Jul 14, 2017

My Knight In Shining Armour



My knight in shining armour
Came riding by on his black horse
He didn't tear my walls down
As he realized I needed them 

Instead he asked to come in
He helped build me a castle
And fiercely fought by my side
To keep the monsters out 

Jul 7, 2017

Sleep Tight


Early in the morning
I wake up
Just so I can curl up closer to you
And in your sleep
You put your arm around me

And I feel safe
From all the scary monsters
That haunt my dreams

As I close my eyes 
And drift off
I know that you
Will chase my monsters away

Lock You Away


There's a special place in my heart
Where I'll lock you away
Alongside all the others
Who weren't here to stay
That's where I'll keep our memories
And remember through each tear
That even though you are gone now
I will always keep you near


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

Jul 2, 2017

Little Things of Nature


Drops of dew in the evening grass
Soft moss between your toes
The sound of summer rain
As the day draws to a close

Jun 30, 2017

Letting Go



As the sun is setting in the horizon
The night says farewell to the day
They met briefly during dusk and dawn
But were never headed the same way 

Jun 28, 2017

I Don't Wanna Be Me

Ghost? Or just goofing around with long exposure shots? :)

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 25, 2017

Just a Quote




“Didn't I say I'd always be your same stars?
If you get to missing me, just look up.”
 -
Anne Rivers Siddons -

Jun 18, 2017

The Stars, Darkness and I



Darkness pulling, dragging, holding me down
Everywhere I turn, it wants to engulf me
My soul is screaming, yelling, longing for air
Let me go, I'm losing my way

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.

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.

Aug 31, 2016

Update - It's About Time

The northern lights dancing with the full mon - Picture taken Spring, 2016.


It has been far too long since I last made an update to this site. I'll try to keep this post nice and short, and I promise to update the page more frequently from now on.

I am much better at updating my Instagram account (@I_couldlivehere), so make sure you follow me there if you're interested in seeing pictures of the northern lights, the starry skies and some beautiful sunsets. And of the dog, of course.

Last time you heard from me, I had just started making my bucket list, and was hoping to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in September or early October this year. Those plans were put aside when I suddenly came across the perfect apartment. I decided to postpone all travel plans, and buy my dream home instead.