A few nights back on April 11/12 2014, wonderful auroras appeared in the skies above Oulunsalo, Finland. I’ve been out with my cameras for six hours, almost half of that time waiting for clouds to go away. At times I couldn’t see any stars but more often than not…
Last night I witnessed a stunning and unexpected aurora show in the skies of Oulunsalo, Finland. I had to wait many hours for the skies to clear completely and was rewarded with this view! It’s hard to describe the feelings I had, but I’ll try to do that in my next blog post :)
This photo is from two nights ago when the moon was below the horizon. Luckily I had a flashlight with me because I really couldn’t see anything. Once the Northern lights came I could see those needles rising up high very clearly. So no moon is good and tricky at the same time :)
Sunsets in Oulu are nice, especially because you find so quickly open landscapes. I went to town with the camera, see for yourself:
I did a quick timelapse sequence of the auroras a few nights ago (25/26 March 2014), right in front of my house here in Oulu, Finland.
What I love about auroras is that they cannot be predicted very well. Shape, color, time and direction are all unknowns and that makes it so mysterious for me.
Last night I was out with a friend and we saw ‘only’ a green band on the horizon. I came back after midnight and just as I was about to sleep I had one last look. Wow, the sky was lit up by strong aurora needles. My eyes saw weak green but I knew that the camera would pick up some red or purple. I ran inside and grabbed my gear. Enjoy the photos which I took just with my PJ’s on :)