Shop More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
October 29, 2013
Image Size
542 KB


494 (who?)
The World Beyond by Trichardsen The World Beyond by Trichardsen
From Sørkjosen, Troms, Northern Norway this is about 1 hour walk up a mountaintrail to get to Sikkájávri, a beautiful lake, and the lightpollution is very limited so it gives a great view to the night sky.
Here the moon has risen and is lighting up the landscape as the aurora starts to flare up, the milky way is barely visible in the full moon, but shows up faintly.

Captured 24.09  - D800, 14-24mm.

Copyright registered and protected at
Copyright number: OTDM-IANF-QWL1-FAAE
Add a Comment:

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Hitomii Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
I particularly found this shot stand out from the rest of your Aurora Borealis set. This might possibly be because of the vast landscape in contrast to the very three dimensional aspect of the green light from the aurora. However the focus and clarity in the entire image is just incredible, I love how it seems as if I can see in the dark... You very rarely see good photographs that show the landscape and the stars in this detail :) great work!
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, I am glad you like this one. :)

The reason why the landscape is so well lit is because the moon is behind me, I timed the shot so that the moon would be behind a small cloud that way I could use a longer exposure and still get the land lit well.
40-Eridani Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful! How come I've never visited Norway?) I definitely should come here. It's not even that far away from my city. 
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)

I do not know, if you are interested in landscapes and especially auroras it is well worth the trip. :)
40-Eridani Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome! ^_^ Yes, I love beautiful and austere landscapes) What are the best such places in Norway to visit?:) (Smile) 
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Well, for landscapes there is really only 1 place you should visit, and that is Lofoten, there is a reason why they say there is a tripod at every corner there, I cant really explain it properly, it has to be experienced.

For auroras, you can also go there, but I would recommend going a bit further north, like Tromsø, or if you want to make sure, then you visit The North Cape, the furtherst north you can go in Norway.

There are many places to go, if you want for instance to go from south to north, you can pop by places like Prekestolen ( a very famous mountain ridge, popular for basejumpers ), Galdøpiggen ( highest mountain in Norway), Hardangerfjorden (a place that embodies the word "fjord"), there  is just so much. 
But for auroras and landscape Id go for the first one, and the best times to go are around the equinoxes, 22-23 september and 20-21. March, any auroras that hit around this times are massively amplified in strenght, even a super weak one appears strong for reasons the scientist can´t fully explain, most likely explanation is that there is a bit more dust in the atmosphere at that time, so go 1 week before that and stay one week after. :)
40-Eridani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for such a detailed recommendation!:D (Big Grin) It is very nice of you and I really appreciate the effortHug 
Sounds great! Now I'm even more interested in visiting, esp Lofoten, Prekestolen and Hardangerfjorden:) (Smile)
I'm also interested in archeology and vikings, what places would you recommend?Meow :3 
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
You are certainly welcome. :hug:

Archaeology and vikings is not of my strongest knowledge side, I think you would get more information on google than from me. :)

40-Eridani Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Ah, sure, I'll do just that! :) (Smile)  Thanks and have a nice day!Hug 
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
likewise. :bow:
Add a Comment: