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Auroras 9/26/17
Lens: Sigma 10-20 f3.5 HSM Camera: Pentax K-30 Photo Location: Ester, Alaska ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.5 
Posted By: skierd, 09-27-2017, 08:51 PM

The northern lights were out last night as I came home from taking my family to the airport for a well deserved vacation. This was my first chance to shoot the lights with my Sigma 10-20 f3.5 HSM and so far I'm pretty impressed. I was shooting wide open at f3.5 and I'm seeing some pretty smudgy corners in the original files (these have been cropped somewhat), but it was windy and with no infinity stop I'm only mostly sure I had the lens focused at infinity.

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09-27-2017, 11:46 PM   #2
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Nice shots. We're so far south of the active areas that our chances to see them are extremely low. I catch the faintest hints of green waves in some of my shots upon review when I take northward facing shots, but I can never tell if it's something with the color/wb settings, or if I caught the faintest hints of the aurora...
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Nice! I've seen northern lights only once... Not sure if it's because of the light pollution, or Ottawa is too far south. That be the first time anyone would think Ottawa is south
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Very nice.

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Nice! I have seen the Aurora Borealis many times. This year I will try to capture it.

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