May 19, 2017

What Is The Aurora?


Okay, the explanation requires some physics, but I'll try to keep it nice and short.

The aurora, or polar lights, is a natural light, it is not man made, and I don't use some fancy photo app to get this effect. The lights are sometimes so bright that they light up the landscape around you, a bit like a full moon.

My dad told me stories about how he and his friends used to go skiing when he was young, and they would rely on the auroras to light up their path.

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Northern Lights - The What, Where and When?

A northern light corona from one of the most spectacular nights I've ever experienced

When I post Instagram pictures of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, I often get questions about this beautiful natural phenomenon . And the three most common comments and questions are along the lines of:

  1. "Wow, that's beautiful, I've never seen anything like it. What is it?"
  2. "Seeing the polar lights is on my bucket list. Where can I go to see them?"
  3. "How can I take photos of the northern lights? I've tried using my smart phone, but they don't come out as nicely as yours."

May 12, 2017

Northern Lights Photography - An Introduction

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, dancing above an old house in Norway.

I keep getting questions on Instagram about night photography, and northern lights photography in particular, so I figured I'd write up some posts to help you get started in this amazing world of photography.

Keep in mind that I am no expert on the subject, I'm just someone who loves the night and the sky, and who tries her best to capture the beauty of the night in long exposure pictures. And I love to learn, so constructive criticism is always welcomed.

Dec 30, 2016

Dear 2016

Both me and The Dog love snow!
Dear 2016, 


It is with a heavy heart that I write these words. And I probably should do this face-to-face, but it is so much easier to get down all my thoughts in writing. If you read everything I have to say with an open mind, I hope you will understand.

Nov 8, 2016

A (very) short timelapse


About three weeks ago me and the dog spent 5 cold hours on a hilltop enjoying the beautiful northern lights that danced across the sky.

Well, I was enjoying the show.
The dog found the whole thing tedious, "Why are we just standing here with the boring camera and not running around having fun?"

The evening resulted in about 700 pictures, some of which I put together into a short timelapse. Sadly I moved the camera a few times, so I only had about 170 pictures that could be put together. But at least I'm starting to figure this timelapse thing out.

One thing I could not figure out, was the best way of converting the file from MP4 to avi format. So if any of you out there can recommend a safe program for this, it would be much appreciated.

My phone does not want to accept the MP4-file, so I figured I'd share Lady Aurora's dance with you here. Do note that the northern lights did not move this quickly. If you slow the video down to 1/2 speed, it gives you a better idea of how it is to see this natural beauty in real life :)

And as always, remember to follow me on Instagram (@i_couldlivehere) to see all my pictures. I normally post every other day.