Sometimes the northern lights is one or more thic green and pink stripes splitting up the sky above and brightening up the trees and landscape around while violently moving around, other times it’s a green blanket covering the whole sky, other times it shows up as small flares popping up in seemingly random places among the stars and sometimes it just looks like a vaguely green cloud.
Most of the photos of the northern lights is captured using long exposure time together with other settings affecting the amount of light the camera lens is exposed to.
The picture below was captured with a exposure time of 35,4 seconds, ISO 800 and a f number 13 on a full moon night in January 2017.
The picture below was captured with a exposure time of 33,7 seconds ISO 800 and a f number 11 on a new moon night in September 2017. On example 3 we have tried to make example 2 closer to what it looks like with the naked eye.
This is far from aurora at it’s brightest and most prominent, but gives a more realistic look of how example 2 would have looked like with the naked eye. (Turn your screen brightness up to max).