The Hunt for the Aurora Borealis - Our trip to Norway

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pake, May 22, 2016.

  1. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    We spent almost a week in Northern Norway and a couple of days in Northern Finland last February. We went there to shoot Aurora Borealis and did manage to take a few pics / time lapse videos of them. Honestly, the weather could have been better though since it was too cloudy and snowy most nights.

    And what was pretty ironic is that while we were in Lapland hunting for the Northern Lights, our home province had quite a few visible Northern Lights shows as well. And by looking at some photos I saw I think the show was even better in Southern Finland so our timing could have indeed been better... :biggrin:

    Here's the best photos from that trip (both E-M5 and GM1 used):

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    EM546112 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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    EM546127-EM546129 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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    P1060842 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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  2. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    And here's a couple from the awesome Snow Castle of Kemi (SnowCastle) we visited briefly (didn't spend the night there even though it would have been possible since it acts as a hotel too!):

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    EM546426 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr

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    EM546443 by Teemu Paukamainen, on Flickr


    And here's two of the 4k time lapse videos I created (shot with Lumix GM1):


     
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  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice one. Motion seems to be an excellent way of capturing the essence of an aurora, if not in real time video (requires super high ISO) then time lapse as you've done here.
     
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