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Auroras North of Mjelle II by SindreAHN Auroras North of Mjelle II by SindreAHN
The Northern Lights with the Mjelle Mountains no II !
The first : [link]

Awesome show ! The Auroras was so intense, i messed up a lot of pictures, so i was just like, eh what do i now !!!
I set 20 seconds, 500 ISO, and E/V +4,3 ;) Which worked quite good actually !
I got the colour and light ;) And you can also see that some of the lines in the aurora gives greater light and it`s more intense !

Well words can`t describe this awesome light show from our Nature ! I`m just happy to share to you all here on deviantART :D

Please see this link for my Aurora folder :

[link]

I will submit the pictures to as many groups as possible ! Please suggest groups for me too ;)

More comming !!!! For You deviantART !!!! :D

part of the 2011 season ;)

Lightroom is used for adding a watermark and removing grain and other dirt from my camera.. noise and such ;)

I have used my standard optic for these pictures which is a 18-200 with highest F at F3.5 :/ but im going to buy a wide angle with F2.8 or higher ;) and i would be grateful for hints and tips ;) the optic must suit a Nikon ;) my D300s is a DX. :D

Thanx again !
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JustinGSinclair Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Photographer
This is great!
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CumbriaCam Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Photographer
Great Photo! I featured you here: [link] :)
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great work Sindre!! :clap:
Just wondering, when you look at the Aurora with your eyes, does the colours look fainter then in the photo?
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks !

Well yes it does ! This was from one of my first shoots ;)
The auroras is very weak actually, normally you don`t see that much colours, but i`ve seen red colours with my eye and then the activity is extreme !
The colours of the auroras is overkilled with the ISO and Shutter of the camera, offcourse also how your`e camera setup is on colour.

In afermath of shooting auroras i am having a great focus on getting the colour right, (not like this picture)
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I see! The aurora is very weak that is why you need longer exposure! :)
And the D300s is not very good for long exposure because of the noise :(
D700 should be better ^^
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
i do know that, but my D300s could do 30 seconds at ISO 1600 ! ;)
And i have a good noise program,
Well not actually weak ;) It`s depending a lot on the ISO, forget the shutter time.
8 seconds at ISO 640 is equal to 30 seconds of ISO 640.
but offcourse at 8 seconds you capture more of the northern lights movement up there ;)
And at 30 seconds, you could easly overexpose parts of the lights which changes it`s activity while your`e sensor is reading it. There`s a lot of challenges shooting this phenomen !

And indeed the FX frame is awesome on ISO, I`m saving up for the D800 ! :D
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow D300s at 30 seconds ISO 1600 will turn out to be very noisy! :wow:

I see. It's quite a challenge to capture the lights. The exposure time depends on how strong and how much movement there are right?

Thanks for the info!
And yes, everyone is waiting for the D800! I hope there is better ISO performance :D
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
It doesn`t turn out to be very noisy ! It`s okey, say it`s my limit.
I have done some at 2000 ISO with noise reduction on !

It is a great challenge to capture these lights !
The exposure time depends on how you want it ;)
Offcourse longer shutter and higher ISO on weak shows, and high ISO and a faster shutter at vibrant shows with much movement !
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow to me ISO 2000 is quite high. Personally I can't shoot higher than ISO 800 on D300s :D But maybe for long exposure it's a different case :)

And thank you for the tip on shooting the lights! Appreciate it! :w00t: :hug:
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schnp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Do the prints have your watermark on them? I love your work but not the watermarks.
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Bokotsu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
:love:
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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SandzzSandy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Photographer
hey mate,, :wave:
u're feature here, [link]
:heart:
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanx :D
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SandzzSandy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Photographer
:nod:
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
This thing is more wonderful than ANY representation of it that i had seen before O_O
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Auroras rock ! Thanx :D
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Yeah! :D, i wish i can see one some day :nod:
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Kaslito Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful capture!
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D !
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Kaslito Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
My real pleasure!
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Photographer
Awesome, nice to see the pleiaden light upper side:)
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D thanx !
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flutegirl211 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, that was so awesome! i wish i could see them myself one day!
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D come north of the polar circle ;)
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flutegirl211 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
haha maybe some day :p
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CoolAnthony Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Stunning beauty. Excellent shot.
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanx ! :D
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome, aye. :D
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ume-ume1lira Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
am i dreaming...?
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:iconsindreahn:
SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I was wondering.., when i was out there looking at this ! buuut i`ve realized i`m not ;)
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forbsie101 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot :D
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanx :D
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
stunning!
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D thank you !
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
You welcome!
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DeviousWitch Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that's beautiful! Such wonderful colors!:love:
Nice shot!=D
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
yes it is :D ! Thank you very much :D !
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DeviousWitch Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.:)
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shu-ming Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! It really amazes me how nature can create this kind of art! :)

Great job on this! :D
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D
Well you need the sun, a solar wind, and our magnetic field ;)
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shu-ming Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehehe... :D

True! :)
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HajaVaikutus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...and atmosphere, oxygen for green auroras and nitrogen for red and blue ones... ; )
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
protons and atoms ^^
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vally5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing photo
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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20/1 second
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18 mm
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500
Date Taken
Feb 14, 2011, 9:56:32 PM
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