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Aurora Borealis
1st PlaceAurora Borealis
samchad


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Brooks Range Alaska
Date: Oct 13, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 30s
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2006

One of about 40 shots I took that night, and wow was it tough to decide which one to submit as they wre all SO different.

I like this one because I shot it from far down a slope looking up at the spruce trees and the image almost makes you feel as if you are leaning backwards.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.2863
Avg (commenters): 8.8621
Avg (participants): 7.1277
Avg (non-participants): 7.3878
Views since voting: 12735
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 241
Comments: 69
Favorites: 46 (view)


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10/31/2006 03:59:17 PM
Would you be willing to sell an enlarged copy of this photograph as I have been looking for a photograpf of the Aurora Borealis and this one is magnificent.
10/30/2006 10:50:54 AM
excellent, the perspective really brings the photo to the top
congratz
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10/29/2006 09:22:10 PM
An instant charmer that steals the breath away. Congratulations on your Blue.
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10/29/2006 06:10:08 PM
Like BradP I wish I could be there for a shot like this, but you've done it for us for now. A clean and very attractive job too.
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10/28/2006 06:19:30 PM
Absolutely stunning, I'd love to see the others :)
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10/28/2006 01:25:30 AM
Pure magic! I have been blessed to have experienced this instance on several occassions and only wish I had captured it as you have. It is not only an image, it is a soul releasing experience. Thanks for noticing it!

Message edited by author 2006-10-28 01:30:54.
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10/26/2006 01:20:11 PM
Wonderful capture, congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon!
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10/26/2006 04:14:20 AM
Magical Capture !!!!!!
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10/26/2006 03:03:05 AM
I so want to be able to see and photograph the lights.
Congrats on your first ribbig1.gif Sam!
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10/25/2006 11:11:07 PM
One of the best shots I've seen of the lights...congrats
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10/25/2006 09:24:30 PM
Wow... stunning - congrats :o)
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10/25/2006 08:51:00 PM
great composition, interesting structure, lovely Northern Lights, concrat on your first ribbon!
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10/25/2006 07:27:02 PM
Yeah, I knew this would score well ;-)
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10/25/2006 07:26:55 PM
amazing. I've got an uncle up in Yellowknife who was telling me how amazing the lights are this year, thanks for showing us a little part
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10/25/2006 06:25:40 PM
this is simply incredible!
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10/25/2006 06:16:06 PM
Great shot ... Congradulations!
Love it...........
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10/25/2006 03:57:55 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/25/2006 03:55:39 PM
Congratulations on your blue with this stunning capture of light and color!
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10/25/2006 11:37:02 AM
Gorgeous work and perfect title.
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10/25/2006 10:16:51 AM
Jeeeeez. I am so jealous! What a beautiful capture! I am so glad this won the blue ribbon! CONGRATULATIONS!
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10/25/2006 08:50:52 AM
this was my favourite...well done, congrats on the blue Sam and a first ribbon
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10/25/2006 08:28:02 AM
Oh I want to move to Alaska so bad! We just have to wait for a job opportunity and off we go!! Great image! This is just beautiful. Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon. :-)
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10/25/2006 08:01:03 AM
Beautiful work Sam. Congratulations on a well derserved Blue. Let's celebrate with a beer one of these days. Cheers!
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10/25/2006 07:39:32 AM
Fantastic! So so happy. Was tracking this almost every waking moment last week. I didn't know which image to submit, but obviously picked a good one. Information about the other shots are here:

