Aurora Borealis -The natural fireworks in the sky by Frank Olsen

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This image is from the Vesteralen islands, north of Norway. December 27 th 2010.
A great meteor is striking across the sky. It is approx. 5 miles across to the other side. The light of the meteor lightens up for miles around.
And in the background the Aurora Borealis is dancing over the mountains.
Canon EOS 7D, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
Tripod, remote shutter release
13 seconds expousuure
Tip for Aurora photographing


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-Passionate hobby photographer.
-Live in Tromsø, Norway.
-Work as a technical engineer at the University hospital of North-Norway, (UNN).

-My current equipment are:
Canon EOS 7D
Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8
Canon EF 24 – 70L mm f/2.8
Tamron 180 mm macro f/3,5
Canon 420EX
Various filters, Tripods, remote shutter etc

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  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthover 3 years ago

    Stunning shot Frank right place ,right time ….

  •, Steve, was it?
    Thin is a photo that occurs once in a lifetime, and I consider me quite lucky to get a shot like this.As you can see, it enlights the ocean quite much.
    Yesterday I got a new lense, Canon EF 24 -70, f/2.8. Looking forward to start using it. (maybe tonight)It’s expencive, appr. 30% more than in the US.

    – Frank Olsen

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    sensational capture

  • Penny V-P
    Penny V-Pover 3 years ago

    Wow – remarkable & beautiful image – many congrats.

  • moodywalia
    moodywaliaover 3 years ago


  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthover 3 years ago

    nice lens Frank…yeah I know all about US prices here ,our money has gone above par and in the retail market yet the States are still screwing us (no offence to our neighbours)..did you get any photos from last night,the aurora maps said they were at 8-10’s all night …just my luck again we get a G1 storm and I get a snowstorm….see ya later Frank….Steve

  • No, unfortunately, there was all cloudy here in Tromsoe. Was driving around for hours seaching for clears skies. No luck..But there was great outburst all over Norway. So some got great photos, I guess. Still partly cloudy here this evening, so no expectations for Auroras tonight either.

    – Frank Olsen

  • Tim Scullion
    Tim Scullionover 3 years ago

    Two celestial events in one shot!! Sublime . . .

  • Pete Nunweiler
    Pete Nunweilerover 3 years ago

    This might be the most amazing photograph I have ever seen. Congratulations.

  • Thanks so much Steve. Always nice to get so positive response

    – Frank Olsen

  • Jessie  Schuhart-McRae
    Jessie Schuha...over 3 years ago

    I can’t stop looking at this shot… awesome!

  • Thanks Jessie. Just make sure you get enough sleep, hehe

    – Frank Olsen

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 3 years ago

    Wow, an amazing combination!

  • S .
    S .over 3 years ago

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