Lofoten Islands Northern Lights

Friday Photo #101 – Tent And Auroras

Lofoten Islands Northern Lights

Photo: Northern Lights over Tent, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  September 22, 2014.  22:44

The journey to Munkebu hut is now a fairly familiar one for me, but the goal of this particular journey into the mountain of Moskenesøy was targeted at the peak of Munken.  With forecasts for clear skies, I figured it would be good to get another night in the mountains, in hopes of photographing some northern lights.

I have spent a good many nights in the mountains of Lofoten, but for some reason, they sky often remains quiet for me.  Not on this night though!

With the lengthening nights of Autumn, it’s not very practical to sit outside and wait for Northern Lights to possibly show up, not to mention the sub zero temperatures.  So I set my alarm to ring every 15-20 minutes so I can look out of the tent to see if the sky is doing anything.  On this night I didn’t have to wait long until I noticed a bright streak of green beginning to appear in the sky.

I first went off to setup my little Fuji XT-1 to shoot a time-lapse before returning to the tent to grab my main camera (Nikon D800) to see what else I could come up with.  The tent seemed like it would be nice, so here it is…

Camera Info:
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
ISO 1250
f 3.2
20 seconds
WB Daylight

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