Magical Full Moon find with the Northern Lights

We are proud to announce that one for our customers, Nick Bernhard had his photo selected as the GoPro Photo of the Day. Now that’s a pretty big deal!

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“To all at Team Action Gear:

Thank you for your continued support and assistance with all my Go Pro gear over the years. Had a most memorable trip to the North of Sweden and managed to photograph the Northern Lights. Picture made it onto the Go Pro photo of the day. Take many batteries and warm gloves with!

Keep up the great work and please take note that your customer service and caring attitude makes you unique and my go to store for my outdoor camera needs.”

 

We had a chat to him about how he got these incredible shots with his Action Gear GoPro Hero4 Silver together with the underwater housing and LCD back.

On the 26th of December 2015 Nick went on an overnight snow mobile excursion to a log cabin along the Tornealven river to try and see the elusive Northern Lights in North Sweeden, Kiruna. It was his last evening on his trip so his time was running out. He arrived at the log cabin in a snow storm, his hopes were fading. Unexpectedly after dinner the full moon made an illuminating appearance and the clouds disappeared. The strong light of the full moon can overpower the Northern Lights, however the forecast to see the Lights was very strong for that evening, so he waited patiently. Eventually a green sliver appeared in the sky like lumo candy floss. The Gopro was immediately placed on the ground, pointing to the sky. The dancing Lights arrived with a spectacle. They stretched and danced 180 degrees above him and over the whole horizon in magnificent colours of green, red and purple. He had an absolutely unique breath taking experience that lasted an hour.

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Here is how he got the winning shot:

Nick set his GoPro to Time lapse, Night mode. The shutter was turned onto 30 seconds with continuous intervals. Megapixels set to 12mp/wide. The spot meter was off and the protune on. White balance set to 3000, Colour set to GoPro colour. ISO set to 800 and the sharpness was on high. 

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