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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 S°rkjosen, 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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:iconwingdiamond:
The ancients must've built up quite a mythology watching those!
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Trichardsen 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 Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
the title fits it geniusly!
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Trichardsen Oct 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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:iconohioeriecanalgirl:
Norway looks pretty darn cool dude!
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Trichardsen May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh it is quite so bud. :D
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:iconfaolangarou:
It feels like it's raining down...wow
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Trichardsen May 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :bow:
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:iconfaolangarou:
Most welcome :3
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:iconkissthesunrise:
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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