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Copyright: David Shaw (wildimagination) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 61] (435)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-24
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EFS 18-85 IS
Exposure: f/4, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Our world at night., AURORA (Polar Lights) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 15:17
Viewed: 4386
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I made this photo on Thanksgiving day. During a post-dinner, pre-dessert walk with some friends we encountered an excellent early evening aurora display in the sky overhead. After dessert I ran out with my camera and tripod into the -20F air and made a few images. This is my favorite of the series.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-27 15:28]

Wow, I would love to see this one in my life - let alone capture it on camera. Lovely colours and excellent handling of the light. The trees make this a great composition as well



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-27 15:39]

Hi David

What a stunning shot, I'm so jealous as I would love to see this one day, the composition is excellent with the silhouletted trees and all the stars too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi David,
Very nice image of an event we don't see I'm my part of the world. Ecellent clean exposure and composition.

Wonderful! I admire it especially because I've seen aurora twice and I also wanted to take some pictures but I didn't succeed at all.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-27 17:29]

Hi David,
What a beautiful sky you can see there! Perfect exposure and very cold air (-29║C!)
TFS, JosÚ M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-27 23:31]

Hello David

Awesome capture of the aurora.The sky looks amazing,and the tree silhouette really give a good sense of perspective.A lovely composition with good colour saturation.Great job.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-28 0:35]

That is beautiful, David.
It is my dream to one day see the Northern Lights with my own eyes.
Until then pictures such as yours really give me a feel for the amazing colors and surreal quality of such a scene.
Well done and TFS. : )

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-28 2:47]

Hi David,

an excellent capture of the aurora boralis,well captured with nice colors and details,well done and TFS


Hi Dave,
I hope that after this you got back inside for a hot cup of java and stiff drink next to it. The moment is worth the -20F. You captured is perfectly, especially the way you angled the composition and gave it an extra dynamic touch to it. The two colors are so beautiful.

Very beautiful captured extremely vivid colours.
Good work.

Regards Anders.

Interesting, sharp and beautiful.
Lowering the camera slightly so that the sky doesn't touch the frame below, would have made the composition even beter (but that is a small nit only)

one day I'll get to see the aurora, but until then your photos will have to keep me going and this is crytsal clear and beautiful.


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