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Aurora Borealis
Posted By: Pål Jensen, 10-21-2008, 02:25 PM

Aurora Borealis

Image 1: Pentax LX, Pentax A 24/2.8. F:4 - auto. Ektachrome 100VS
I framed the scene and waited for four hours for the aurora to show up exactly where I wanted it. It did.

Image 2: Pentax LX. Pentax FA Limited 77/1.8. F:4 - auto. Ektachrome 100VS
Red aurora. Rarely seen.

Image 3: Pentax LX, Pentax A 35/2.8. F2.8 - auto. Ektachrome 100
I waited for two hours for the aurora, framing this mountain but from another location. Nothing happened. I gave up. After driving for awhile the sky exploded. I drove until the aurora matched up with the mountain. I stopped in the middle of the road (this was in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night) and shot the image.

(hmm the last one turned out a bit fuzzy. I look into it)

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10-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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I can't see the picture!

I love the Aurora Borealis.
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Those shots are cool. How long were the exposures? You must have had the shutter open a long time on #2, there are star trails in the shot. Nicely done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by xs400 Quote
Those shots are cool. How long were the exposures? You must have had the shutter open a long time on #2, there are star trails in the shot. Nicely done.

About 2-4 minutes. The LX takes care of long time exposure automatically!
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Amazing shots! The first one is just super!

How far north were you?

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That first photo is the equal of any anywhere. I say make it really big and put it up on your wall!
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Excellent work, top notch.

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Bravo - well captured - love the colors.
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Love the first shot


I reckon it would be something special to witness




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The colour is outstanding.

The first shot has impeccable texture to it.
10-21-2008, 09:24 PM   #12
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Excellent stuff, thanks for posting.
10-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #13
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Fabulous! Your images look sciencefictional. I like seeing the 3 pictures with their very different color schemes together.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkpotter Quote
Fabulous! Your images look sciencefictional. I like seeing the 3 pictures with their very different color schemes together.
I'ts a bit of a pity all 3 do not have the same orientation. I'd suggest arranging them as a triptych but I think cropping one or both of the landscape-orientated photos would ruin it.

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Very nice and really rare to seen.
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