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Solar Wind
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orvaratli


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Illuminative Subject (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Kleifarvatn, Iceland
Date: Mar 12, 2009
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 25 sec
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2009

Finally the Aurora showed up again. The timing couldnīt be better for fitting this week challenge.

Me and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' biggis went out last Thursday. The Aurora forecast was not expecting much activity until the Friday but but a clouds and a storm was coming in over the weekend so if we where going to get any Aurora it was Thurdays or never.

The night was perfectly calm so Lake Kleifarvatn was our chose. It started of quietly but around 11pm the show started. It lasted for an amazing 1 hour. Frame after frame we shot. Re-framing and re-positioning is not that common while shooting Aurora because they usually come in short bursts. This time it was different. This is what I consider my best frame from that awesome session.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.9383
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.9701
Avg (non-participants): 6.9250
Views since voting: 5417
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 227
Comments: 33
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/29/2009 07:42:33 PM
Thanks everybody for the comments. It came as a suprise that I was first, but thanks too for the great votes guys.
03/26/2009 09:46:59 PM
Nice shot! Congrats on your first place!
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03/26/2009 04:57:01 PM
Nice shot! Congrats!!
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03/26/2009 07:20:24 AM
Beautiful image! Makes me want to catch the next plane to Iceland :) Congrats!
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03/26/2009 07:15:04 AM
Glæsilegur árangur Örvar - þú ert liðinu til mikils sóma :o)
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03/25/2009 05:48:16 PM
til hamingju
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03/25/2009 04:33:08 PM
Enn eitt meistaraverkið. Það standa þér fáir á sporði í norðurljósamyndunum.
Bkv. Nilli
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03/25/2009 12:08:12 PM
just amazing man. my favourite in this competition! u deserve it!
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03/25/2009 08:18:59 AM
I MUST come to Iceland to see this, amazing!
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03/25/2009 07:26:15 AM
My favorite!!! Congratulations!
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03/25/2009 06:48:28 AM
Til hamingju með frábæran árangur
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03/25/2009 06:39:59 AM
Congrats Örvar... I am happy now that i didnt submit a northern light picture. Wouldnt have stand a change against this one
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03/25/2009 05:45:16 AM
Thanks for sharing such an amazing image, and congrats on the BLUE
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03/25/2009 05:35:22 AM
Congrats on the blue, great capture, very pretty.
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03/25/2009 03:30:08 AM
Great job Örvar! I love the photo! Add another blue to your collection!
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03/25/2009 03:26:31 AM
Gorgeous image, Örvar. Huge congrats on winning.
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03/25/2009 03:06:31 AM
Brilliant, Örvar. Congrats on the BLUE!
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03/25/2009 02:26:23 AM
I congratulate myself on spotting this as the winner the second I first saw it lol.
Briliant shot well deserved Blue.
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03/25/2009 01:49:58 AM
Totally awesome. Great work and congratulations.
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03/25/2009 01:38:55 AM
Well look who it is :D
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03/25/2009 01:20:54 AM
Brilliant & beautiful, congrats on the blue !!
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03/25/2009 01:20:49 AM
Congrats on the blue! Really is a great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/24/2009 05:04:17 PM
Beautiful photo.
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03/24/2009 12:57:18 PM
Wow - this is cool!
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03/21/2009 10:26:36 AM
Very nice, feel like I am there.
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03/20/2009 06:15:49 PM
OMG, love the green sky, this is the third arora borealis lights ive seen in this challenge and this is the best by far 10
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03/19/2009 02:22:49 PM
Simply beautiful!
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03/19/2009 02:08:58 PM
beautiful capture..tough call with another aurora in this challenge....8
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03/18/2009 10:50:24 PM
Aurora Borealis nice
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03/18/2009 08:21:01 PM
Very nice. Must be cool to live in Iceland (assume that is where this was taken). Great shot
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03/18/2009 12:14:37 PM
Ever come across an image that you wish you had taken? This is it. Wonderful capture.
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03/18/2009 06:15:53 AM
Always lovely. Great shot
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03/18/2009 06:13:41 AM
Outstanding. Beautiful shot with great composition.
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