I am proud to announce this shot placed 2nd in the photo competition Astronomy Photographer of The Year 2011, category Earth and Space.
Also check out my northern lights video where some shots was made from same location and same day as this shot:
The great team from Lonelyleap films also made a short video about me and this shot. It can be viewed here:
Another shot from last friday, march 11th.
I was out on a small arm of rocks outside of Hillesøy with my friend and fellow aurora shooter Frank. As always when you're two out shooting together you try not to climb upon each other, so I was going a few hundred meters away from him to try finding a different location and compo.
The tidal water was on a low, but going up, the rocks were slippery as h**l and I almost slipped and crushed my hip and my gear, including my brand new Nikon 14-24 lens, but luckily I managed to save it, and myself :) - For those who has been out shooting the lights with me know I can get over-excited, and I should have learned from previous trips.
Anyway, it was completely dark, but using my headlights I managed to find a few small ponds for reflections. I did not know how well the ponds would reflect, or how or where the aurora would strike at it's hardest, but luckily she showed up right where I had invited her! :)
I was shooting in bulb mode, several exposures, trying to get one well exposed all over, which is not easy when aurora is as strong as it was this night.
A mesmerising display of light almost blew my on my back yet another time.
There was a crowd of people standing outside the houses on the hills looking up, I bet they were almost as excited as I was! ;)
This one deserves to be viewed large on black!
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Nikon 14-24 2.8G AF S @20mm f/2.8
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