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AT THE EDGE OF THE SOLAR STORM - 4K

January 17, 2018

Before setteling down in Denmark, I, like most Danes, had no idea that one could possibly witness the northern lights. In 2015, as I was on the Ordrup beach in the northwest of Zealand (Sjælland), I was out taking pictures of the milky way on a clear night. My camera was facing east/north-east and I noticed an usual purple color in the upper left-hand corner of my frame. As I tried to investigate further, taking several shots in different directions, I was stunned by these green and purple sort of curtains. ‘It couldn’t possibly be…’ I thought. First thing in the morning, I asked one of my colleagues who had lived in the area for awhile, for a tangible explanation. ‘Well, it looks like you got lucky!’, he replied. I had just captured my first northern lights ever, and it was in Denmark! Of course the first shots looked horrible, as I didn’t know how to photograph them with the right settings. I rapidly discovered, despite the common opinion, that the northern lights are actually often visible in the country.

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