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Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
andri


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stock Photography II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Location: Near Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Mar 15, 2005
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 20 sec.
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2005

RAW file processed with Pixmantec Rawshooter.
I then applied a curve in Photoshop, cropped it slightly from below and removed some lights on the ground.
Shot with Canon 24mm f/2.8 lens at f/3.5.

This is my first attempt at photographing the northern lights (which is a bit of a shame considering how common these things are where I live). The next time, though, I'll definitely try to include some foreground which I find to be somewhat lacking here.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 258
Avg (all users): 7.1202
Avg (commenters): 8.3889
Avg (participants): 6.8732
Avg (non-participants): 7.5055
Views since voting: 3539
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 233
Comments: 28
Favorites: 10 (view)


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11/12/2010 10:20:31 AM
This is sooooooooooooo gorgeous! I don't like how people rate this real low, its definitely worth a 10!
04/22/2006 07:11:44 PM
This photograph is fantastic. Techically good and what a subject!
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03/31/2005 08:10:08 AM
Flott mynd hjá þér, til hamingju með árangurinn!
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03/28/2005 10:32:26 AM
This is amazing. I tried a few months ago to get a shot of this, but it turned out blurry. I need a lesson on long exposure. hehehe..

Congrats on top 10.
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03/28/2005 10:16:19 AM
Congrats with this stunning photo and top 10.
Very nice colors captured here....
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03/28/2005 09:37:45 AM
Til hamingju með þína bestu mynd og hæstu einkunn hér á DP til þessa.
Svekkjó að fá ekki border með þessa einkunn, en samt sem áður frábært að lenda í topp 10 í þessari keppni.
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03/28/2005 03:54:08 AM
Congratulations on your best result on DPC so far. Could have easily been in the top three but it was a VERY tough competition. Anyway, a great Aurora shot but like you yourself said, needs a better foreground but otherwise flawless.
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03/28/2005 03:43:16 AM
Mjög gott Andri. Gott hjá þér og ég veit að það gefur þér alveg sérstaka ánægju að vera fyrir ofan Sissa :)

Congrats Andri. Good luck with a very good NL pic.
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03/28/2005 12:22:19 AM
Congratulations on your 9th placement. This image invokes the magic in us all. A great stock image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2005 10:09:40 AM
Wow! I'm so jealous of you folks who get to see this so often! Great capture, colors and composition.
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03/27/2005 09:04:21 AM
Great choice and shot.
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03/26/2005 12:10:21 PM
Well I can finally say I've seen on in person, or you photo is so realistic and breath taking that it seems like it! WOW.
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03/26/2005 01:44:25 AM
This is so beautiful. I absolutely love it.
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03/25/2005 07:06:36 PM
Outstanding aurora shot. I love the composition, and your capture of the starry sky makes for a beautiful backdrop. And I know how difficult it can sometimes be to get the stars "right" after reduction to web size :)
My favorite of the challenge.
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03/25/2005 03:04:06 PM
Now, here's something I like a lot!
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03/25/2005 03:09:04 AM
wonderful
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03/25/2005 03:07:22 AM
Wow! I love the colours!! The fading Rainbow like Colours merging all across the picture against a beutiful starry Night.. Simply Superb.. Congrats
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03/24/2005 05:12:50 PM
It is like the earth has become one huge blast furnace, you know, with the hot gasses blowing from the chimney, still red hot.
Wonderful capture.
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03/24/2005 04:52:07 PM
WOW! We don't get Northern lights very often. I'm jealous!
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03/24/2005 10:03:05 AM
I'm jealous...Good Luck.
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03/22/2005 09:42:23 PM
Super capture! Very nice job exposing this. Great job!
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03/22/2005 04:35:33 PM
Wow! So jealous you got this shot. Nice job! Perfect for stock.
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03/21/2005 06:51:15 PM
In a word - gorgeous!
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03/21/2005 06:43:16 PM
Simple but effective. Very nice. Would not change a thing.
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03/21/2005 02:02:30 PM
Finally a nice sharp Borealis picture...right into favorites
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03/21/2005 11:57:22 AM
Oooooooh. . . awesome! 10
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03/21/2005 11:43:48 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous, but incredibly "boring". It looks very well done though.
I'm voting it on the technical side. I'll give u a 7. The stars seem oversharpened.
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03/21/2005 02:04:52 AM
Wow! Not just the lights, but the stars!
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