Highlights from my encounters with the Green Lady between August 16th 2018 and April 24th 2019. Shot in Pöytyä, Marttila, Hetta, Utsjoki, Muonio, Kolari and Raisio, Finland.
2 weeks ago
We had a snowstorm again last night so I couldn’t ride my bike home after our volleyball game and slept in a hotel in the Rovaniemi city center 😅 For free at least!
However, my brain is now only working with my summer plans up here in the Arctic and some in Southern Scandinavia. Let’s see which ideas we can realize apart from making great memories. Let me know if you’re around for some mountains or diving along the North Norwegian coast! 🤙🏼
A vividly dancing crown of northern lights. A reminder of the past aurora season while waiting for the next one. #Oulu , Finland.
Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Gitzo tripod with RRS head
#suomenluonto #outdoortones #worldaurora
A story behind this photo.
We were on a snowmobile hunting auroras with my girlfriend. We had been driving for an hour or so deep into the wilderness. It was pitch black dark and the closest population centre was 30 kilometres away.
We decided to eat our lunch and stopped our drive in the middle of nowhere and right away I noticed some faint lights dancing on the sky. I took my camera and set up my tripod and started to shoot the aurorae ending up with pretty much useless shots.
Then we experienced something which was probably the spookiest experience in my life. We started to hear strange, howling voices which we tried to distinguish but couldn't tell what they were. Immediately I thought they were some crazy loud karaoke sounds or something similar emanating from the close by Levi ski resort but then I realized I wouldn't be able to hear them this far. If it weren't for the complete quietness and stillness I would have straight away knew it was wind, although so strange as the form it was manifesting itself as. But no, it couldn't be the wind we thought to ourselves.
However, we decided to stay despite the massive shivers we were experiencing. My better half noticed there is immensely beautiful scene behind us so I took a 360 degree turn with my tripod and that is how this shot came to be.
By the way I think this is my favourite photo of all time and to my surprisd it didn't even take that long to post-process. What do you think? Also let me know if you have experienced anything similar in your life😉