Spectacular scenery, long hours of winter darkness and proximity to the arctic circle makes Norway's Lofoten Islands an ideal location to photograph the northern lights or aurora borealis. On the night of February's full moon, the celestial light show started around 11pm with a bright aurora over the southern side of Kjerk Fjord. I quickly recomposed my intended shot to include this traditional cottage overlooking the fjord. A 3.2 second exposure has recorded the form of the quick-moving aurora, whilst an aperture of F/2.8 enabled the cottage to be within the depth of field and ISO 1600 correctly exposed the moonlit peaks and cottage.
F/2.8, 3.2 seconds, ISO 1600
Accepted: Cheltenham (2017), Western Counties (2017)*