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Charles's Wain (the Plough)
Charles's Wain (the Plough)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Implied Lines (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Gardabaer, Iceland, my back yard
Date: Oct 24, 2004
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2004

I was going to skip this challenge since I hadn't found anything good to enter, but went outside for a few minutes before sleep and saw this beautiful northern lights. Maybe people will think this doesn't meet the challenge well enough, but what the hell. Too bad this looks very much like my last weeks nightshot (Auroras are pretty much all I shoot except people these days)

For those who don't recognize the title, this is a constellation (middle-leftish behind the northern lights). There are some lines in the trees and some in the constallation.

PS work:
-Neat Image (a lot of grain in 15 sec exp)
-Increased contrast
-Very slight burning and dodging

Place: 7 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.4976
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.2455
Avg (non-participants): 6.7895
Views since voting: 2605
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 205
Comments: 15
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/01/2004 11:44:26 AM
Congrats on top 10 place. Wonderful colors...
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11/01/2004 06:59:11 AM
Frábær norðurljósamynd. Til hamingju.
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11/01/2004 12:10:31 AM
Congratulations on your 7th placing with this flurry of vibrant color in the night.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2004 04:57:07 AM
Saw something like that in a horror movie. ;-)
Nice shot!
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10/29/2004 08:25:10 AM
Great composition... Wish I had this effect in my area - I'd love to have this in my portfolio. I like the tree line under the "Wain" and the color is amazing. I'm wondering if this is really how it looked, or if it was enhanced in PS for effect. Either way, it's a compelling image.
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10/29/2004 12:39:30 AM
wow is that real? lines ok
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10/27/2004 07:52:40 PM
That time of year in Reykjavik? Impressive wherevere it was taken. -9-
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10/26/2004 10:00:44 PM
Always amazed by the Northern Lights. Excellent photo.
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10/26/2004 09:46:55 PM
Very striking colors and composition. And it fits the theme.
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10/26/2004 07:49:26 PM
Glæsileg þessi. Að öllum líkindum tekin á Íslandi.
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10/26/2004 09:19:28 AM
wait, this looks like amason?
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10/25/2004 07:34:45 PM
Universal photography. I like people which set their aims high. The sky is the limit. Good work, nice composition. I would have liked some ground though.
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10/25/2004 01:46:17 PM
Uhh... I think you make those people more south real jeallous with this :) and me too. I even see constellation...
yeah, looked up translation and found out its the title :)ok. But i should also say that these threes look funny...that red color and sure fit challenge. Still thinking of croping out big 'bush' at left side.
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10/25/2004 01:12:20 PM
WOW ! If thats not photoshop edited for the green its definately somthing I would love to have been there for. Great shot wonderfull color. I do feel however it is a bit of a streatch for "implied Lines".
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10/25/2004 10:23:01 AM
and even the big dipper, nice
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