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Lens: Tamron 17-50mm Camera: Pentax K-5 Photo Location: Härnösand, Sweden ISO: 1100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: LarsW, 03-22-2015, 06:05 AM

This tuesday was a fantastic Aurora. Lucky to at last find a place away from fog and light pollution


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Very nice capture.
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Fantastic image, that's the kind of sky I was hoping for here over the last few nights, but sadly it hasn't happened yet.
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Really beautiful. Thanks for posting it.

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What a spectacular sight that must have been. Well captured.
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Great shot of a fantastic sight.
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Lovely colors!

I'm so sad that I missed this G-Class 4 storm. I was in Tromso 2 weeks ago.
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UNBELIEVABLE, what a sight to see.

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great shot !!! I'd love to see this myself ^^
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Stunning colors... Wow!
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this is insanely great
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Yesterday the aurora was active again:

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Beautiful photos. One day I'll get to see it!
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Very nice colours

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Beautiful photos. One day I'll get to see it!
Well, in reality, the northern lights certainly don't look nearly as vivid with the naked eye - if my experience in Iceland in September is anything to go by. They are ethereal and engaging but ghostly pale green. The purples are only visible on longer exposures and that strength and vividness of the colours doesn't appear in real life. OK, in Iceland when I was there we saw the aurora when on small farmsteads / villages, so there was a bit of light pollution but not much.

Still, striking images.
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Very nice colours

Well, in reality, the northern lights certainly don't look nearly as vivid with the naked eye - if my experience in Iceland in September is anything to go by. They are ethereal and engaging but ghostly pale green. The purples are only visible on longer exposures and that strength and vividness of the colours doesn't appear in real life. OK, in Iceland when I was there we saw the aurora when on small farmsteads / villages, so there was a bit of light pollution but not much.

Still, striking images.
The camera has the big advantage of long exposure to build up the light and colours. You are right that with the naked eye the aurora most often looks pale green.

We had aurora activity for hours yesterday again, a majestic final for this season. Now follows 4 months of not-enough-dark-night.

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