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10/30/2003 07:59:42 PM · #1
The sky is amazing tonight.. here's a pic i took not too long ago:

//www.3dluvr.com/refracted/temp/aurora5.jpg
10/30/2003 08:04:30 PM · #2
WHOAAAA! That's gorgeous. Great job. What time did you catch this and where are you located?

I was able to see it tonight, too (around 6:50pm). Unfortunately I was out for my walk, didn't have my camera and there were too many street lights to see it real well. I did see a little of it when I got home but it didn't look as nice.
10/30/2003 08:05:42 PM · #3
thanks :)

i'm in east coast canada.. and that was maybe a half hour ago.. the aurora comes and goes.. it'll die down for 10 mins.. then becomes super-bright the next minute.. you have to be patient to get the nice colors..
10/30/2003 08:06:03 PM · #4
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I so wish I could see that for real, especially with these sun spots doing such great things right now.

That is absolutely awesome!
10/30/2003 08:07:48 PM · #5
That shot is absolutely amazing! It ranks right up there with shots taken by some of the most well-known northern lights photogs!

We managed to see it in Piedmont Virginia tonight - didn't get any pics like that though. Our sky was red with some streaks of white. First time we've ever seen it.
10/30/2003 08:08:00 PM · #6
Originally posted by Refracted:

thanks :)

i'm in east coast canada.. and that was maybe a half hour ago.. the aurora comes and goes.. it'll die down for 10 mins.. then becomes super-bright the next minute.. you have to be patient to get the nice colors..


So what you're saying is that I should be outside instead of in here? Back out I go... ;-)

Again, beautiful job. It's surreal. I'm in New York so I should be able to see something decent. I'll keep checking.

Edit: What exposure did you use?

Message edited by author 2003-10-30 20:09:10.
10/30/2003 08:08:30 PM · #7
Amazing shot... I miss seeing that since I moved south. Used to go up to northern Minnesota a lot and would catch these shows.
10/30/2003 08:09:59 PM · #8
Gorgeous, lovely light :)
10/30/2003 08:10:41 PM · #9
Thanks Andre!
Especially since it is overcast here, it's painful to know what I'm missing!
10/30/2003 08:27:07 PM · #10
nnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......wot really?!!
Now way take me there, take me there.
AWESOME
10/30/2003 08:33:00 PM · #11
It is suppose to be viewable here in CO tonight also, but it is freakin cold out and overcast. Tried some shots from work 2 nights ago. It was just visible. Couldn't leave the ER and all the lights blew it out. )C:
Keep em coming. I love those shots
10/30/2003 08:36:18 PM · #12
I was out not 20 minutes ago and could see faint white streaks....I'm gonna try again a little later.

Oh yeah, Lansing, MI. Look at your right palm, point at the very middle, go down an inch. That's me!
10/30/2003 08:37:13 PM · #13
thanks everyone.. i was breathless just being outside..

here's a few more :) (though not quite as good as my first one, ihmo)

//www.3dluvr.com/refracted/temp/aurora1.jpg
//www.3dluvr.com/refracted/temp/aurora6.jpg
10/30/2003 08:39:02 PM · #14
Holy crap. Those are gorgeous, too. You're making me jealous! :-P
10/30/2003 08:51:51 PM · #15
Awesoooooome -- the pills are kicking innn, i'm seeing the colourssss :)))

Very cool that you get to experience that and that you share it with us.


10/30/2003 08:55:31 PM · #16
Beautiful!!! I'm going for a walk. I just came back from a drive, and the moon is just beautiful tonight also, looks like a witches moon.


10/30/2003 09:08:48 PM · #17
Great capture André. Unfortunately, I was about 20 minutes too late. I was driving home, when I saw them. Ran into my house to get my equipment and headed out to the golf course. Hopefully they'll come out tomorrow, too. I'm 4 hours north of André, so they must have been pretty impressive. A few of mine.

Aurora 1
Aurora 2
10/30/2003 09:19:06 PM · #18
very nice !!

i'm in northern VT saw them although no greens
tried to get a photo but battery died

how long an exposure for any of those shots?

i was on bulb when it died./..

soup

Message edited by author 2003-10-30 21:19:41.
10/30/2003 09:25:18 PM · #19
processed them a little bit more (levels) ... these look more like what was out there tonight:



//photojacko.com/gallery/Junk/Aurora5
//photojacko.com/gallery/Junk/aurora4
//photojacko.com/gallery/Junk/aurora3
10/30/2003 09:50:26 PM · #20
ARRRGGHHH!!! It's been cloudy here in Minnesota for 3 days straight!!! If I could, I would seriously drive somewhere with clear sky but I'd have to go 400 miles in any direction (according to the cloud cover map) to get to it.

10/30/2003 09:51:16 PM · #21
BTW Jacko, you're really p*ssing me off with those awesome photos! In a good way though, keep 'em coming!
10/30/2003 10:09:00 PM · #22
Hey, just in case the clouds move away and we happen to see a bit of the aurora, what are your camera settings for those great shots? Exposure? Aperture? Those shots are amazing, Jacko and Refracted!
10/30/2003 10:14:26 PM · #23
excuse my ignorance but do they only appear at a particular time?
10/30/2003 10:45:27 PM · #24
Great photos. It almost feels as if the sky is moving. Giddy stuff.
10/30/2003 11:02:16 PM · #25
I was about 1/2 a mile down the road trick-or-treating with my daughter (yes, we have trick-or-treat on October 30 this year... in order to accommodate high school football playoffs!) and suddenly the Northern Lights appeared! I was in one of those "what do I do now" kind of phases because I had my camera along, but NO TRIPOD!

I actually borrowed a HOE from the guy at the house so I could try to keep the camera still long enough to get a shot... but that didn't work out so well.

They reappeared later when I got home, but with all the street lights I wasn't able to get that good a shot. Hats off to Refracted and Jacko -- those are amazing! Tonight was the first time I have ever seen them in my life -- they just don't appear here in Pennsylvania very often. This was my best, which looks more like someone's house was on fire...

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