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Aurora rays

26.1.2023 at 20.30 - 21.15 - Siikajoki (III)
Marko Haapala

At the end of the shooting day, there was still an opportunity to capture the northern lights in Siikajoki's Varesäikä and a terrible place with powerful lights behind the back creating quite a few shadows in the picture area, but what can you do when you don't have a driver's license and of course not a car, otherwise I would have been a bit different if I could even afford to move the car then. What must be the redness over all the green that stuck to the two pictures and that you only noticed on the screen of the iMac. Of course, they tried to capture the Milky Way with the nort...

Images: 4 pcs

Pearl clouds

26.1.2023 at 15.40 - 17.50 - Kokkola (II)
Marko Haapala

26.1 waking up already around four in the morning and after a cup of coffee already on my knees in the field photographing the comet and not more than that when the equipment is taken into account. I had time to process the pictures inside, and while the stars were still twinkling in the sky, we already walked into the Käpytikka forest, where we spent more than half a day. The iPhone squealed a couple of times and the opportunity to get on board and Kokkola's Lohtaja was offered. On the way there was already one handsome colorful cloud, but the car didn't stop. We managed to get there ...

Images: 8 pcs

Reflected sunbeams

25.1.2023 at 14.37 - 14.45 - Siikajoki (I)
Marko Haapala

Well, it was windy to photograph, it must be admitted. But luckily it was still light enough that you could shoot handheld with one camera and the other camera was on a tripod, as long as you remember to keep the tripod firmly in place when shooting. Now let's guess that reflected cloud rays. However, there was no information about calm weather. But some stationary reddish ray. They barely stood out when you once knew how to shoot and the camera worked a little better plus image processing on top of feeling from the bottom, removing the gray curtain... However, two pictures that you can lo...

Images: 6 pcs

Several halo forms

2.1.2023 at 22.00 - 22.35 - Kempele (II)
Marko Haapala

In the middle of all the other artistic filming, I had to change the place a bit when such a pretty halo ring appeared around the Moon and maybe there is a little bit of some other halo effect on the top of the ring... Let the experts confirm that.

Images: 4 pcs

Light pillars

14.12.2022 at 23.00 - 04.30 - Kempele (II)
Marko Haapala

Well, now there was no mind-blowing razor-sharp brightness with color brilliance in the light pillars. Beautiful and restrained and great length reaching all the way to the zenith and of course the poor guy still doesn't own a fisheye lens. There, however, it was rotated all night along the fields to different places, so it's a bit challenging to define the location on the map, so we just click on the center point. After all, you can see the fields around it, and you could easily cross Tuohinonoja if the ice held under the walker. Changing the place while looking for a different perspe...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Aurora rays

11.11.2022 at 17.50 - 18.50 - Oulu (III)
Marko Haapala

What streaks stuck to the pictures? It was clear and the northern lights promised something, so a fast bike ride with favorable assistance from the downwind to a distance of about 13 km, i.e. next to Turkansaari. The gravel roads were wet and the paint splashed, but it didn't slow down the pace. An hour passed there and the illuminating effect of the moon was quite impressive. The stripes just faded into the pictures, but it was a bit challenging considering the picture perspective. They were there for half an hour and disappeared from the sky when the rays also disappeared and after that ...

Images: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

23.10.2022 at 18.30 - 23.55 - Kempele (IV)
Marko Haapala

It took a while to cool down in the adjacent field and the beginning was modest, so let's leave that part out. In the end, however, it started to happen up to the corona and the display was bright, meaning that the exposure was diligently dripped and there was enough movement. When it was windy, the place was fine, although sometimes the gusty wind was disturbingly strong. Interesting tracks were captured in the pictures and remained photographed for at least 10 minutes, but they were not analyzed in any way when photographing them, I had time to change places and photograph in one directi...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Aurora rays

24.9.2022 at 21.45 - 01.00 - Oulu (III)
Marko Haapala

After contracting the 10-hour management of the image files, I was able to cycle a bit when the Aurora Borealis values seemed to be quite moderate and finally through the forest quickly to the bank of the Oulu River in front of Turkansaari. Right away, almost immediately, I could start shooting, and right away, in the pictures, I could see some dune-like streaks only at the eastern end of the arch, and for a long time they were there in the sky, even though everything else was moving, but finally, after a long wait, they disappeared. The sky of the western side is not really photographed from ...

Images: 8 pcs

Arcus cloud

19.8.2022 at 19.50 - 20.15 - Oulu (V)
Marko Haapala

Again, frequent lightning was approaching towards the town and again the fatbike was in rapid use. To Vihiluoto, of course, that's where the leaky canopy keeps the most drops away from getting the photographer wet. We were there on time and had time to look for landscape perspectives and marvel at the sky, but a couple of curls in the clouds above attracted so much attention that we had to photograph them with an iPhone and there was no time to do anything else about them. They were already gone by the time I got to the store. In the end, the avalanche cloud started to stand out and the wi...

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

At least 10 lightning strikes seen

17.8.2022 at 19.20 - 21.00 - Kempele (V)
Marko Haapala

Lightning was already approaching around Kalajoki and then it was fast to jump on the fatbike and with the favorable help of the downwind, the cycling to Vihiluoto went quite fast. The hamstrings seemed to be strong, but we got there. A handsome cloud front approached and the iPhone captured the first lightning photos from afar, but that cloud didn't fit in the picture area at all, but soon there were insects all over the clothes and in the camera and tripod and lens and glasses and what lies. Soon the storm was right on and then there was a rush to one of the roofs and water came with qui...

