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This is why I go up the mountain every day, and it makes things more fun when able to capture such cool shapes within the aurora.

Oh an may i add, it has been some heavy days lately, have to dress for standing still, which means when moving up a mountain with all the camera gear it is quite hard. :D
But it is all worth it for a shot like this, I am very proud of this cause I feel I was finaly able to capture the aurora where it speaks for itself with almost no foreground help. :)


For the post processing: contrast +30, clarity +32, lower by 300 temp to bring forth the stars, increased whites and blacks by a smidge, reduced the purple saturation a tad, lens correction.
Used hyperfocal distance to get everything in focus, so wasnt much need for sharpening really, but added some to it.

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Given 2012-11-12
Number 2 by *Trichardsen ( Suggested by Pharaoh-Ink and Featured by IsacGoulart )
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Okay, there are so many things to say about this beautiful picture.

First off, The lights. They stand out so much in this picture! They make like a gradient kinda like picture. It looks almost like there's going to be some portal in the middle of the sky!

Second, The stars. It makes it look sparkly and it doesn't cover up the aurora. It kinda makes it pop out a little.

Last, the trees. The position of the trees look amazing! It doesn't really cover a lot of this picture but the trees look like the're trying to reach up for the aurora because of how it's so beautiful.

Your photography is amazing! I hope you keep taking more pictures for all of us on Deviantart!
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We live in a world where the most exciting thing we can see, usually, are neon club lights and skyscrapers. Because of the advancements of civilization, we often forget the raw beauty and power of nature.

People who have never heard of the aurora would probably gaze upon it and wonder, "How much equipment did they need for that?"

Truly stunning photo. I love the angle, and the lighting (of course) against the trees was excellent. Most importantly, I love how "back to earth" this made me feel, because lately I've been forgetting how pretty nature can be.

Continue doing what you're doing, it's stunning.
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:iconivanlee11:
Ivanlee11 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
superb 
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconmadcatny:
MadcatNY Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
WOW!!!!!!!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconseawindwindkiss:
Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Amazing!!!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)
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:iconseawindwindkiss:
Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
My pleasure:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconbluezndance:
bluezndance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
i am in AWE looking at all your photos,  i only picked a few favorites but really they all are my favorites
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :wave:
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:iconflowercatgirl:
FlowerCatGirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconsilvertop:
SilverTop Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing photo!  I feel that I should thank you for going "up the mountain" to capture it for us.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it. :)

No need for that, I knew the rewards of going up that mountain to make the capture and I got paid in full. :D
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Achloropsia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Your efforts are well met.
This capture frolics around my iris's
and as well beholds a personal presence from the time spent awaiting for this moment to unfold.
I am a fan already of time and exposures.
Your lens is a dessert my good man, thank you dearly.

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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the kind words.
Glad you like it. :hooray:
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:iconachloropsia:
Achloropsia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
+fav 
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :bow:
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:iconswayn9ne:
SwayN9ne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this shot.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :)
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:iconmyneweyes:
Myneweyes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! this is the best sky I've ever seen.... I've always wanted to seen an aurora, you're really lucky.  Where is this place?
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :)

This is taken in S°rkjosen, Troms, Northern Norway up a mountain.
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:iconmyneweyes:
Myneweyes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!I love deviantART! 
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:iconkl-adams:
KL-Adams Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for bringing us such beautiful images!  I may never see these wonderful lights in person, but I almost feel like I have when looking at these breath taking photos.  Bravo! :hug:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :bow:
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:icond-a-ria:
d-a-ria Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
breathtaking!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Many thanks :)
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:iconcatherinepeguet:
CatherinePeguet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful !
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconcatherinepeguet:
CatherinePeguet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You welcome ! :-)
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:iconnoirerora:
Noirerora Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
love it!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Oh nice...if this was seen more in Skyrim or Ratchet and Clank like games, that would be tight.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :)
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vaneicequeen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
wow :O is so bautiful! i love this picture, your work is very good!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. :bow:
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DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Writer
Hey, i featured this here: fav.me/d6ckedt
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
many thanks :)
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DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Writer
You're welcome :D
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:iconschmutzigmike:
SchmutzigMike Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
One day Ill looking at those lights in real life. Awesome picture
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconpaperbackrevelations:
PaperbackRevelations Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This kind of gives me the feeling that I'm being sucked up into space.. Beautiful!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :boogie:
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:iconchibikittenface:
ChibiKittenFace Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful & yet first thing my brain says is "a sonic rain boom?! Wheres rainbow dash?" great job
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
Yeah would have been something if the aurora had made sounds. :)
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GHOSTY101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Is it possible that you give me a 1680x1050 Wallpaper ? I really want this on my desktop. BTW AWESOME shot, I would love to be there.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
Sorry I dont upload higher res photos due to them being stolen and presented as someone elses work.
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tokmealait Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Why ppl do that? :(
And yea it'll be a great desktop :)
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
No idea really, my guess it has something about being insecure. :)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello :wave: you have been featured as a part of my newest favourites-feature [link] :)
enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it ;)
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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