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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Álftanes, Iceland
Date: Oct 25, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2004

The houses are overexposed a little, but I couldn't do anything about it because of the bright lights that were on them, it was either getting details in the foreground and brighter aurora or details in the houses and everything else black, what would you choose? :-D

Taken with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L lens at 17mm.

In Photoshop I used levels, dodge and burn a little, unsharp mask and added the border.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 487
Avg (all users): 7.0787
Avg (commenters): 8.8095
Avg (participants): 7.0181
Avg (non-participants): 7.4848
Views since voting: 5013
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 254
Comments: 39
Favorites: 30 (view)


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12/29/2005 06:35:35 AM
A stunning photo! I don't think the houses are overexposed. Góður!
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09/07/2005 10:01:30 PM
Holy crap! I'm so glad I stumbled across this shot while looking through rasdub's Favorites! This is really incredible! You made the right choice editing... "what houses?!?" I don't see anything but an amazing display of nature's beauty well captured by someone with an obviously very good eye. My newest Favorite...
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04/24/2005 03:00:27 AM
This is a great shot...auroras are tricky to capture, especially this cleanly. Nice colors too
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04/23/2005 07:07:06 PM
this is damned incredible.
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01/25/2005 10:33:09 AM
Strange title - stunning scene.
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12/06/2004 07:26:29 PM
hell of a photo - what blown out highlites ;} ?

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11/08/2004 09:54:45 AM
Originally posted by siggi:

Congratulations with 6th place, well deserved.

Don't understand the four 1s though, very strange!


Even the photos #1, 4 & 5 got one and two 1. My photo got four 1 and no 2 :-o I think there must be some people that think that the aurora is some kind of a myth that only belongs in fairy tales and Coca Cola ads, and they must think that this green light is added in Photoshop! Ofcourse is this just done in PS, do you really believe that there can be some kind of ridiculous green lights in the skies like this!!?

hahahaaaa, aurora is something that you just have to believe, it's very real and priceless sight to experience!

Anyway, I didn't expect to be in the top 10 after the score dropped from 7.17 down to 6.8 on the second day of voting. The photo was between 6.8-6.99 most of the week, on the last day the score finally got above 7, so, I'm very happy with this result!

Many thanks for all of the comments and votings.

Check out my OFS outtakes in my portfolio, there are more aurora shots from this scene and other stuff.

Message edited by author 2004-11-08 09:57:19.
11/08/2004 06:32:14 AM
Congrats!!!!
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11/08/2004 05:08:12 AM
Glæsilegt. Til hamingju
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11/08/2004 04:56:20 AM
Congratulations with 6th place, well deserved.

Don't understand the four 1s though, very strange!

Message edited by author 2004-11-08 05:02:05.
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11/08/2004 03:54:23 AM
Congrats. The North rules =)
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11/08/2004 03:34:30 AM
Glæsilegur árangur !
Til hamingju !
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11/08/2004 12:46:57 AM
Congratulations on your 6th placing. Too stunning for words that describe but can not create the feel that this image evokes on the looker.
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11/08/2004 12:36:30 AM
One of three 10's I gave! You were robbed!
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11/08/2004 12:17:12 AM
As SPurs put it. The second I saw this it looked lie a dragon swooping in on the town. Awesome capture and work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 10:03:11 PM
Pretty cool, almost looks like a flying dragon
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11/07/2004 03:54:03 PM
10 Excellent.
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11/07/2004 01:44:06 PM
10
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11/06/2004 10:50:01 AM
Glæsileg mynd! Endurspeglunin á sjónum gefur henni mikið. Reikna með að þetta sé tekið á 1D MK2 eða 20D?
Flott mynd af íslenskum norðurljósum, að sjálfsögðu 10 =)
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11/06/2004 09:58:43 AM
Nice!
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11/06/2004 12:32:31 AM
You nailed it!
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11/05/2004 07:23:57 PM
Auroras are just plain cool...but this one is shapped like a flying dragon witha really long tongue. lol I like the stars and reflection you caught. Gave you a 9.
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11/05/2004 05:37:59 PM
Bessastaðir? Frábær norðurljósamynd, hlakka til að sjá stillingar og græjur. Speglunin í vatninu gefur þess aðra vídd.
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11/04/2004 10:28:03 PM
amazing
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11/04/2004 09:20:43 PM
Wow. I wish I lived in an area with views like this.
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11/04/2004 12:05:40 PM
Very nice capture.
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11/04/2004 11:34:44 AM
What else can I add other than repeating the title: OMG! I see a ribbon coming your way.
This is a stunning image, one of my favorites in this challenge, in my favorites, and well deserving of a 10. Well Done!
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11/04/2004 11:05:37 AM
This is a 10 very nice compostion and lighting this is in my favorites
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11/04/2004 10:15:44 AM
This has got to be one of the best aurora shots I have EVER seen (not to mention scariest - the title says it all!). National Geographic wishes they had taken this picture!
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11/03/2004 09:26:28 PM
This is incredible. I love the reflection in the water, the stars in the sky, city lights and borealis. Great capture.
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11/03/2004 03:38:43 PM
marvellous colors
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11/03/2004 06:07:35 AM
This is realy beautifull and I want to see that for real one time...
It's realy sharp with lots of contrast. The only thing is that I've seen to many pictures of the northern light the last couple of weeks, so it tends to get a bit boring, still a nice shot, bumping to 7
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11/02/2004 11:48:06 PM
I think you have to have seen these lights of believe them. I hope the voters realize this is real, not photoshop. Beautiful.
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11/02/2004 08:36:00 PM
Wow.
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11/02/2004 02:43:21 AM
Excellent everything. There isn't anything to recommend. Looks great :) 8.
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11/01/2004 05:17:12 PM
Amazing Photo!! Looks like a place I just visited ;-)
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11/01/2004 03:51:33 PM
Hallelujah, praise the lord.
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11/01/2004 01:07:55 PM
Freaky, love how it reflects off the rocks in front, amazing capture! 10
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11/01/2004 01:07:21 AM
Well, if this isn't someone from Iceland, I will be surprised. Great photo, great reflection.
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