Images: 7 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

Lightning photo

16.8.2022 at 18.30 - 21.30 - Kempele (IV)
Marko Haapala

Lightning was known and the radar image was often marked, but when it comes to photographing birds in the field, it has been tamed to the point where cycling is not really enjoyable, especially far away. As the store slowed down, lightning flashed nicely behind the Zeppelin and finally a full turn and speeded home and even faster on the bike to the edge of the field next to Biltema. This time, I was able to use a mobile app to capture lightning, especially in the early evening. In the end, I had to stop and take the equipment home and go to the store there and then quickly return to the same p...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

25.1.2022 at 22.58 - Liminka (III)
Marko Haapala

His hands were still in the camera, pointing it towards the repos, while already tightening the ball head as something began to sparkle in the sky but the hand moved into his pocket and the repos began to expose. Whatever it took a second or two. In other words, the so-called brightening point is not even so-called. reacted, it was time to think that it would not be time to turn the camera, but to be aimed at repos. In a way, this sparkling point faded in brightness when the exposure started. The point, however, progressed and again a bit like dimly brightening and even sparkling. At the time ...

Images: 2 pcs

Half-sky auroras

25.1.2022 at 18.00 - 00.00 - Liminka (IV)
Marko Haapala

There was an eager bike ride 14 miles away that night and a fuss at the destination for about 6 hours and after midnight another persistent biking home for its 14km ride. The Northern Lights had time to dance while cycling on the way out and the final line was already gone. Then there was still a little walking ... A slightly darker place, but there the cell picked up much more than just northern lights with a contrasting black sky. So it has to be processed with image processing well so that the atmosphere doesn't go away. At the beginning it was the most beautiful and then they got off a...

Images: 8 pcs

Half-sky auroras

14.1.2022 at 20.30 - 22.00 - Kempele (IV)
Marko Haapala

The evening was windy and the wind made it feel a bit chilly so it was enough to talsima to the adjacent field than to try to cycle 30 km in a slightly darker place. The environment was sown in the glow of wasted light, which in turn was cursed, unlike in the time of the artificial light pillars. However, the northern lights turned dim and started shooting as early as 18:30 and it was slowly clear that the focal length was not enough for anything. The moon also shone in the sky, providing at least lens reflections and slightly dimming the glow of repos. In the end, the arch went behind the bac...

Images: 8 pcs

Light pillars

8.12.2021 at 00.05 - 06.30 - Kempele (II)
Marko Haapala

Was it the last frost of 2021 making artificial light pillars possible. Yes, so in Kempele but remains to be seen. At least the weather is forecast to warm. It was a spectacular show. However, it is comic that during the northern lights mana artificial lights fist the trees and now that there is a little more frost and the area is full of artificial light pillars so good that his knees do not praise. Hoping for even gap-free spots will add artificial light when such an ugly opening at that spot as well. Such is the human mind. After all, these have been filmed here throughout the winter, but t...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 6 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

24.8.2021 at 02.30 - 04.00 - Oulu, Oulunsalo (II)
Marko Haapala

The night seemed to be clear so nothing more than a bike and the preheating had time to be done in the field while wintering before evening. After midnight, the northern lights seemed to appear a bit, although they remained dim and the low-lying night clouds beneath them, but even better seen and felt and photographed. After two in the morning, more illuminating night clouds slowly began to push in and closer to three in the morning, it was clear that I could not get home to cycle yet, and when I photographed them, the morning was always beyond four. If the whole sky is taken into account and ...

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 10 pcs

Active aurora band

28.9.2020 at 21.04 - 21.30 - Oulunsalo (III)
Marko Haapala

9/28/2020 At 6:30 pm, an hour of cycling started towards the shooting location, ie on the shore of Lake Papinjärvi in Oulunsalo. Tovin got to wait and excited to see if the clouds behind him had time to cover the sky before the northern lights appeared in the sky and this time the northern lights were faster. The perspectives became challenging again as the arc swept over the graph so I got to try the arts again somehow. Eventually that sky was cloudy so I got to bike home and even during my trip home there was green sometimes behind the clouds.

Images: 8 pcs

Active aurora band

26.9.2020 at 00.00 - 03.00 - Oulu, Oulunsalo (III)
Marko Haapala

9/25/2020 20:00 cycling to the shore of Lake Papinjärvi in Oulunsalo, Oulu, began. The first picture was taken before nine in the evening but it was just a cloudy lake landscape. The night progressed and the clouds worsened but the faith did not end. Before midnight, behind the clouds, the green started to stand out so it went a bit like cloud art when it comes to shooting in terms of northern lights. Before midnight, the clouds slowly dissipated and activity in the northern lights gradually improved. The day had time to change so it was already 26.9 on the side and one night was filming. From...

Images: 8 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

Quiet aurora arc

19.8.2020 at 01.45 - 02.00 - Oulunsalo (II)
Marko Haapala

A clear night was on offer so it had to be cycled at 22:00 and on a slightly slower bike called Fatbike. An hour later we were already in the familiar Papinjärvi. It was bright for the sky and I wondered if I left a little too early after all. The sky was unspeakably clear and dull. The water level was high and after the previous Nokia rubber boots had been broken for two months now, it was content to stand in broken hiking boots. Browsing through the northern lights forecasts, it turned out that something was happening, so then a persistent wait began to stand still. Eventually closer to morn...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Dim night shining clouds

31.7.2020 at 00.30 - 02.00 - Kempele (II)
Marko Haapala

A clear night was in store and there was an enthusiasm to go drag the camera backpack on the bike, luckily the extra natina sounds were greased off from the Fatbike bike. When I got out, it was immediately clear that there was something dim in the sky, then again there was a problem choosing the location. The bike went on and on and in the end we were at the Vihiluoto bird tower but the perspective was lousy and again the area and slow means of transport were used. In the end, we were all on the beach and from there now something a little more pleasant to represent was found than just black. T...

Images: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 5.2.2023 klo 3.36.