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Curved Aurora
Curved Aurora
orvaratli


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: S-Curve (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Žingvellir, Iceland
Date: Sep 25, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 20sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

My first Aurora session. Used a LED flash light to light up the church, it has a colder temperatured light than normal flash light which I find to give to warm light.

PP:
Adjusted saturation. Clarified. High radius sharpen to increase contrast. Noise filtered.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.3899
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9245
Avg (non-participants): 6.5394
Views since voting: 1308
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 218
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/03/2007 09:27:09 AM
STUNNING! I've never had the privilege of beholding this amazing gift of nature, but I never ever see enough of them in people's photography. Congratulations on an amazing photo!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 03:59:04 PM
Why did this need validated?; well excellent photo. I've only seen the "Aurora Borealis" once in my life. I also like how the stars seem to pop through the green.
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10/02/2007 01:32:29 PM
Wonderful scene, and good use of flash to bring out the foreground building. Yes, I suppose there's an 'S' in that aurora somewhere, but having just an 'S' isn't hitting the concept of this challenge IMO. If I understand this challenge correctly, it's supposed to be a leading line that takes the viewer thru the image, not just a letter 'S'.

Again, lovely image, and one to be proud of. Good luck.
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10/02/2007 11:09:34 AM
wow, good capture of the aurora borealis, love the way it just peeks over the church. 8
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10/02/2007 07:03:06 AM
great image - does not fit the assignment though
09/30/2007 09:58:45 PM
Cool photo!
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09/29/2007 09:08:16 PM
3
09/29/2007 02:28:36 PM
You get highest rating so far a 9. Best of luck psart. Beautiful
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09/28/2007 10:42:18 PM
Outstanding!
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09/28/2007 07:38:39 PM
Too much flash on the house, almost makes it look unreal.
09/28/2007 04:17:54 PM
If this isn't iceland I'll eat my hat.
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09/28/2007 07:41:00 AM
This looks like Brins church. Great color and detail. But should I expect anythign less? bumping up to 8.
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09/27/2007 07:03:06 PM
Lovely, only wish the house was straight instead of being place parallel on the composition? Great s curve tho 8
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09/27/2007 03:14:52 PM
Very nice! The colors work perfectly.
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09/27/2007 07:35:21 AM
no s curve
09/27/2007 06:49:48 AM
great shot, nothing more to say
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09/27/2007 04:20:23 AM
First Impression:pleasant image
Presentation:basic as challenge calls for
What I Like:the aurora
What I don’t Like: the converging verticals, the building appears to be falling over.
IMO, Does it meet the Challenge : yes and no1 there is an S curve but it doesn,t actually lead the eye through the image.

Composition: I wuld have taken the image from a lower viewpoint shooting up to include more of the lighter colour.
Background : ok
Subject Placement: I would have made the church less prominent and the secondary subject to the S-curve.
Cropping:a bit too tight
Focus: excellent
Exposure:V good
Editing: not really applicable in Basic

Total Averaged Rating :7
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09/26/2007 08:51:57 PM
So storybook/fantasy. Love the contrast in colors.
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09/26/2007 08:15:21 PM
So wildly awesome!
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09/26/2007 04:43:12 PM
Whoa......ribbon time!! Extremely nice image. Fantastic lighting. I love the angles of the church and how you can see thru the window. I love the Aurora Borealis, too. 10 from me.
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09/26/2007 01:36:52 PM
Don't get much better than this. Should be a print!
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09/26/2007 08:09:42 AM
Lovely clear image. Nice sky, but I am not sure that s-curve is leading the viewer through the photo.
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09/26/2007 02:02:42 AM
nice :)
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