Purple North Light  by Frank Olsen

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To get the upportunity to capture images like this, is well worth the cold temperatures of the arctic.
This image was taken just outside Tromsø, Norway on january 23, 2012.
In the distance the mountains of Senja, Norways second largest island.
Canon EOS 7D, with Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8
ISO 800, 10 seconds, f/2.8


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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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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago


  • charitygrace
    charitygraceover 2 years ago


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Frank

  • Bevellee
    Bevelleeover 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing Frank – makes me want to be there right now…

  • Carolyn Wright
    Carolyn Wrightover 2 years ago

    So many wonderful, beautiful places on our planet!! Thanks for sharing this one!! Host of the Scenery group, THANK YOU FOR THIS SUBMISSION…All my best, Carolyn

  • Themis
    Themisover 2 years ago
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 24th January 2012
  • Doug Cliff
    Doug Cliffover 2 years ago

    simply stunning. you are very lucky to have seen such a beautiful display

  • Naia
    Naiaover 2 years ago

    I hear that the sun has flared recently, so more in the sky for you to see?

  • It was insane last night. Lots of auroras in the arctic. I was out and took more than 600 images. I was to late for the best parts of the show, but got to see most of the show. Seems like it’s even some lights this evening, as well for the 5th day in a row

    – Frank Olsen

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 2 years ago

    Wow! I am sooooooooooooooooo jealous. It’s one of the things I want to see (for real) before I die!

  • Thanks! Tromsø, Norway is a great town for aurora spotting/-photographing

    – Frank Olsen

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Frank. I have seen the Northern Lights but never as spetacular as this. Cheers, Cal

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