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Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
Location: Bláfjöll, Iceland
Date: Jan 6, 2008
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 20 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2008

I actually forgot about this challenge and this is a placeholder I submited a while ago, way before rollover, I have been doing that for the free studies and this is the second time that has "saved my ass" from not having an entry.

This shot was taken during a short trip me and Indriði took up in Bláfjöll. The weather was a bit wierd that night, a couple of times it started to snow all of a sudden for a short while so we couldnīt see very far and then it stopped and the sky cleared. Also the wind was pretty strong so the motion of the clouds was dramatic.

As with all my night shots the processing is really not that much but I still darken the sky and brigthen the foreground double exposing a single raw file, contrast, WB and saturation adjustments in C1 and thatīs pretty much it.

Oh and for petes sake, for those of you who go "same old same old" or "I am tired of these borealis shots", feel free to vote these images down if you like, feel free! :) Donīt expect me to care though what you think as I am shooting these images for me and I do like them and have a great time shooting them. If you think I am shooting these in hopes of ribboning here you are sadly mistaken, I have plenty of those already and donīt really care if I get any more or not.

Donīt forget that there is a world outside of DPC and consider that I might actually be shooting these to be able to use them later in some project like photo exhibitions, postcards and possibly a book sometime in the future.

As for using them in free studies, I donīt really have a lot of choice as this is pretty much the only thing I am shooting for myself these days, that and portait series like the superhero series or Symbols and this month, this was my favorite shot.

Thx for the ribbon, even though I say I really donīt care much about them anymore I would be lying if I didnīt say that they are always appreciated and fun to get, especially when you donīt expect them, I didnīt think 7.13 would be enough :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 428
Avg (all users): 7.1370
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9479
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 10795
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 146
Comments: 50
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/13/2009 02:13:48 PM
I think I wrecked here
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10/06/2008 05:40:33 PM
Larus,
Please don't listen to the whiners!
You just keep on taking these "same 'ol shots"!! I love them!
I just hope that I ever get lucky enough to visit your stunning country!
This goes right into my favorites.
Thanks for braving the cold too.
By the way, how do you keep the camera functioning in that temperature?

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02/16/2008 03:52:54 PM
What I need help understanding is the stars. There seems to be a polygonal pattern to the stars in some places and I don't understand how so many stars are visable in the aurora borealis. How did you do this?
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02/13/2008 08:39:09 AM
Beautiful, but I was under the impression the photo had to be taken with a time-slot for the challenge. I have 50.000 photos and I never enter if I don't shoot a fresh new one as they can see the properties...I feel I am still on the outside looking in.
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02/12/2008 09:29:08 AM
Isn't it cold in Iceland? Then why do the people have skin so thin that unless you fawn over a photograph, they have to reply for the 100th time that "I really don't care."? Doesn't criticism help build a person? I love this site, the photographers (including Larus) found here have some incredible talent, my fav bar none is DrAchoo. Yet everytime somebody posts anything other than incredible, fantastic, wow, etc... others have to run to the rescue of the fallen photographer. For the love of everything Holy, they sound like a little league mother protecting their talentless kid. So send the hate mail, but please let free speech run rampant.
respond with a post or a you can reach me at
kablinki1@yahoo.com
ps if you want to include a photograph, anything with cleavage will be much appreciated and of course read first. hee hee
02/12/2008 04:19:26 AM
Originally posted by Imagineer:

Calm down Larus, caaaaaalm down.

Who cares what the idiots think anyway?

This is rubbish and a bit same old same old.


You are absolutely right, those type of comments bother me a little bit and they shouldn´t...
02/11/2008 07:41:59 PM
I love it - can't get enough.
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02/11/2008 07:41:01 PM
Calm down Larus, caaaaaalm down.

Who cares what the idiots think anyway?

This is rubbish and a bit same old same old.
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02/11/2008 03:22:43 AM
Congrats Larus...and ignore the prudes...they are just jealous.
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02/10/2008 06:23:44 PM
Eheheh, Mr Iceland strikes again!
Well done Larus. You're a Master of this kind of shots. Never saw pics so beautiful like yours.
... Well, I must correct my words. You're a Master of all kind of shots
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02/10/2008 04:48:57 PM
wow
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02/10/2008 11:08:04 AM
This is no doubt a fantastic picture.
Keep up the good work.
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02/10/2008 06:44:17 AM
Wow, I for one cannot get enough of these borealis shots.
I'm trying to convince my wife to go to Iceland for a holiday.
Congrats with the ribbon !
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02/09/2008 10:49:29 PM
Larus, I think this may be my favorite of all your northern lights shots. I really like the way the road is offset by the large green area. Provides an interesting balance. I saw your post above about possibly putting them together for an exhibition and/or book. A grand idea.
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02/09/2008 04:44:44 PM
Larus, there is nothing I can add, except you SUCK!! :))) No you don't! I can't add any comments other than, breathtaking beauty shot of your world. A surreal, sharp, crisp photo that has everyone on DPC drooling!

