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Helge Mortensen
Works at University hospital of north Norway
Attended Tromsø Maritime skole
Lives in Eidkjosen
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On the road
The aurora last night was very bright for a short moment.
#sony #zeiss #tromsø #aurora
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Aurora in the cold winter
The temperature was -12C/10F so it was a bit chilly. It was a little bit drafty so it got quickly very cold. But the aurora never disappoints me so that helps for the cold. Pls share if you like it

Info: Sony A7RII and Zeiss Biogen 21mm f/2.8
ISO 4000, 5s. Processing in Lightroom
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Reflections

This image was taken on a calm and moonlit night. The snow have just covered the mountains. The reflection of the aurora was great. When I took this image I had noticed that there was actually a thin crust of ice on the surface. The ice was strong enough to hold the tripod and my camera. While I myself had to balance on a rock. The depth is only a few inches but when the temperature is -5C I hate getting wet. The problem with this location is all the aurora tourists that never turns of their headlights both on their car and on their head :) To the right just outside the image there was an bus with all the interior light lit up. And further to my right I had an fellow photographer. So I had to balance myself on the rock and at the same time try to keep everything to my right outside the frame and also gently adjust the camera remembering not to add too much weight, since the ice barely held my gear.
This time it went great. The location is outside the city of Tromso, Norway at a lake called Kattfjordvannet.
It's a 30 minute drive from most of the hotels in the city. So you can imagine this location is very popular. And when the ice is solid enough to hold my weight this location is perfect to capture the Geminoid meteor shower later this year. There is no light sources in this area except the tourists. So it's perfect for milky way images when there are no auroras to catch. I hope you enjoy this image as much as I did taking it. Feel free to share it with your friends and family.


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Windy Day
This is my favorite location for these kind of images. And today it was windy so the waves came in very heavy. No lens were harmed today :)
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Foggy Sunday
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Ice-hockey practise
I just had to try my new lens that arrived in the mail today.
Also tested out the continuous AF. No OOF, I was amazed.
The camera impresses me every day as I test it out 

Sony A7RII & Sony 70-200mm F4 OSS
Iso: 1600, 1/250s

#a7rii   #a7r2   #sonyalpha   #sonyalpha   #rangers   #gorangers  
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Snow
We got some snow this weekend. Sticky wet snow. So the trees looks great. 
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Finally some snow
What an excellent day this sunday turned out to be. Great light, snow on the ground and cold. At this location it was -12C, fresh and crisp.
Taken with the A7RII and Zeiss 21mm. 
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Last week was truly amazing. We had clear sky every evening. So the aurora came out to play every night. Since there is not any snow on the ground yet, it is great for reflections from the ocean.
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Corona
Gave the A7RII a try in recording the aurora borealis last night.
ISO 25600, Samsung 12mm f/2.8
Quick edit in Photoshop nothing fancy. Best viewed small since I don't have any tools to remove the noise
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Video? The a7 series are really good at high iso video performance it seems
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The Aurora season has started again. This year I have my new Sony A7RII and the Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8

#a7rII   #zeiss   #lightroom   #on1  
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+Jan Eirik Wold Here it's 4s, just enough to smoothen the water. The shutter speed depends on how bright the aurora is. But normally I prefer 1-2s so that I can capture curtains and spikes. To really get the movement of the aurora
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Education
  • Tromsø Maritime skole
    Electro automation tech, 82 - 84
  • Kvaløya vg skole
    Electronics, 91 - 92
  • Breivika teknisk fagskole
    Electronics, 92 - 94
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Introduction
Living at Eidkjosen. 15 km outside the city of Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya
Married with kids.
Working at UNN
Enjoys taking pictures.
Favorite photo subject: Aurora Borealis/Northern 

What I take pictures of:
Landscapes
Panoramic landscapes
Aurora Borealis with landscape
I sometimes uses HDR when needed

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Photo gear:
Canon EOS 5D mkII
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II
Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Samyang 24mm f/1.4L 
Samyang 14mm f/2.8
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Lee filters (ND,GND and big stopper)

Mac and iPhone user. I like the user-friendliness and the product quality.
I don't care about PC vs Mac, iOS vs Droid or Nikon vs Canon
As long as I am happy I don't care.

Canon user since 1987 when the first EOS came out.
I like Canon so why switch? 

Lee filters are amazing.
If you ever consider using  square filters, get the Lee foundation kit. Don't bother going via Cokin as I with many have done.
Nothing beats the Lee quality

Tripods: 
Just get the Gitzo.....if you can afford it
I am using Benro carbon fibre.

Heads:
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Bragging rights
I know Photoshop, Lightroom and the name of some other Adobe products ;)
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Occupation
Father, automation tech and amateur photographer
Employment
  • University hospital of north Norway
    WD and sterilizer tech, 1999 - present
  • Royal Caribbean International
    Electro Automation Tech, 1987 - 1992
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Currently
Eidkjosen
Previously
Kvaløysletta - Kroken - Vikran
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