Aurora Borealis

I had the chance to witness these beautiful lights of Aurora Borealis on one Summer night in Hanko, Finland. Usually we don't see these many times in the Southern part of Finland, but this time I got lucky. 

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 VR
35 mm, f/4.0, ISO 6400 and 10 sec.

Technique & Software:
Manual focusing to infinity on the lens, and because of the strong changes in the Northern Lights, I had to use quite short exposure time to get those beautiful spikes like in the photo in the right side. I used Lightroom 5 to add some contrast and reduce the noise slightly.  

Summer Night in Finland

A couple of weeks ago I spent an entire night driving around and searching for something interesting to photograph. I saw some fog in the field and stopped to see if I would see anything else to make the photo more interesting. These four cows were half asleep and I sneaked to take the shot and didn't bother the cows more and drove away. 

There was something quite traditional about this place as a Finnish landscape. All of the things: the field, the trees, the fog and the cows were just as in some painting I had seen years ago. I hope you like the picture. It's something different yet very traditional Finnish scenery. 

I hope to make more trips like these in the near future. I love to take pictures at night and in foggy situations. As you have probably guessed! :) 


And the winner of the print giveaway is....

Dan Holmström

Congrats to the winner! I will contact you via facebook, so check your inbox!

Summer Night in Finland