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Spearhead or Thors Hammer in the sky?
Lens: SMC Pentax 16-50mm f/2.8 Camera: Pentax K5 IIs Photo Location: Between Keflavík and Reykjavík in Iceland ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.5 
Posted By: geirix, 03-29-2013, 10:51 PM

Took this photo last night along with few other frames. I would love to hear what you guys here at Pentax forum think....

By the way - the ISO speed was 1250 not 1600 but the system doesn't allow me to select that.



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Wow - I love it!

I'm curious to know what was lighting the foreground? For me the play of light there is what seals the deal with this picture .
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This is freaking awesome !! Congrats!
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QuoteOriginally posted by russell2pi Quote
Wow - I love it!

I'm curious to know what was lighting the foreground? For me the play of light there is what seals the deal with this picture .
Thanks for the kind words, the only light in the foreground was the echo of the aurora behind and above me .... the sky was basically alive everywhere - got few more photos but haven't had the time to get them to my flickr yet

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That's an impressive shot!! Great job.
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I think its a really impressive shot! The colours, composition. The only thing I might do is make the foreground/grass a little less contrasty and less sharp, so it won't be as jagged. But really amazing shot. The lights, the sky, the clouds, road leading toward the horizon
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Fantastic.
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Wow, superb !

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Thanks for kind words guys

Na Horuk - It's work in process yet - just put it up in an instant - gonna work on it when I get the time
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The reflection off the lava fields is very cool! I will be there in a few months, but there won't be any darkness at that time.
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Wow, great ... can we have more ?! J
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Super! I am always jealous of the fantastic aurora shots people post on here! I really need to go see it for myself sometime.
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I have come back to this pic quite a few times now and really think it's on a different level of compared even to the other great aurora shots on your flickriver.

The play of light on the foreground, the variation in tone and hue, the fact that this is aurora light, the reflection on the water, the shining through the clouds, the lower layer of clouds lit below by urban skyglow, the lines of the road and the lights, the blue hue of the sky, the gritty contrast of the foreground - this is a really extraordinary picture!
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Thanks Russell2pi and you guys ... it works out great when I finally gave myself more then 5. mintues to shoot the aurora - it took like an hour or hour and a half to wait in the cold but it paid off finally
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QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
Spearhead or Thors Hammer in the sky?
Another stunning image, you lads from the far North latitudes have all done a fine job.

Capturing these recent spectacular events of nature for us all to view, many thanks.
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