We are currently on board the Hurtigruten’s ship MS Nordkapp and doing a 12 day return trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen, and it has certainly been worth the trip from Australia to see these incredible auroras. As soon as we crossed the Arctic Circle on day 4, the Northern lights began and have not stopped…it’s been incredible :-)
I’ve been outside to at least 2am every night for the past 4 nights and there they are, what a way to view this incredible natural phenomenon then on board a beautiful ship like this and sailing through the dark night…Wow!
Because I am on a moving ship it’s been a bit tricky to work out how to capture the images, but through trial and error it came down to taking hundreds of images one after another and hoping a few would have the stars as pin points of light…and it worked. It’s also been very very cold outside from -12 to -18 at night…now that’s so cold for a warm blooded Aussie like me, but nothing is going to stop me from capturing these amazing pictures.
Images taken on the 5th, 6th and 7th of March 2018 with a Canon 70D camera on a tripod and cable release, exposures were for 5 and 10 seconds with ISO3200 and ISO6400 depending on how rollie the ship was. I used a Tokina 11-16 f2.8 wide field lens, set to f2.8 and set the tripod up all over the ship deck, goodbye for now from beautiful stunning Norway :-)