Jul 4, 2017

Familiar Places


Have you ever walked around your house
Or another familiar place
At night, in the dark
And noticed how everything you thought
You knew so well
Now seems slightly off

Jun 27, 2017

I'll Wait

Northern lights, Aurora Borealis, above a small Lake in Western Norway.
Another one of my poems:

There is a place among the stars
Where I'll be waiting for you
Just above the northern lights
When the grass is covered in dew

Jun 26, 2017

Writings


Ever since I was pretty young, I've enjoyed writing, especially writing poems. Sadly I've never been good at keeping the stuff that I wrote, but every once in a while I come across stuff from the past.

Jun 16, 2017

Where Can I See The Aurora

A night where the northern lights were so bright that they could be seen during sunset!

Where can I see the aurora?

Polar lights, aurora borealis, northern lights - this beauty has many names.

And though most people think of the Arctic and northern parts of Europe and Canada when hearing the names, the northern lights also has a southern counterpart, the southern lights or aurora australis.

It is also normal to assume that the further north (or south) you are, the better your chances are of seeing the lights. But this only true to a certain point. 

In fact, there is something called the auroral zone, which is an area typically 3° to 6° wide in latitude and between 10° and 20° from the geomagnetic poles. Making northern parts of Scandinavia, Alaska and Canada some of the best places to see it during the winter months.

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.

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.