Aurora Borealis - Towards Grytoya island-2 by Frank Olsen

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Picture taken on feb 21th 2011, using a Canon EOS 7D and Tokina 11-16 f/2.8.
8 seconds at ISO 800 with aperture f/2.8
This picture was taken at a small place called Elgsnes, just outside the city of Harstad, Norway.
Towards is the island of Grytøya
Beatiful weather and clear sky made this a great time. The top of the mountains is starting to illuminate by the rising moon.
The aurora was so bright, it’s reflection shows in the small water pits

-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 5D Mark III
Canon EF 16 – 35L II f/2.8,
Sigma 120 – 300 f/2,8
Samyang 14 mm f/2,8
Canon EF 24 – 70L mm f/2.8
Tamron 180 mm macro f/3,5
Canon 420EX
Manfrotto tripods
Various filters

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  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. Such an interesting phenomena.

  • Jill Vadala
    Jill Vadalaalmost 4 years ago

    Another gorgeous capture, Frank. I love your work!

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloaralmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant night out, congrats

  • genez
    genezalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning. I love the graceful sweep of the green light.

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • julie08
    julie08almost 4 years ago

    Helt utrolig vakkert Frank. Ser ikke ut til at jeg rekker å komme meg til Tromsø med det første – så jeg må nyte dine bilder :)

  • EvaLarsen
    EvaLarsenalmost 4 years ago

    Jeg nyter også dette bildet, utrolig vakkert og stemningsfullt.
    Bra Jobbet.

  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudalmost 4 years ago

    this is One thing that I would like to see in the real time !! ;)
    Thanks for sharing it – beautiful image !!

  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroalmost 4 years ago

    What a spectacular shot!

  • Charlene Aycock
    Charlene Aycockalmost 4 years ago

    Oh God, I wish I could capture this. Although I would set it on bulb and get a lot of noise in the picture, and my stars would probably move. Still learning how to get some of these shots. Any suggestions? This is going in my favs.

  • 8 seconds at ISO 800 with aperture f/2.8, 11 mm
    Tripod and remote control

    – Frank Olsen

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