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Aurora 04-05 September

Aurora 04-05 September

The aurora activity was high last week, but most nights it was too cloudy to see anything. On Tuesday evening it was raining quite heavily, so I had given up hope. It was near midnight and I considered going to bed, when I received a text message from Eelke: northern lights! I ran outside, and found that it had cleared up completely. There was indeed some aurora, but it was very weak. But then, just before I went back inside,…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

The northern lights are back!! Always an exciting moment to see them dance for the first time 🙂 It’s only just about dark enough, but there they are… Here’s to a new season, and many sleepless nights 😉 And now I better get some sleep, I’m supposed to climb one of the mountains in the photo tomorrow!

Krokvatnet and Tomasjordnes

Krokvatnet and Tomasjordnes

Right now the snow (sigh) is falling outside the window, and I long back to the long stretch of sunny days we had for a while. Oh well, at least I have time to catch up with my blog 😉 Here are some photos from an evening trip to Krokvatnet, which is one of the Ti på Topp winter turs this year. We went on ski’s and we were racing against the growing shadows all the way up… eventually we…

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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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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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