Arctic Alps

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    "Arctic Alps"

    The majestic Lyngen alps in Troms County, shot on Januar 24 2012, a night containing
    spectacular auroras from the hugest solar flare in 7 years. This shot however was
    done inbetween the most intense auroras, as I did not want the auroras to steal
    all the attention from the beautiful landscape and mountaints. :)

    Auroras was all over the skies this evening, which makes it fantastic for documenting
    the phenomena, but more challenging to make a landscape photography which balances the
    elements well.

    The Lyngen Alps are a major tourist attraction, attracting freeride skiers from
    all over the world, every year. Sadly the alps are dangerous and many people often
    get injured and have to be rescued. The alps are known for the dangerous steep
    walls, but also for it's beauty.

    In the foreground a partially frozen pond, giving awesome reflections from the
    wonderful aurora dancing over the alps.

    Shot with 14mm on a full frame body, so you can imagine the alps are huge!

    Very windy, and very cold this evening, but you seem to forget this when
    standing there overwhelmed by natures finest displays.

    Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Nikon 14-24 2.8 @14mm, f/2.8

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    Hope you like it,


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    1. Justabird2 (more off then on :) 34 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous scene. Just lights up the whole area with an emerald green. Well seen, exposed and snapped. Thanks so much for taking me up on the invite!! :) angie from FL

      "Your image is very welcomed in HCG, where only Platinum Level images are accepted. Yours is quality work that reflects your skill and talent in photography and art. I thank you very much for adding to the spirit of Howard and Caz's Gallery as you have made it even richer with your presence. Can't wait to see more of your work! Angie,VP of HCG" (2 images a day are allowed to be posted)

    2. Philip Kuntz 34 months ago | reply

      Enchanting image! Superb!
      Exceptional shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making Howard & Caz's Gallery richer with your photo. You have made this Gallery truly special with it's presence…………Phil (M)

    3. Christina Port 34 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence………Christina (M)

    4. **EDV** 34 months ago | reply

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    5. GlixPix 34 months ago | reply

      Magnificent work and workmanship. I will never get to see such a wonder as I am not up to it at my current age and physical condition, so it is with a debt of gratitude that I view this and say thank you for exhibiting it here, for me to see and enjoy. Even if it is a magnificent image in every way, I'm sure that being there was a sublime experience. Thank you for your wonderful work.

    6. Kevin Wedgworth 34 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making Howard and Caz's Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with its presence…………Kevin (moderator for Howard and Caz's Gallery)

    7. ☼Sol.Digital☼ [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      Your work is wonderful!
      Have a happy weekend, my friend!


      Thank for the sharing
      Thanks for accept the invite!
      It is a pleasure to have you in our group.



      ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Thanks for sharing♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    8. R Digi 33 months ago | reply

      Absolutely increible!

    9. saden*** 32 months ago | reply

      Realmente hermosa!

    10. mind.circus 32 months ago | reply

      My god, this is extremely beautiful. I saw yours at NatGeo and came here!

    11. tigrić 27 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking!!! I'm in two minds about going to Norway soon to try and catch aurora, and your photos are definitely swaying my thoughts in one direction :)

    12. rrabspics 19 months ago | reply

      Fantastic colours

    13. Pam Sutton Photography 12 months ago | reply

      Hello Ole! A brilliantly composed landscape of the Artic Alps in combination with the spectacular colors of the Auroras! Your timing was perfect to capture the grandeur of the snow capped Alps between the phenomenal light show performing all around you. The challenge you presented yourself ~ to photograph a landscape with well balanced elements has been achieved masterfully, Bravo!
      Please exhibit this outstanding image at
      Absolute Quality Gallery
      Absolute Quality Gallery

    14. Howard Brodsky 11 months ago | reply



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    15. //Sebastian 6 months ago | reply

      I'm dying to see these lights someday.

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