Watching the Northern Lights

The night 7./8. October featured a very strong aurora display, with Northern Lights dancing about Helsinki in an intensity I had never seen before this far down in the South. A good excuse to drop everything and rush out to a dark spot:

As usual, the battery of the unprepared photographer of course died just before the most intense phase – then again, what’s better to just lie on your back on a rock and look straight up, into one of the most amazing spectacles nature has to offer, and not worry about exposure times?

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