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Autumn Fireball

"Autumn Fireball"


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The biggest fireball I have ever catched on camera, and probably ever will. This was a great photographic moment for me!


This shot was taken tonight sept20th, a night full of awesome auroras in magnifcent shapes and colors. This shot however, was far from the one with the most auroras in from this night, but a magnificent fireball, reflected, above my favorite mountain "Otertin

den", 90min drive from Tromsø, northern Norway, deserves to go out first. Awesome autumnal colors in the forest and a completely silent river in front.


The fireball lasted for about 6-7seconds until it vanished behind the mountain, by the way this mountain is over 1350meters (4440feet) high, and I am standing only 600meters from the foot of it, so do not be fooled by the 14mm wide angle lens! There was some very distinguished blue colors surrounding the fireballs edges. Never ever seen anything big like this!


This frame has not been cropped, so it is 114 degrees field of view from the 14mm lens on a full frame camera.


Hope you like the shot, and if you do, please share it with the world!


More shots to come soon from this evening, stay tuned!


Shot with a Canon EOS 1D-X + Nikon 14-24 lens.




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Taken on September 24, 2012