Topic: Photography - Lights in Tromsø
As some of you may know, I spent a week in Tromsø, Norway around last New Year's Eve. It allowed me to fulfill a dream I've had for years: shooting northern lights.
And boy, what an experience. You've got to see them at least once in your life. No picture or video can show how mesmerizing they are in reality. Gigantic green waves piercing through the sky in seconds, crashing against red and purple hues, light pillars coming from space... I would say I was speechless when I saw them, but it was so unbelievable, so unreal, that me and my friends' actual reaction was to scream. God, what a feeling.
I came back home with 80 gigs of pictures, 5600+ of them. Why so many? I shot many timelapses there, and I have enough material to make a short video I'll publish along with the pictures.
However, I have a load of work at the moment, which means the publishing will have to wait a little. But I'm still opening this thread now because I promised a foretaste to my friends, and I wanted to share it with you guys too:
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(this one I called "The Crack"; tasteful people will know why )
One of the many incredible explosions we had right over our heads. Aurora photography is hard, because there's not that much light to capture, but they can be moving very fast at the same time. This one is a 4" exposure, and it's almost too much already. So, high ISOs (3200 here). I'm glad I have my 60D which can withstand higher sensitivities...
Let me know what y'all think, and if you guys are interested I'll update this thread with the rest when it's done.
Last edited by Saniss (2014-03-23 23:01:15)