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From yesterdays expedition...

It`s impossible for people who have never seen a full blown explosion of the northern lights to fully understand the intensity and extreme beauty that this thing capable of...

In this one i basically kept things as they were in camera with regards to colours and such.

I was standing in the middle of this river...yes right in the middle of it. Miles away from people and other distractions. I was waiting...armed and ready. Things were quiet. The aurora was constantly present, but too weak for me to bother shooting. Within seconds things changed. A green pulse exploded in the sky..the dark landscape suddenly turned significantly brighter and my heart started beating like crazy. I exposed for about 30 seconds before removing the black card that covered the sky and then let the sky expose for another 15 seconds. The aurora moved insanely fast across the sky. If you look at the frame, it moved from the upper left corner to the right corner within a second. Sick stuff...

Is it this green, you may wonder? Yes it certainly IS this green! The activity was extreme for a minute. I`m just happy i was in this amazing location..armed and ready for such a show.

During the action my gloves fell in the river and when i recovered them they froze to two solid iceblock within a few minutes :-)

Hope you like this little contribution...

Cheers!

-Arild-
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
incredible, you made a fantastic job, what an spectacular event
and the ticket for it you just pay with coldness and freezing.
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:iconcaledoncat:
CaledonCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see them one day in real :heart: it must be so beautiful
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za4em9 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds like an unbelievable amount of work which requires years of practice. I am happy that there are people like you out there who brings to us things like that, which most of us would never see otherwise. My favorite is how the final texture of the river - the softness - mirrors the softness of the aurora, with the trees providing a nice contrasting sharpness of lines and darkness.
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Random101Girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!! thats gorgeous!!!
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irenv Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
featured [link]
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:iconvoigtlander:
Voigtlander Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Y U NO RECEIVE A DD FOR DAT? :0

but seriously, this is amazing. I'd love to see northern lights in future, but currently I have no money to visit some of the northern countries :(
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Smederevac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconxsoma:
xSoma Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was in Tromsų in March and got to see some Auroras. We were in the city so the lights seemed rather weak but it still was such an intense feeling! Looking forward to go there again.
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butterflymists Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if you let yourself almost faze into the picture and become unfocused it looks like the lights are shimmering ^^ maybe its just me, fantastic!
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:iconmeyrin-x-zaftgirl:
Meyrin-x-ZAFTgirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe-inspiring.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   General Artist
wow!
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:iconannabelle-chabert:
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Photographer
If I could see such a thing ons day :faint:
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
The anticipation of the composition is nearly as impressive as the image itself. How did you know where the formation would occur?
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Man..
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DreamsOfNostalgia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah how beautiful it must be to be there..watching this...



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In order to see, I closed my eyes.

My Gallety [link]
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:iconcoxzee:
coxzee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Wonder of nature beautifully captured!:wow:
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:iconpadika11:
padika11 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
The reflection on the water and the ice is awesome and epic!:)
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:iconlazyd3vil:
lazyd3vil Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, are awesome. Thanks for posting this pic.
Damn, I wish I were there...
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:iconmistertotality:
MisterTotality Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Outstanding image! I like your description, as well. In full agreement with theory.
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:iconshoayb:
Shoayb Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is fantastic
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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
wow.
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:iconphotofairy:
photofairy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   General Artist
Hi :wave: Your wonderful art has been featured by Design of Liquid Group here [link] and here [link] :heart:
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:iconreverberator:
Reverberator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's really beyond conception - just outstanding!!
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:iconeegardner:
eegardner Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconeldereyes:
Eldereyes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wonderful job! Featured here... [link]
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:iconarnerobin:
ArneRobin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
art of nature! exelente capture!
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:iconphotofairy:
photofairy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   General Artist
oh, wow, just read the description, thank you so much for sharing! i always wanted to shoot aurora, and i will definitely remember this advice. wonderful work :hug:
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:iconphotofairy:
photofairy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   General Artist
just stunning :clap: :clap:
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Lovely! :)
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smiles95 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I am sooooo jealous. I have always wanted to see the northern lights. The exposure is just right. The use of the black card to get brighter foreground exposure is a great idea.
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netrex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Rett og slett vakkert :) Flott jobba!
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csi-07 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Your images blow me away! And I love the comentary.
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9rabbitego Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful.

I mean, miraculous

Such beauty in its raw form that which blinds and fascinates one with such intensity

Amazing
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GiovanniSantostefano Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
thruly amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconannie278:
Annie278 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
really awesome... i love it!
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leonmurphy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
What a amazing photographer you are,I really really need to go here this photo is out of this world.Where is this and what time of the year would you suggest to go
i will need to start saving i really enjoyed reading what you wrote what did you wear on your feet to get into the river.
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:iconfcgalatasaray:
FCGalatasaray Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Great framing and the sky is very beautiful!
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:iconswordtemper:
Swordtemper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, excellent capture ! You're really the master of aurora photography !
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leilani-m Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
This piece has been featured in my journal here: [link] :)
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:icontisbone:
tisbone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
awesome! kudos for the technique and getting in the water(?)

you made me miss the lights...
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JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
feature [link] :)
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Macartilicious Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I love this, hope I can go to the country that I can take photos of Auroras too ...
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:iconhekla01:
hekla01 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
det er da bare kjempeflott!
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Raykana Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
The epic winter photos don't seem to cease. This must have been a very exhilarating and breathe-taking sight. To see the magnificent aurora borealisin the night sky change the river green and to see how the snow has formed around and in the river is spenlidid. I'm very glad you captured this shot.
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Wow, crazy! Nice! :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Very spectacular and beautiful ! :omg:
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AISLINNFOLEY Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
wow... and wow again ....
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:iconlushchiller:
LushChiller Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
This is SO amazing and breathtaking :heart: =) Nothing more that I can say :)
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Kingofspades85 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Top Quality stuff. Very impressive. :)
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