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FishyFolk
13-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Very heavy Auror Borealis tinight. Just took this outside my house.

Too bad my dSLR is almost 10 years old...and I have hardly used it for 5 years so my teqnique leaves much to be desired. But taken in my yard 5 minutes ago, and no photo shopping...

In the upper right edge you can see the little dipper, which gives away that there was some camera shake. So need to use the timer or remeber to use a remote next time...

Focal length 28mm
f 3,5
Exposure: 10s
ISO 1600

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And here are some more, taken the day after the original post. I think I got the technical stuff nailed. Just need a better location and work out how to fram the pics in pitch darkness....

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I experimented som with ISO settings. The first is at ISO 1600 the two next at ISO 800. That meant doubling the exposure time, but the result was more pleasant. In the middle picture I use my 1300 lumen Ultrafire XM-L C8 flashlight to paint in some more foreground light. Fun to learn my cam again.

mrs fish
13-10-2012, 07:41 PM
that looks lovely

Silverback
13-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Wow !

FishyFolk
13-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Imagine that over your head from a hammock. And this was actually quite weak. It only appears strong due to the long exposure time. Anyway, I was out taking pictures yesterday too, but did it all very wrong, so the pics was very bad. Today I got the prinsiples of it right. Just need to fine tune. Sort of rekindling an old interest :-)

Martin
13-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Most jealous!!

Martin

fish
13-10-2012, 08:03 PM
i wish i could see that!
i think i remember seeing the northern lights as a very small child in the early - mid 1970s in Salisbury.

FishyFolk
13-10-2012, 08:08 PM
i wish i could see that!
i think i remember seeing the northern lights as a very small child in the early - mid 1970s in Salisbury.

There is a good chance you will this year. Very strong aurora is forecast, and tonights was forecast to be visible as far south as northern England. But I only got the tail end of it as it was cloudy most of the evening. And typically right now there is not a cloud to be seen, but no Aurora...

TreeCamper
13-10-2012, 08:30 PM
Magic shot that Rune.

Definately a hammock and no tarp job that one.

Well done, take some more, take some more!!

TC

JEEP
13-10-2012, 08:38 PM
Aurora Borealis is unfortunally not a common sight as far south as Denmark - but I have been lucky experiencing it a few times during cold clear winter nights away from too much light pollution.

FishyFolk
13-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Aurora Borealis is unfortunally not a common sight as far south as Denmark - but I have been lucky experiencing it a few times during cold clear winter nights away from too much light pollution.

Unfortunately we have a Statoil office complex right behind our house, which is floodlit. That is why the forest in the foreground is so visible. I have to take the car up on a nearby mountain to get away from the lights. Will do so in winter I think, and take some pictures.

SimonB
13-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Beautiful sight........

This is one thing on my "Bucket list" that I want to experience before I go.....

The other things you don't want to know... LOL

AL...
13-10-2012, 10:43 PM
Saw them here at the start of the week . Only white lite though no real colour.
They get better as the winter goes on.................................(Like ye needed me to tell ye that!)

Cheers
AL

fish
14-10-2012, 07:35 AM
Beautiful sight........

This is one thing on my "Bucket list" that I want to experience before I go.....

The other things you don't want to know... LOL

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/aanimated/702827byhzi8b9ak.gif lol

Roadkillphil
14-10-2012, 02:17 PM
Ansum :D (Not the Sheep ;) )

FishyFolk
14-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Time to go out and have a look at the sky :-)

FishyFolk
14-10-2012, 04:45 PM
Time to go out and have a look at the sky :-)

Too bright in the sky to see anything yet, but ther eis not a single cloud, not a hint :-)

FishyFolk
14-10-2012, 06:45 PM
3 more pics in the original post now :-)

SimonB
14-10-2012, 07:01 PM
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/fishfish_01/aanimated/702827byhzi8b9ak.gif lol


Nice family you have there Fish sir.... :D

Think the one on the left has a lovely fleece..

f0rm4t
15-10-2012, 01:08 PM
Just beautiful Rune!
...The lights, not you! ;)