Night Mystic - Abisko, Sweden
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Conor MacNeill and I landed in Kiruna Sweden early in the morning and were on the road scouting for sunset locations within the hour. With endless fields of snow, small icy creeks, and pine forests we were in heaven. After sunset we started our drive towards Norway where we planned to explore for the next week. On the way we got a pretty good display of the Aurora on our first night. Here is one of the many shots I took that night.When you're out under the Aurora everything is bathed in a soft glow of greens, purples and yellows. Over a 5-15 second exposure these colors and lights show up even more than can be depicted by the human eye.
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