Red Auroras & the tree by Frank Olsen

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Magic colors struck earth on october 25, 2011. This is Aurora Borealis / North Light at the most spectacular.
This photo was taken just outside the city of Tromsø, Norway.
I had an amazing photo trip this evening/night. After weeks with poor weather conditions, I didn’t have much hope for clear sky tonight, either. But just before midnight it started to clear up. And what a display I withnessed!
I’ve never seen red and purple Auroras with the naked eye before tonight. In some of the photos I even got red reflections in the sea.
Over the tree Jupiter shines, and the peliades is visible, as well
Canon EOS 7D, with Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 ISO 800, 10 seconds exposure
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“Read more on Auroras here”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(astronomy)
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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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Comments

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topalmost 3 years ago

    Terrific!

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 3 years ago

    WOW!!! absolutely beautiful…it looks totally unreal…you are so lucky to witness this!!! georgie

  • Jill Vadala
    Jill Vadalaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful! If the weather cooperates here, I’m going out tonight- the lights are supposed to be visible again by my house tonight! Last night almost the whole northern part of the country got to see the red lights!

  • Alex Cassels
    Alex Casselsalmost 3 years ago

    Just wonderful colours, well captured Frank!

  • Neutro
    Neutroalmost 3 years ago

    Marvelous Frank!!

  • cloud7
    cloud7almost 3 years ago

    Awesome!

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsalmost 3 years ago

    Perfect!

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 3 years ago
    What a capture! Just beautiful!
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 25th October 2011
  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightalmost 3 years ago

    This is stunning! The tree in the foreground anchors the whole composition, and the sky is simply unreal. The lights were seen in Marquette, Michigan last night, but I’m unfortunately about 12 hours away, even though I do live in Michigan. Otherwise, I’d be camped out with my camera, too.

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