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I had decided not to take a DSLR because you never have the right lens or filter or tripod and spend so long to get a perfect picture you miss the experience of just enjoying the moment. And when ever something happens the camera is not with you. I now rely solely on my Samsung S7 now, it has near instant focus, but still has pro options for taking all settings off auto and set manually. When ever I get WiFi they automatically float up to the cloud (Amazon photo app). Later when we rest and watch some TV at home though an Amazon fire stick the screen saver is set to use the most recent pictures from our Amazon photo account. Videos do the same and are in HD quality the picture look amazing on a 55" LED TV.

I like this set up because I always have my phone with me and take more chance pictures than I ever did with a DSLR. We both upload to the same account so can see each others pictures straight away, quality is more than adequate on a big TV, best of all they are all backed up. I have lost so many photos through hard drive failures previously.

We would both like to thank everybody that has contributed to this thread, thank you for your kind words.

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Superb photos, hope your wife's health has shown some improvement . 

I was lucky enough to visit Finland last year, loved the aurora and the inky black skies.  Something I didn't expect was pillars of light emanating from street lights - like this.

The physics of this is beyond me. 

John

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Looks amazing mate, my wife is disabled too and regularly bedbound.  Just so happens that one of her wishes is to see the auroras too :-)

Definitely something we will do, and this thread will give us some inspiration to do it.  Glad you had such an amazing time, and thanks for sharing the great photos :-)

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Im a wheelchair user and thought a triip in search of the NL was out of my reach. Ive been proven wrong. I quite fancy the idea of being wrapped up in reindeer skins and sitting in a husky sleigh across the wilderness.

That in itself would be a life experience, if i didnt get to see the NL.

You have inspired me to make it happen and for that, i thank you.

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Lukeskywatcher and Beerme

I have to say Monarch Airline were fantastic, the have a "special Requests" dept that dealt with everything to enable us to fly. We packed all the medical stuff in one suitcase, there is no limit on how much weight you take for disabled aids and medical supplies with them. We actually brought an empty suitcase back inside another one because we used up the whole suitcase of meds! Liz is fed specialist liquid feed with a tube that is permanently placed in her neck and goes straight to her heart, 4 of these plus the pump, plus all the sterile packs etc.

It took every bit of her strength and courage to make this trip it can be done, just go for it. All the connections to the hotel were mini buses with a full wheelchair lift. We kitted out the wheelchair with wheel blades and they certainly transform the wheel chair, was so easy to use on compact snow.

Your welcome to PM me if you want details

 

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Wheel blades........brilliant. We dont get much snow here but when we do i am trapped in my own house. I must look into those blades.

Great info about your trip and the airline etc.

Thanks a million.

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What a wonderful trip, lovely photos and the warmth of a real fire. Thank you for sharing it's very encouraging that a holiday to see the aurora is possible and one my partner and I could be thinking about.

Best wishes to you both.

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