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08-06-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Northern Lights, Which is the 'Better' shot?
Lens: Sears 50mm f1.7 Camera: Kx Photo Location: Maine ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: >6s Aperture: F1.7 

I managed to get some aurora shots last night, and my three favorites are as follows... and I was wondering which is the most appealing to everyone else.

All three were shot with the same settings: ISO 400, 15 second exposures at f/1.7 using an old Sears 50mm.








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Cmon Jody,thats hard choice.
Would have loved to had the opp.
#2 has so much going on.
Heaven and Earthly delights, and mysterious realm between...Aurora Borealis
Congrats,some great looking shots there.
08-07-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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Wow! Great shots. I haven't seen the A.B. in ages, since I lived in New England. Definitely #2, but #3 is also very nice.
08-07-2011, 03:46 AM   #4
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Nice work!
Hilltop Aurora 2 (the last the of the three photos), in part because of the large area of out-of-focus foreground in the first photo and because the busy, bright foreground of the second photo somewhat lessens the impact of the A.B.
In the very nice third photo, you might want to consider removing the bright white light at lower left.
Best wishes.

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#3 is pure and simple, but #2 isn't bad either - it just has some distracting foreground clutter.
The colours are curely spectacular, though the lens you used shows some obvious signs of coma in the rendering of the larger stars.
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# Three does it for me
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