This is the story of a foggy night. Yes it was foggy but I saw the stars so I went to find a place where the fog was as thin as possible.
I didn’t know how good my chance to see any auroral activity really was. The forecast had looked fantastic for this weekend and now it was Sunday night and not much had happened at all.
I left home at 10:20 pm and drove to Jeppo, a village 20 minutes away. I stopped at several locations taking photos of the sky and the Milky Way. The fog was constantly around me but I still saw the stars. My aurora app showed that the activity was quickly rising. Suddenly the aurora became visible and I stopped at an abandoned old house and took a bunch of photos there.
It was chilly but not too cold, 4° C (39° F). As usual I had several layers of clothes and I didn’t have to freeze.
Suddenly one of my sons called me. I had to pick him up from a bus so I jumped into my car and started driving those 20 minutes back to my town. And, of course, the northern lights started dancing like crazy as I drove. It was the best show possible and I couldn’t capture it!
As soon as I had picked my son up and left him at our house I continued my photographic work. But the most active part of the aurora show was already over. I went just outside town where the road goes through a landscape of fields and forest. The fog was there too, but not as dense. It created this surreal, dreamlike feeling that went just perfectly with the northern lights in the sky. Yes, they were still present, although not dancing wildly anymore.
It was now 2:30 am and I stood in the middle of the road taking selfies holding my storm lamp in different ways. The idea to lift it over my head and look into the light was very spontaneous and I had no idea if the photo would look good at all. But it turned out to be one of my favourite photos from that night. The title Dreamland sounded suitable. I was awake but the surreal landscape made it look like a dream …
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