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The Ghost and the Angel by Trichardsen The Ghost and the Angel by Trichardsen
Very strong aurora dances over the mountain on a cold night.

Shot in Sørkjosen, troms county, northern Norway.

Im doing a 1 shot a day challenge all through Feburary, read about it here -> ( [link] )

*Changed the title inspired by the comment from ~IoannisCleary
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Once again, you managed to capture an amazing aurora! I have to commend your commitment - we see new photos from you very often and it takes a lot of dedication to go out in the cold over and over again to try and make a new and unique photo of the same phenomenon. And you bring us new amazing views every time!
The aurora is amazing and you nailed the technical side of the photo - just the right exposure, sharpness and time, making the aurora crisp and colorful.
One thing is distracting me though, and that is the foreground / ground in general. It is very busy and there's lot of things going on. All those lights distract me a lot from the aurora itself. There are 2 places in particular - the red lights on the left and then the bottom right corner, where the branches or bushes are kind of blurry. I'm not sure why, but I'm still trying to figure out what is it in there instead of looking up.
I know aurora doesn't always play along when it comes to composition and it is hard to plan specifically what to include in the foreground as the aurora may appear on a completely different place ... in this case, maybe a bit of cloning out the biggest distractions would do wonders.
Nevertheless, the photo is still breathtaking, and you did a great job. I will be looking forward to seeing more from you.
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To me, your photographs of the aurora and sky full of stars are all magnificent, though you have been able to capture and portray something very unique in each one. I love this one in particular for the way you've caught the brilliant streaks of light that fan across the sky in various shades of purple and green. It is technically outstanding and visually stunning!
I'm impressed by the composition, lighting, and sharpness of your nighttime photos. In this one, the mountains and town provide a beautiful setting, one that complements the main show in the sky without becoming the focal point.
While it is nature that puts on the dazzling display, it is up to the photographer to capture the moment the split second it occurs. You've done that brilliantly, and must be delighted with the results.
It must also be very exciting to actually be there... to see this magnificent display of nature as it happens.
To viewers who are familiar with this sort of photography, it may be just another photo of the aurora. To someone like me, who never gets to see this sort of thing, it's amazing.
Congratulations on your outstanding photography!
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Suzannesphotos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
The ancients must've built up quite a mythology watching those!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
I beleive so, one can just wonder about what ideas and thoughts came from the first people seeing this.
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
the title fits it geniusly!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Norway looks pretty darn cool dude!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh it is quite so bud. :D
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FaolanGarou Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
It feels like it's raining down...wow
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :bow:
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FaolanGarou Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Most welcome :3
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
i've never seen the northern lights in person. i think it's a beautiful display of wonder. i must see these in person before i die. fabulous photography. :heart:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :hug:
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
you're very welcome! it was my pleasure. =)
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is amazingly beautiful!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Mooniq66 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Wonderful. no words needed.. I whish I could see this in real life
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Digital Artist
This is spectacular! The colours are amazing and I love the sense of movement.
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. :)
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chelleysweets Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Hello,

My name is Michelle Taormina and I am a book cover designer at Harper Collins Publishers in New York City.

You're work is GORGEOUS and I am interested in licensing this image as part of a photo illustration for a book cover.

Please email me back so we can discuss payment terms.
And I will tell you more about the project.
michelle.taormina@harpercollins.com

I look forward to your reply.

Best!
.michelle.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.

I have replied to your inquiry via email.
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ShadowFireIchigo10 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! does this happen often in the winter in norway?
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
Up in northern norway Id say its quite frequently, during this season Id say Ive seen it 50% of the time, and 80-90% of the time of clear skies. :)
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dtjkk2 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Just want to thank you for the wallpaper, dude. =)
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RoseLoveCry Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is real or it's a photomanipulation?
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
I don´t do photomanipulations, so yes, this is very real, or well the unreal about this is that the colors are a bit cooler than they should be, otherwise its as seen.
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RoseLoveCry Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's really breath-taking! I just have the impression to be under a sky of my dreams of nights :)
Really, you're lucky to be able to watch to this sky everydays :)
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much. :)
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KittykatMWuster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh. mygosh so awesome. :iconbwavoplz:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :bow:
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:iconlyricalinfinity:
LyricalInfinity Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Writer
This is breathtaking...
Photons of Fantasy
Fires of Phoebus
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :boogie:
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MalukoPedrocas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
:wow:
Amazing what nature can give to us!
Awesome capture dude! :clap:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much. :)
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MalukoPedrocas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
So welcomee! :handshake:
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Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you. :)
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VFrance Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's like doing acid all over again. Super images of the ghost.
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much. :)
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours. Beautiful photo. :love:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :bow:
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very good !
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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Da-Wei Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Technically outstanding... visually stunning! Congratulations!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :bow:
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:iconlellean:
Lellean Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Overveldende fantastisk *drømme*
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Tusen takk skal du ha. :bow:
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Can see the ghost :nod:
Very nice as usual.. the town lights look good in contrast :clap:
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D800
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6/1 second
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Nov 14, 2012, 5:08:48 AM
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