Friday Photo #217 - Bunes Aurora

Friday Photo #217 – Bunes Aurora

Friday Photo #217 - Bunes Aurora

Photo: Northern Lights over Bunes beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 6, 2017. 19:43

Photographing the northern lights over Bunes beach is an something I have tried to do several times over the last years, and despite otherwise perfect conditions, I was always unsuccessful. So Finally, in early February I decided to make another attempt, and at last, got something close to what I was looking for.

Unfortunately though, the winter thus far had been warm and rather snow-less. Thus, the scene looks more like April, than the middle of winter!

I timed the trip to be around the full moon, needing the light to illuminate the landscape so it would be more than just a dark silhouette against the horizon. And with the bright moonlight, I was able to keep the shutter speed fast and the ISO relatively low. Though the aurora was not too active this night, so a longer shutter speed would have been okay.

Perhaps I will make another attempt before the winter is over, though with a somewhat full schedule, and some plans for bigger mountains, I’m not sure it will happen. But it is always good to have plans for the future, so this is something I will likely work on for years to come…

Camera Info:
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
ISO 1600
f 3.5
6 seconds
WB Daylight

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