Christmas eve (with some Nothern Lights) - RHAWI DANTAS
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Writing this still half full after anoppi (mother-in-law) Christmas dinner.

We came all the way from Helsinki up to Oulu, ain't that bad since before was all the way to Muonio in the North, to spend some time with the family.

I also started doing some videos on the side so the one up above is my first trail with it.

One of the highlights of this Christmas was that after 7 and a half years in Finland I finally saw the Northern lights  for the first time. They were not very bright or brightly colored like many you see around but still it was an amazing experience.

This years Christmas was even more special since for the first time in 7 years and a half I finally saw Northern Lights (or Aurora Boreallis). For those who don't know Northern lights is a light phenomena that is mostly visible on clear skies, which happens to be the coldest in the winter, on the Arctic parts of the world.

I managed to get few shots before my batteries ran out, it was -20 Celsius outside and after the entire dinner of shooting and recording I had only 1 out of 3 still with some juice left.

I was so excited to finally have the chance to see them that I went out without socks or stockings in all that cold. By the time I was done my hand (and feet!) were aching so much of the cold that I could barely fumble with the camera.

It is very hard to explain how they "look". But let me try: it is like a visible "gas", almost like smoke, swirling around in the sky but they were rather quick from appearing/disappearing.

So I couldn't take the "same photo" since by the time I had finished one photo they were gone.

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Thanks for your visit and I hope you enjoyed what you saw. Don't forget to share with your friends.


CAMERA: Sony A7r

LENS: Sony FE 24-70 mm



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