Please read my story about this spectacular phenomen and picture
just forget my bad english ^^ Best regards, SindreAHN from Norway Bodø
The Aurora Borealis, known as the Northern Lights !
They appear in the dark winter night in the north lands, they dance for us, give us light and colour !
The Auroras have bin belived to be gods showing themselves for the Inuit`s !
A cool story there`s lot of story`s of the auroras !
Well this night we knew there was going to be a nice lit show !
But we didn`t know where to go, so we wente to Austvika, Mjelle, and then the master decision was to drive to the fields at Festvåg !
We parked the car in the middle of the road and ran out on a big field with a old spooky house !
The Auroras was flickering, dancing and the light and colour was incredible ! I was so amazed i forgot my camera !
Shooting a picture with the car and the auroras V shaped above it i did, but after i was left in my self, i felt uncontrolled by this light, it was alive !
I`ve heard some auroras even have made sounds ! whispering ! I was so thrilled looking at this, i started to feel it in my neck ! I just sit there in the snow with the camera and the tripod in my hands
i was engulfed with the spirit of winter !
I forgot all around me, it was pitch black ! and all i could see was this light`s dance and colour, mostly blue and green this night !
Well i got focused again and raised my gear and started shooting ! The first picture was a 30 seconds exposure at 21:31PM this picture was shot at 00:19AM !
Shooting this phenomen me and my friend Gaute have learned a lot about our cameras and knowledge for the auroras shape and behavior !
IT HAPPENS RIGHT ABOVE US !
We stood there shooting pictures like crasy screaming to each other where to shoot looking for "new outbreaks" Later i borrowed Gaute`s wideangle zoom lense, a Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 ( which im now saving up to buy !) to test it
as he was going for the middle range zoom, (18-135mm).
The auroras suddenly, like nothing had bin there stopped dancing slowly and was gone for maybe a 1-2 minutes !
THEN suddenly out of nowhere a long line column shaped aurora started to appear ! at KP5/6 (more about KP later)
And i looked into a OUTBREAK of auroras ontop of us ! like right above us ! It didn`t take me long time to figure out it was a corona building up ! a outbreak point where lines and columns of auroras stretch from, a ``center explosion point `` where the geomagnetic activity is extremely high ! Where atoms and protons colide from the solar winds with our magnetic field up in the atmosphere creating this light !
It is called a ZENITH a tied point of auroras !
I tilted my tripod head at 12 o`clock positiong the Tokina and the Nikon right up !
Settings 30 seconds ! over expose with 5+ E/V ! ISO 800 at F2.8 ! and 11mm wide zoom, point focal, metrix metering
and hit the shooter !
I layed down in the snow looking at this auroral zenith feeling the magic and thrill by being out here ! While waiting for the camera to save the picture with a nice 14 bits RAW file
I was captured here by the Spirit of Winter !
Thanx to everyone of you deviant friends for reading my story
Thank you for favs and comments which i will be very grateful for !
I will try to reply to all of you in the best way, so feel free to shoot a question about this phenomen
The Aurora Borealis folder :[link]
Have a awesome weekend