Night skies - Tommy Richardsen Photography
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Aurora brutality

Image shortlisted for Astronomy photographer of the year 2013.

After having been out photographing, in charging batteries, out again and then charging some more for 16 hours, I decided to give a last glance out the window, and boy am I glad I did.
I ran as fast as I could to the closest place mostly shielded by surrounding light, took the tripod legs out while running and set the camera up as quick as I could.
I feel even the word brutality is an understatement to the display that graced the sky this night, it was so vivid in colour and so strong, not before and not after have I ever seen a display like this.

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