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Northern lights

Northern lights
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Copyright: Fredrik Holm (fredi) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 33] (200)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-03
Categories: Mountain, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, EF-S 10-22 F3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/4, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Our world at night., AURORA (Polar Lights) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-16 19:31
Viewed: 13283
Favorites: 21 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo of aurora borealis taken just outside Reykjavík on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula. Some street lights in Reykjavík can be seen to the lower right.

This particular aurora display was magnificent but not at all uncommon. The aurora was green and pink, and for about one hour fast-moving flickering auroras formed bright spirals, drapes and coronas.

More aurora photos can be found on my homepage.

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Hello Fredrik, and welcome to TrekNature. It may be a common sight to you...but certainly not to me; and used to live in Alaska! Did the long exposure make the aurora even brighter? The lighting in the entire image is amazing except the bright white on the right is a little distracting. I love the composition with the cabin almost but not quite silhouetted. Just lovely.

Hi Fredrik,
Wowwww, absoluly beautiful,very very good picture. I keep it in my favorite
Thank you

Hi Fredrik,
Fantastic photo of the northern lights. Focus, colour and compositions are excellent.

I know how spectacular the northern lights can be as we get them here in Alberta, especially in the fall. Janice

Hello Fredrik
Spectacular sight - I have not seen the aurora for many years. Thanks for sharing such a well composed and executed image.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-17 1:25]

Wow, Fredrik.
A warm welcome to TN.
A fantastic shot of the northern lights.
It is one of my life dreams, to see one with my own eyes.
Great colors and composition.
TFS. : )

Fantastic. This is one of my favorite aurora shots ever! The lights on the horizon just add to the magnificence of this shot. The low mountains in the background are perfect in the composition, and perfectly lit!

Like manyee, seeing the aurora borealis (and australis) are lifelong dreams of mine.

I wish I could give you more smilies for this one!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-17 1:39]
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Wooow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot that you have very done ! I like very much this photo of "aurore boréale". It is well composed. Perhaps, you ought to clean the little blank points... I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Fredrik and thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-05-17 2:21]

Hi Fredrik,
Very interesting photo! It looks like someone painted the sky. Nice composition!
T and M

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-17 2:32]

Hello Fredrik, magnifique cliché aux couleurs remarquables. I have never seen an aurora boralis like that. Composition and colors are perfect. I like mainly the lights on the horizon, very well done. Best regards, Didier.

Wow, just amazing! a superb shot, you can really get the sense of it moving.
I was lucky enough to witness the AB in Finland about 12yrs ago, it was amazing, but quite overcast and certainly not as incredible as this image.
Thanks for sharing :-)

Beautiful. Very well composed. TFS

Wonderful - Seeing the Northern Lights are at the top of my list of 'things to do before I die' and your picture shows exactly why.

The building on the foreground really adds to this picture and the white lights on the right could easily be toned down to be a little less distracting, but otherwise this is wonderful and you are so lucky to live where you do.



PS Welcome to TN and hope to see more of these in the future

Fantastic capture! The small building adds nice touch to this image. Very well composed. Truly amazing.

Stunning shot, one of natures specticals. The barn in the foreground adds a nice bit of interest as is well placed for great composition. I'm amazed at the DOF for f/4. TFS.



An awesome shot! Very well composed and good exposure too.

Hello Fredrik,
When I saw your first picture here on TN I look at your intro and later at your website. Honestly I wondered why you started with such picture. It was a good shot but in comparision with so many spectacular and beautiful pictures on your website it looked quite incounspicuous.
This shot is quite different. Definitely not incounspicuous, but very striking and beautiful. I wonder why you didn't start with that?
Anyway, this is a superb shot. It has great colours, very interesting subject and perfect technique.
I like it a lot!
Welcome to TN!

Hello Fredrik

Wow... this is magical! Thanks.

très beau cliché, merveilleux moment.
Ce doit être un spectacle splendide et impressionnant.
bravo et merci du partage

Woow. Stunning image.
One of the most beautiful landsacpes I've seen on either Tn or TE, well done.
The composition and exposure are perfect.

I was wondering why I wasn't seeing any images of aurora borealis on this site, and here it is, so beautiful and mystifying!
Thanks for sharing it, Fredrik.
The image is a beauty!

