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We haven’t had much sleep over the past two nights….we’ve been hunting. Chasing the light. And we found it.

On Friday night we drove for 2 hours out of Tromso chasing a glimmer of the illusive aurora borealis.  We did get a glimmer but only a small one, at midnight we gave up and drove through the sleet and rain for another 2 hours back to Tromso. Last night was wonderfully clear. We drove 20km out of town and were treated to a striking sky show from about 11pm to 1am. Granted, it’s the not the greatest aurora photo of all time but it’s hopefully the first of many while we’re in the arctic circle.  It’s also the shot that means I can put a BIG TICK next to #2 on my bucket list – “See & shoot the aurora borealis”


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  • Comment by Mum & Dad — November 27, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    Well done daughter, at last you’ve seen the light!
    Love Mum & Dad. xxxxxxxx

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — November 28, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    hehe…thanks Dad. xxx

  • Comment by Peta North — November 30, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Thats fab, its an awesome sight that has to be experienced and yes its still on my bucket list.

  • Comment by sakari (the finn) — December 2, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    Nice talking to you. Enjoy your stay.

  • Comment by Pete Hodgson — December 2, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    Something I would love to see one day Sandy, looks bloody awesome.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — December 3, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Hey Peta…it is pretty special…the camera picks up more ‘green’ than the eye but it’s still a sight worth seeing.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — December 3, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Hi Sakari…thanks for popping in. It was a lovely dinner last night…so glad you all shared it with us.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — December 3, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    Hey Pete, this shot was taken at about midnight….have been out until about 2am trying to capture the magic. Cold! But worth it :-)

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