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Aurora Portrait by torivarn Aurora Portrait by torivarn
After several weeks of quiet aurora-activity combined with cloudyweather, I finally found a place so clear that I couldn't remember the last time I saw the stars that brightly shining.
I hope you guys enjoy the view as much as I did :)
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:iconliamtown:
I really like how you've laid out this photo. On a first glance, it looked as if he was actually spray painting the aurora across the sky. This set up made for an intriguing way of viewing the image.

My eyes sort of struggle to find a focal point in this image. While the person makes the image interesting, he also has the potential to make it distracting. The highlights around the edges of his body, coupled with the lack of lighting on his back, draw my attention away from the sky. This would be fine if I had a solid point to look at on his body, but the lack of a focal point makes that challenging and keeps my eyes wandering.

The sky at the top might benefit from a little extra contrast. The problem with night photography is that dimmer stars can end up looking like dust or dents in the lens. You might try overlaying a digital filter and reducing its opacity to see if it enriches this section of the photograph. This may just be my personal preference, however.

These are just some minor things I noticed, overall it's an outstanding photo. :)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Amazing :3
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I did :3
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:iconitachijiraiya:
ItachiJiraiya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful :D
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot :)
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:iconitachijiraiya:
ItachiJiraiya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no problemo
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
wonderful
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers :)
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Thats such an epic place to be, im glad you seem to appreciate it :-)
One day i will come see too :D
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot :) I hope you'll get the chance :)
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Welcome, me too :D
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Lionpelt-66 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Photographer
When you don't zoom in it looks a little as though the person is spraying green graffiti in the air or on the sky :D
Anyway, great shot! :omfg: You must have been so lucky!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a beautiful phenomena indeed :)
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:iconmoohoodles:
Moohoodles Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks beautiful! Gotta love those nights where the stars shine brighter :) And it just hit me, it must be FREEZING out there!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can promise you that I was freezing a bit, I wasn't dressed for being 500m above sealevel tha night :) But well worth it :)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reason for watching the sky...a magical moment spent in a time....thank you for this little gem!!!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for giving me these kind words :D You're a little gem yourself :D
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:iconcoloredinlove:
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You say that to all the ladies!! ;P Thanks so much and it is a nice compliment!!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha ;)
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo:
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ja det blei ikke så værst det her, helten sjøl. :) ( rh )
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Eg e fornøyd sjøl, sånn uten at eg prøvde å revulosjonere måten folk tar de her bildan på :) ( rh )
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
hehehehe. ja skjønne. ( rh )
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:iconbulldoggenliebchen:
Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
its epic and incredible!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :) I just wanted a new profilepic :)
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:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness! Did the person (you?) have to stand completely still for 5 seconds or is there a trick to it?
There was great aurora activity visible the day before this here in Iceland but then it got cloudy again, it was so so lovely :D
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The trick is distance and standing completely still (so be sure to draw your breath :P )
I know the feeling when it comes to the clouds, we were lucky to get away from the clouds yesterday :)
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so breathtaking :la: this is really an AMAZING picture and I can't wait until I'm able to travel to places like this to see such amazing things :heart:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :) You have much to look forward to, there are so many beautiful places on this earth :)
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww I know!!! :D
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I can't believe that somwere on this earth exist such beauty!
First I think is digital art, congrats !
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot :) I guess it look kinda digital, it's due to the exposuretime, so it looks kinda dragged out in a way, but glad you like it :)
I decided I wanted one of these reach-towards-the-sky profilpictures, so yesterday was a good evening for that :)
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
With much pleasure, indeed was a magnificent evening:heart:
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evinca Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! As your other pictures too, but I like northern light pictures most, 'cause they are clost to my heart... :heart:
Whenever we have northern lights here, I could stay out whole night even if I'm tired and cold and I have to go to school next day. I just love them, maybe too much.
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're falling into the same category as me then "Skywatcher" :)
Glad you like it :) I have 1 or 2 more from the same night, but I haven't gotten to process those yet :)
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evinca Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think that is really happened to me!
If you may put them in dA someday, I need to see them. Maybe I should watch you, 'cause I really like your gallery :D
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :) You can expect alot of norwegian nature/sceneries coming as the time goes by :)
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evinca Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's wonderful :D
I have visited in Norway few times and I love the landscapes. They are so different than in Finland (where I live), even if Norway is so close to us. Landscapes change instantly when you cross the borderline. We don't have mountains or fjords, so it could be the reason... :)

And sorry about my English if my text is unclear or something. :blushes:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've got some really nice nature in Finland as well. Personally I'm glad I travel quite often, because then I don't get bored with the nature I've got in my own backyard :) And your english is just fine, don't worry about it :)
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evinca Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I like our nature, it's just different than Norway (at least Northern Norway where I've visited), we have lot of forests and fields and lakes. Especially forests. And you are lucky, I don't have change to travel very often in other countries, so when we come to Norway, I'm always amazed :)
And that's good to hear :D
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How often are you in Norway? I'm guessing you live up north as well?
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ArcticSerpent Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Similar to Trichardsen's :) Great job capturing the aurora though :P
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is, we basically stood 1m apart :) Thank :)
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pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome! stars & aurora combi :la:
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :) It was really beautiful outside last night :)
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pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :) :icondweebdanceplz:
yeah the pic is great, the presence there must've been even more great!^^
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AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
That's soooo cool! Epic shot :aww:
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Of course I do ;) :aww:
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