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10/25/2006 06:49:12 AM
very nice shot.
well done.
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10/25/2006 06:10:09 AM
congratz ! yeah, the border sux ... :-)
nevertheless, great.
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10/25/2006 03:37:58 AM
congratulations! wow! one of my three tens, another one got the red.
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10/25/2006 02:52:00 AM
Congratulations! Well done..
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10/25/2006 01:24:49 AM
great capture. congrats!
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10/25/2006 01:18:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/25/2006 01:04:00 AM
I knew it, I knew it. :D Very happy to see this one take the blue. Congratulations!
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10/25/2006 01:03:53 AM
wow... excellent shot. I'm going to Alaska... c'ya
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10/25/2006 12:41:55 AM
Great shot ... Congradulations!
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10/25/2006 12:26:15 AM
Congratulations! Excellent shot!
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10/25/2006 12:12:29 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Way to go...
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10/25/2006 12:05:36 AM
congrats on the blue and your first ribbon...well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 08:16:32 PM
This is beautiful. It reminds me of a commercial that used to be on CBC, can't remember what they were advertising, perhaps CBC North. Love the greens and blues.
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10/24/2006 07:30:49 PM
very beautiful scene
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10/24/2006 06:46:30 PM
wow! 10.
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10/24/2006 03:52:13 PM
One of the best Auroras I've seen. This is superb! Well done!
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10/24/2006 02:24:59 PM
Meets Challenge: 10
Lighting/Processing: 8
Composition: 7
Overall Impression: 8
"WOW" factor: 8

Average Score: 8.2
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10/24/2006 08:56:00 AM
Yes. Dynamics and subtle tones captured. Woosh woosh. 10
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10/24/2006 12:23:27 AM
Beautiful. I hope to see this with my own eyes one day.
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10/23/2006 05:10:23 PM
One of the greatest (if not THE greatest) aurora shots i have ever seen in my entire life, and I have seen countless. The gentle wisps of the aurora are beautifully captured, and the stars in the background is the icing on the cake. Excellent clarity.

Aurora shots are very difficult, and you pulled it off perfectly.

10/10
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10/23/2006 05:09:09 AM
A haunted angel!
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10/22/2006 10:37:28 PM
10
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10/22/2006 05:38:43 PM
You know how you go along voting... click, click, click and kind of get lost in what you're doing? Well, I just got snapped out of the voting doldrums when this one popped up. WOW! Absolutely stunning! Where is that favorites button again?
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10/22/2006 10:11:29 AM
Really nice point of veiw with the wide angle.
Fits the challenge really well
Good luck

Kev
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10/21/2006 11:34:12 PM
Wow, and you've captured all those stars too... (or is my monitor dusty?)
Breathtaking!!!
My only observation is with the border: I'd suggest a thinner one. Nevertheles, 10.
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10/21/2006 06:38:25 PM
This is magnificent. I'm jealous of all you folks who live in a part of the world where this can be seen. I'm too far south :( I just find these scenes to be magical. This one has a particularly interesting foreground to anchor that magic into reality. Very nice work...
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10/21/2006 03:17:27 PM
Don't you mean Aurora Ribbonalis? ;-) ...seriously.
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10/20/2006 09:11:59 PM
Beautiful.
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10/20/2006 09:08:41 PM
stunning shot. 8
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10/20/2006 05:41:47 AM
Very beautiful... the colors of sky and stars... real dreamy night.
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10/19/2006 04:17:05 PM
10
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10/19/2006 04:05:53 PM
WOhooo, I love it!
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10/19/2006 03:38:23 PM
Very, very cool. Fish eye lens? Like the distortion...it works well here. 7
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10/19/2006 01:20:23 PM
great shot! Good use of theme and nice exposure!
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10/19/2006 11:49:12 AM
It's as if the trees were drawn to the sky, distortion works alright here..
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10/19/2006 01:42:39 AM
I used to see these lights when I lived in Labrador...very nice and thanks for the capture. I'm not voting this time around but I would have given you a 10. You're lucky to live somewhere to take advantage of the Northern Lights...
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10/18/2006 09:14:15 PM
Supurb job. The light just seems like it will wisk you away.10
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10/18/2006 08:48:47 PM
great
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10/18/2006 08:23:12 PM
Wow! I wish I was there!
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10/18/2006 03:47:36 PM
Wow....that is awesome!
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10/18/2006 08:44:28 AM
Bragger. LOL. Very nice touch, 127 of 311 voted on, so far my top 1.
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10/18/2006 07:01:12 AM
amazing...breathtaking image worthy of a 10
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10/18/2006 04:20:56 AM
Lucky people living there!...great shot....clever angle
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10/18/2006 12:24:13 AM
great
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10/18/2006 12:15:34 AM
very nice! I had hoped to get a nice aurora shot myself but no luck this early in the season.
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