Photo: Northern Lights over Haukland beach, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. January 31, 2015. 22:16
What had started out as a windy morning had calmed to little more than a light breeze by evening. In the previous 2 weeks I had photographed some decent aurora displays, but finally on the end at January the moon was bright enough to light up the landscape. Now all I had to do was wait.
I didn’t want to get too comfortable while waiting in the car, but with the cold and the dark, sleep become difficult to avoid. So I set my alarm to go off every 30 minutes to wake me up for a quick peak outside. At 21:30, I saw the first hint of green in the sky.
I had parked near Haukland beach, knowing that I can reach a number of good locations within a few minutes to adjust for where the northern lights might appear in the sky. As luck would have it, they where almost perfectly aligned over Haukland, and so that is where I started a night of shooting.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8