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PHOENIX RISING

Auroras that seems to explode from a central point, is called a corona.
Sometimes, on very special occasions, they take the shape of an eagle......

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Some Northern Lights photographed in October 2014. It was a dark night with no moonlight, the landscape is mostly silhoutte. But the ice on this small lake makes some nice reflections of the auroras. These northern lights had a lot of purple and red colour, not only the usual green.
Auroras can be green, yellow, purple, red and even blue, depending on what kind of gases the solar particles hit when entering the atmosphere.



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Two seasons from the same viewpoint.
The first one is taken at midnight in the beginning of June, the midnight sun never sets.
The second one is taken three and a half months later, also at midnight.

 

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Two buildings in Vesterålen

 

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The BUMBLE-BEE

Summer 2014 I purchased a DJI Phantom 2 drone to literally get a new perspective on my photography. Most people use a GoPro or other super-wideangle camera on these small drones, but the quality on still images is not good enough, and I wanted a narrower picture angle.
A company in the Netherlands has made a mount for using the Sony RX100 on the Phantom. The RX100 is small and light enough for the Phantom to carry it - barely. And it is one of the best compact camera on the market, so the image quality is excellent.
A 5-inch monitor mounted on the Phantom's remote controller enables me to see what the camera sees when it's flying,
and I can tilt the camera within 90 degrees, and fire the shutter remotely. 


A small fishing village on the island Sommarøy (Summer island) in northern Norway


The coastal liner Hurtigruten leaving the city Svolvær in the Lofoten islands, northern Norway


The fishing village Henningsvær in the Lofoten islands, northern Norway


A small community named Bleik, by the open sea in Vesterålen, northern Norway.


From the island Sommarøy (Summer island), close to Tromsø, northern Norway

 

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A very powerful outburst of Auroras on a dark February night. The light was so bright that the tree
cast a shadow on the snow. I have never seen that before.

 

 

ARCTIC ROADS
Driving in northern Norway


From Nordkynhalvøya (Nordkyn peninsula), in coastal Finnmark


The road between Mehamn and Gamvik, coastal Finnmark

 


The narrow road between Vardø and Hamningberg, Varanger peninsula, Finnmark


The narrow road between Vardø and Hamningberg, Varanger peninsula, Finnmark


"Thou shall not pass". A scarecrow to stop the reindeer from passing.


The road to Nordkapp (North Cape)


A road sign in a barren landscape. Ifjordfjellet mountain pass, Finnmark

 


The narrow road between Vardø and Hamningberg, Varanger peninsula, Finnmark