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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Thingvellir, Iceland and Midfell Iceland
Date: Dec 14, 2006
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 13 sec.
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006

My and my friend Erling went out the other night and tried to capture some
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) since the forecast was favorable. We begun our journey by going to Thingvellir national park where this picture was shot. I had a chance to use my 400D for the first time in long exposures and it was a bliss compared to the 350D. When we stepped out of the car there was no action in the sky, 5 minutes later we were bathed in green limelight :)

Went to another location that evening and there I shot the second picture of the composition (lower half). I blended the two using photoshop and ran once through neat image.

Both images were post processed as follows: Convert to jpeg using Canon DPP, opened in photoshop, high pass filter sharpening, hue-sat, curves, resized and reduced the noise using NeatImage.

Updated: flipped horizontal to get a better lead-in-line.

Hope this works out better than the last couple of entries I sent in :)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.0929
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.6769
Avg (non-participants): 7.2255
Views since voting: 4188
Views during voting: 737
Votes: 269
Comments: 23
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/22/2006 03:44:56 PM
Hehe, was there around midnight, my shot was taken 23:40. Anyway, congrats on the top 10, personal best and first (notice I say "first", not "only") 7+ score :)
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12/22/2006 02:57:58 PM
Congrats on your top 10. 4 Auroras in the top 10! I feel lucky I managed to sneak in amongst them :-)
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12/22/2006 02:06:26 PM
Thanks for all the great comments! :)

Larus, no we weren't driving a red jeep, and judging by your picture you must have been in Þingvellir at another time that night, the activity in the sky is like crazy compared to what we saw! ;)
12/22/2006 12:08:18 PM
Congrats on the top 10. Glæsilegur árangur og líka til hamingju með persónulegt met :o)
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12/22/2006 06:33:42 AM
Wait a minute... I saw a couple of photodorks in a red jeep taking pictures when I was over at Thingvellir, that wouldn´t have happened to be you and Erling?

:P
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12/22/2006 05:17:05 AM
voted 8, congrats on a magical image !
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12/22/2006 01:48:09 AM
Congratulations with top 10 and personal best, beautiful image for sure..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 06:16:31 PM
Nice how you captured the earth and landscape as well as this beautiful sky :o)
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12/21/2006 06:26:05 AM
oversharpened
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12/20/2006 03:17:48 AM
Amazing...
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12/19/2006 03:03:21 PM
Very pretty seasonal scene. 9.
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12/18/2006 03:00:26 PM
Stunning!
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12/18/2006 10:08:39 AM
Wow, very nice.
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12/18/2006 12:51:30 AM
Great...love that green
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12/17/2006 01:13:31 AM
Beautifully done and so obviously a worthy ribbon contender. Nice job!
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12/17/2006 12:58:59 AM
Just awesome 10
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12/16/2006 07:36:55 PM
Very nice
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12/16/2006 05:26:32 PM
Stunning. 10
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12/15/2006 11:24:04 AM
nice use of long exposure (and HDR?) to capture this
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12/15/2006 10:19:55 AM
Great Shot!! Great Focus, I can't wait to see how this was done.
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12/15/2006 01:10:29 AM
very pleasing and imspirational to the eye.....
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12/15/2006 12:37:36 AM
GREAT title!!! I'm amazed at Mother Nature's splendor!!! I might crop out oa smidge of the rocky foreground.
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12/15/2006 12:07:17 AM
Best so far! This is awesome! We rarely get to the the aurora this far south, but this is awesome! +9
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