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October Lights by torivarn October Lights by torivarn
This is my first capture of the Aurora Borealis with my new D800.
It wasn't optimal conditions, but with that in mind I'm happy with the result.

Hope you guys like it :)
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:iconjohnnyronnie:
johnnyronnie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Artist
amazing sky
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a bunch :)
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:iconsurrfing:
surrfing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
que bueno esta >_< me superaste
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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:iconashbrie13:
Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
So gorgeous.
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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:iconashbrie13:
Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
haha it's amazing.
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:icondrag-on2:
Drag-on2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
superb
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :)
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:icondrag-on2:
Drag-on2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
welcome... Great shots
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:iconwnaturalism:
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Superb!!!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
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:iconstarfirechelle:
Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! Thanks for sharing!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks and you're welcome :)
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Ivar...
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:iconherrhaller:
HerrHaller Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Really lovely work, dude. I wish I lived somewhere dark enough to see these clearly. Do you have a vertical-orientation tripod?
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)

I've got a ballhead and a L-Bracket :)
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Wow, is this from this year?
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, this is a week or two old now :)
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Where was the picture taken? Here in Bergen the Northern Lights were visible for a night as well, but I missed them! :(
Hopefully I will see the next ones!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This was taken in Nordreisa, Troms.
I'm sure that this year and the next the northern lights will be visible pretty far outside of the polarcircle due to the suns activity cycle :)
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
That's right! :)
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:iconmirmidphotos:
MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow...
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconwnaturalism:
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Masterpiece shot!!! Love it!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :D
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:iconale1712:
Ale1712 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Photographer
Love it!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cheers :D
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:iconcreative--dragon:
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
WOW! I think that's one of the best shots I've ever seen of that Aurora! Nicely captured!!!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really glad you like it. I can't wait to capture the aurora on a clearsky night without interference from the moon or similar :)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
I really need to take a trip to Sweden... it's only about an hour or two from Stuttgart, but I just don't have the time to go... LOL
Maybe in November I will come and freeze my butt off and get some awesome star trails and aurora photos :)
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torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
With your skill level, you'd get some very mindblowing shots :D
Sweden would be a good choice, it isn't to expensive to vacate there :)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Dunno... I heard Stockholm is pretty pricy... My buddy just went there for work purposes for only a couple days and was shocked by how much food, gas, and lodging was... at least compared to here in Germany...
Regardless, thanks for the compliment, and I definitely do plan on visiting. I hope I can this winter, but if not then maybe next summer.
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torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it kinda goes like this:
Norwegians goes to Sweden to shop, Swedes goes to Denmark, Danes goes to Germany. So if you if you find it pricy in Sweden, imagine Norway :p
I'd recommend winter this year or the next as the northernlights activity is forecast to peak now during a 12 year cycle.
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
This is so incredible beautiful. It is like someone let fall a silky curtain from heaven.
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thamk you so much :) Same as with the milkyway, I'm waiting for the next clearsky night only with a medium to heavy outburst of auroras :D
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I have never seen an aurora myself :( This shot is so impressive...so please forgive my stupid question: I know, that in your country the days are much longer / shorter depending on season than in mine. Nevertheless: do you have auroras also in summer? Til now I though it is a late autumn / winter phenomena.
Thanks for the Llama :)
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I get that question alot, so it's not a stupid question :)
During summer we have a sun that don't set during the night, so it's up 24 for something like 2,5 months.
And since the sun is up all the time we don't have any darkness and aren't able to see the auroras, which are there all year, but not visible due to the great amount of light.
And during winter we have "complete" darkness and don't see the sun for 4-5 months. So the best months to see the Auroras would be november through january due to the fact that those months will be our darkest at night :)
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks for your answer! I read meanwhile at wiki about auroras ;)
I really had no idea, that sun does not set in Norway as well.Fascinating, but it must be hard to live such a long time without any daylight.
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torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Being without the sun is one thing, the snow and cold is something else :p
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Uhhhh, I can imagine so. :snowing:
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CatherinePeguet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful shot !
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torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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CatherinePeguet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome ! :heart:
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silverfernn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
whooohaaa, what a glorious curtain!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it sure is :) I'm very much looking forward to some stronger activity :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Stunning shot!
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D800
Shutter Speed
3/1 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Oct 3, 2012, 11:47:20 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
4mm
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