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Galactic Fencing
Galactic Fencing

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Kleifarvatn, Iceland
Date: Apr 10, 2009
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2009

When driving home from a recent Aurora shooting session my wife noticed this odd looking cloud. The moon had started shining and lit it from behind making it glow in the dark night.

Out of the car I went. To my pleasure the Aurora showed up again when I started shooting. It was like the Aurora was sword fencing with that cloud.

Actually the where not even near each other. The cloud was likely at an altitude of around 1-2km while the Aurora was 80-200km higher up in the air.

Place: 11 out of 435
Avg (all users): 6.8222
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.9072
Avg (non-participants): 6.6053
Views since voting: 2611
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 135
Comments: 11
Favorites: 8 (view)

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05/08/2009 03:27:06 AM
Wow, WOW! Sweetness all around, great title.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 05:35:47 PM
Magnificent. Will now walk away speechless!
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05/06/2009 06:00:30 PM
Um.... wow! I have a hard time seeing this finish lower than the top 3.
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05/05/2009 05:47:47 PM
Excellent. 10
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05/05/2009 11:26:43 AM
(there's a lot of noise in the green area)
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05/04/2009 08:12:02 PM
very cool picture.
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05/04/2009 07:36:10 AM
A very nice image that just falls short of being perfectly executed. The foreground appearance against the sky appears false in that the precision of the edges against the rather diffused sky are distracting. The starfield highlights are perfectly exposed which is a huge plus. A good solid entry into the challenge that just falls short of complete technical and artistic success.
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05/03/2009 10:16:09 PM
Great shot.
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05/03/2009 12:48:49 AM
Magnificent! Incredible combination of technical perfection and natural phenomenon
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05/02/2009 10:03:36 PM
Wonderful. If only I could image this someday :)
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05/02/2009 05:24:08 AM
The interplay of the cloud and the lights is amazing.

One of the six 10s I have given in this challenge.
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