel holde x)
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