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Month: March 2012

Spring Auroras

Spring Auroras

Last night the aurora was out again – and I was keen to get some photos. The midnight sun is creeping up on us, and soon it will be too light to see the northern lights – so better make the most of it now! The aurora wasn’t that bright last night, and had to compete with the brightening moon too. At Sydspissen (the south tip of Tromsø island) I found this nice boat house, and now there was finally…

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Aurora Reflections

Aurora Reflections

We had a very clear night yesterday, and I was keen to get some aurora pictures. I went to Sydspissen, the south tip of Tromsø island. It’s a very calm and sheltered place, and last night there was no wind at all. The water of the fjord was like a mirror, and the reflections were fantastic 🙂 Such a magic night! I’ve finally gotten around to using lightroom to edit the raw images instead of the jpg’s – really impressed…

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Aurora hunting

Aurora hunting

The northern lights were very active this week, and last Wednesday I decided to go aurora hunting with my colleague Gunnar. It was the last day with nice weather, and a front (with clouds) was moving in from the southwest. We decided to drive northeast and hope we could beat the clouds – when we left it was already overcast in Tromsø. Just after passing Ramfjorden, the skies were clearing and suddenly aurora was dancing all over the sky. We…

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Ti på Topp 2012: Kjølen

Ti på Topp 2012: Kjølen

This year, Ti på Topp has started earlier than usual and includes 5 winter tops. I had a day off last Tuesday, and the weather was still really nice, so I decided to challenge myself and go up Kjølen (790 m). It’s one of the most prominent mountains near Tromsø (it also has the flight radar on top), but I had never been there. I’d read that there was very little snow in places and decided to go up on…

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Last Night

Last Night

The weather is perfect this weekend: not a cloud in the sky 🙂 Unfortunately I am working all weekend, but last night I went out into the moonlit night to take some photos. The northern lights were out, but not very bright. Still, I enjoyed discovering a new spot for taking photos (conveniently close to home 🙂 ). There was no wind, everything was calm and quiet and beautiful… I’ll have to come back to this place when the aurora…

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Snow circles

Snow circles

Last Sunday I was browsing the internet and came upon this article about snow circles. My parents were visiting and we all admired the neat circles made in Colorado, filmed with a remotely controlled helicopter. Outside, heavy snow showers had unexpectedly made way for a perfectly sunny day. We jokingly discussed making our own snow circles on the football field in front of our house. Just then, a group of 20 bouncy kids arrived, and within minutes the huge untouched…

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