Excelent shot and nice notice about it. Marjan

Hi Fred, one of the best shot ever seen on TN.
Compo and details are perfect.

Hi Fredrik,
You've already received so many great critiques that there is not much more to write for me. All I can add is that I just love the beauty of the northern light and that you have catched it perfectly. I agree with Emma on the city lights on the right.

Hi Fredrik,

Amazing photo. I like it.
EXCELLENT exposition!
Very well done!

TFS :-)

tres belle aurore boreale.la couleur est superbe.
merci pour le partage.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-05-19 10:26]

complimenti bellissima foto soprattuttu mi piace la casetta.

This is absolutely fantastic no question as soon as I saw the thumb nail. Exposure looks perfect to me. Nice balance framing everything. This going into my favourites. TFS

Es una increible foto se nota la belleza de los colores y del lugar ademas de tu buen conocimiento de fotografia.

One of my favorites.Fantastic capture.TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-04 12:28]

Hi Fredrik,
Aurora borealis is one the greater Nature's spectacles! This shot is as good the phenomenon you captured!
TFS, José M.

bravo, bravo, bravo.

10 +
clap clap

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  • weejt (46)
  • [2006-08-09 6:38]

Hi Fredrik, many congratulations on an absolutely stunning photograph. I have always wanted to see and photograph this natural phenomenon personally. One day..... ;-) A well taken and fantastically taken shot and very informative notes. Well done

It looks incredible! I wonder, how it looks with naked eye.

Hi Fredrik,

Beautifull composition. I especially like the wooden house (or barn?) in the FG. Le light source in the right BG as well from the aurora reflect on this structure and the long exposure helps to bring nice details in the dark. The mountains in the left BG is also amazing with the refection of the aurora on it. Of course the sky is 10/10. Good colors and details.

PC :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-24 12:05]

Fredrik, congratulations on the publication and on the picture itself.

The mixture between natural and man-made elements is great in my opinion.

Excellent sharpness and composition.

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  • wiindy (18)
  • [2007-04-20 20:55]

What a beautiful photo. It is amazing what you can see in the night sky. A fantastic photo and I hope to see more of your work.

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-04-29 6:32]

Hola Fredrik,
Hermosa fotografía, esa aurora boreal es fantástica.
Buen trabajo
Saludos cordiales

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2007-05-02 11:26]

Hello Fredrik,
This is picture from the dream world. Fantastic image shows the amazing Northern lights. Excellent colors, focus and composition.
Best regards,

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2007-06-02 19:11]

Just spectacular!!!

Strange place, surreal, other worldly!!!!! Wonderful to see!!!

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  • Slana (42)
  • [2007-09-05 15:07]

WAW! You've got amazing photos.
I've visited Iceland this summer and just loved the nature. Is it difficult to capture aurora?

Nicely captured .....what a photograph.TFS


Hello Fredrik,
Absolutely stunning colors and composition. A natural wonder captured for all. Thanks,

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  • biero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (12)
  • [2007-12-20 19:43]

Bravo Fredrik, j'adore, quel spectacle, merci de partager.

Stunning!!! Great job!

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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-07-09 21:02]

Hi Fred,
excellent captured,
excellent composition,
excellent colors,
excellent sharpness!!!

And you've done it great in 15 seconds exposure.
The night sky with the bright lights...
TFS :))

Best wishes,

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  • swart (125)
  • [2009-06-10 9:23]

great shot

Hi Fredrik,

A perfect moment. I do not see a color in the sky before the carnival. Thank you so much for sharing.

Best Regards.

great picture.
I hope some day i´ll see it in person. Meanwhile thank you for "taking me" there.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2010-06-11 18:32]

Hello Fredrik,
I loved you photo! Aurora borealis is one thing I have to see before die !This picture is here to increase my desire !
Thankyou for sharing! Well done! Congratulations!
Have a nice w-end!

Hola, Fredrik:
La aurora boreal es uno de los mejores espectáculos que nos puede mostrar la naturaleza, ya quisiera poder algún día verla en persona. Increíble contraste de colores y justo al lado de la Capital!, pensaba que había que viajar muy al polo norte para poder verla.
Muy bella imagen.

I have always wanted to see this first hand. Wonderful shot!

Stunning picture, well composed and good exposure.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-14 13:23]

Fantastic shot!!! It needs 100 points! Luciano

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