“Shine like lights in the world
as you hold on to the word of life.”
On Sept. 25, 2011, in Ifjord, Finnmark, Norway, 33-year-old amateur photographer Tommy Eliassen struck photo gold when he captured this beautiful composite image of a meteor, the Milky Way and the Northern Lights.
In an interview with Cater News, Eliassen described what happened:
“Just as the clouds started to come in over the mountains I noticed this faint aurora lining up perfectly beside the Milky Way. Normally the lights from the aurora is much, much stronger than the lights from the stars, so getting the right exposure on both is difficult. But it was ideal conditions – almost once in a lifetime.”
Eliassen used a Nikon D700 with a wide angle lens and long exposures between 25-30 seconds.