Celestial illumination

This is an image I shot on a spectacular evening just oustide Tromsø, Northern-Norway.


BTW! Sequences from this place was also shot in my northern lights short-film which I spent 6monts to create, shot with 150.000 still images, I recommend taking a look here:

Celestial Lights on Vimeo


A forecasted CME hit earth, though not as strong as expected, still the lightshow over our heads was just fantastic!!


In the frame you can see my friend Truls standing there on the road, doing the same as me, shooting one of the most insane auroras from this season! Intense colors, fast movement, awesome curtains and an absolutely fantastic corona on top! This was shot just outside the city of Tromsø, Norway.


Curtains, bows, coronas, red auroras, this night had it all. In this shot I aimed from close to the ground using my 15mm Fullframe Fisheye to dig in most possible of the action, using the road and my friend to put things into perspective.


The 15mm on a full frame body captures almost 180degrees, so you can imagine the scale of this one!!


LOTS more of shot from this evening, will keep me busy for a while, hehe :)


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Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 15mm 2.8 Fisheye, f/3.5 6sec, ISO3200.


Hope you like it!


Edit July 19th: An updated version of the photo has been uploaded where shadows has been lifted slightly to better display the structure in darker ares. The initial version was more or less a a straight out of the camera shot.




  • Helena Bílková 3y

    Fantastic light ! Great work ! :-)
  • My World of Photos 3y

    What an awesome shot!
  • Howard Brodsky 3y

    Please honour "Howard`s Gallery" by posting this magnificent picture that you have taken here.

    I have been away ill but took the time to look at this incredible piece of work, and it is not photography it is "Art" please post it to the gallery that bears my name .Caz ,my Equal Partner will be thrilled to recieve it....as I am looking forward to its post ..............Wowowowowowow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This Gallery is upper echelon, and is a very dignified site of class,displaying upscale photos of "ALL TYPES" for the best to strut , and for many to aspire to, ......I hope you take me up on my offer to post here .......your work displayed is beautiful .......I am also leaving you an "admin. invite".......there are NO rules for commenting unless you want to .........We now have an exceptional team of expierienced moderators and administrators who bring a wealth of talent, and knowledge. and appreciation of photography....so we are gaining momentum.......and as a premier site of high caliber and respect I hope to see your picture here posted with us because "I" love IT!!!!!!!!!!!!......Oh don`t forget and take that bow.... You certainly earned the right to take one with this beauty..............Howard

  • Diana Michaels 3y

    Such an amazing stuff !!
  • mary 3y

    Woooooo!!!!!! Surreal!!!!!
  • marian 3y

  • Photography by Bytegirl 3y

    wow... amazing aurora capture!!

    Seen in Your Very Best
  • Kevin Wang 3y

  • Peggy Collins 3y

    Simply amazing!
  • Scott Robertson 3y

    Utterly staggering image. Congratulations on such an amzing image.
  • Philip Miller 3y

    In special recognition of fine art
    we would be most honored to include this image
    in our gallery quality group

    Apollo and Dionysus
  • Richard Pope 2y

    This is so beautiful. Just an amazing shot!!!
    I've watched your video, "celestial Light", on Vimeo and it left me speechless... truly inspiring. I sent the link to all my friends. Your aurora shots are some of the best I've seen. I'm glad I found these... thanks for sharing!
  • Ana Stefanović 2y

    Once again... wow!!!!
  • Caz 2y

    Wow! beautiful photo!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi i am the Lead Art Advisor and Lead Art Director for Howard and Caz`s Gallery.....your picture has so absolutely inspired me to invite it to "HCG" as what you have produced here is wonderful!!…… you have really caught my attention with this beautiful work that you have created, and believe me your work has got to be more than just incredible to get my attention …….. therefore I hope you post your ART PIECE….with my special " Administrative invite' (which comes with this invite to post). My Partner Howard will be thrilled to see this posted!!!! HCG retains only the best photos on flickr, your photo therefore deserves its place in this Platinum Gallery......Many thanks......Caz :)

  • Marcel Bonfils 2y

    Stunning, and scary. I'm mildly agoraphobic, and I'm sure I would be terrified by this spectacular light show, but beautiful nevertheless.
  • Matteo Chinellato 2y

    a day..hope to come in Norway....I hope...
  • Carol How Photography 1y

    Stunning…its nature's fireworks!
  • Ray 1y

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  • Matteo Chinellato 1y

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Taken on November 29, 2011
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