You are one kewl Dude!
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02/09/2008 06:44:34 AM
I think this is a spectacular photo. It is truly breathtaking!
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02/09/2008 12:45:57 AM
Forget the people who are sick of borealis photos, keep taking these photos! I could look at them all day long, keep up the good work.
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02/08/2008 10:11:34 PM
Good for you shooting these pics.. for you. Stay with it they are beautiful. I am a single mom and do very little but it is a hobby.. So goodluck and keep up the good work.
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02/08/2008 05:33:17 PM
Didn't get to this one during voting, but it is amazing, as are all the shots I see on DPC of the Aurora Borealis, especially yours. I really like that dead straight line you've included in this and the way the aurora is fanning across that incredible starry night sky. Thank you for sharing these images and good to hear you never tire of them. An image of this is one thing but to see this in person, especially the first time, must be literally breathtaking. In imagining being there, I wonder --- just how cold is it out there in the middle of the night?
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02/08/2008 03:56:30 PM
I always loved the Northern lights, and this picture is one of the better images of them I've seen in a while.

awesome job 10/10
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02/08/2008 12:36:04 PM
Yours and DrAchoo's were the only 10's I gave in this challenge. Beautiful location, excellent processing, what's not to love? Congrats on the red.
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02/08/2008 11:30:55 AM
Beautiful!
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02/08/2008 10:54:24 AM
Would be interesting to see this image on a full size basis. The ISO and aperture you used are fairly extreme. It must have been a rather dark night.
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02/08/2008 10:34:21 AM
Well, Larus, you didn't get any "1s" on this one, and if this was the placeholder, well what might have been would be even more fantastic.

You folks have so many natural wonders in that fabulous land of yours, that if you ever entered examples of them all, you'd be on the front page every week and tourists would be flocking to Iceland.
The lava flows, the waterfalls, the geysers, glaciers, calderas, and on and on, let alone the light shows you present, like this one.

Keep 'em coming.
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02/08/2008 10:12:03 AM
Incredible as always Larus, perfect composition and color. I have to be honest though that your post comment just isn't necessary, as you know everyone has an opinion and are more jealous than anything, there is no reason to even acknowledge these ones IMO. We already know how good your work is and that you shoot for yourself and not DPC. Your placement speaks for itself how the majority of the people here feel about your shot, so to go off and acknowledge these ones, just doesn't give this type of shot the credit or justice it deserves.

Besides we all know that opinions are like Arseholes, everyone has one, and they all STINK!!

Congrats on the Ribb brotha!!
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02/08/2008 09:52:50 AM
Congratulations Larus! One of these days I hope to make it to Iceland!
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02/08/2008 09:39:17 AM
Larus, another wonderful shot! I, for one, always enjoy these. Keep em coming! Some day I'm booking a trip to Iceland; I have to see this for myself!
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02/08/2008 05:45:18 AM
Always gorgeous.
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02/08/2008 05:26:05 AM
Keep these beauties coming, Larus. Congratulations on the red.
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02/08/2008 05:11:30 AM
see you next week mate. Fingers crossed for clear nights
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02/08/2008 03:28:10 AM
Hanae is now busting my balls to take her to Iceland (again). so you will have to get the beers in and take me to your secret spots...
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02/08/2008 03:15:22 AM
One more great pic of your amazing land. Good job Larus :)Congrats on red. Paolo.
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02/08/2008 01:02:29 AM
Outstanding. I never tire of seeing beautiful shots of the Northern Lights.
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02/08/2008 12:22:02 AM
Congratulations, Larus. The stars are incredible. I would love someday to see the Northern Lights in person. I like how they are balanced in the photo by the long straight road.
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02/08/2008 12:13:29 AM
By standing there and taking pictures, you will win all the challenges... this is a very good place for photographers, and I envy you... next life time, I hope you will born in NJ and stay there.... I would like to see what would you do then LOL
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2008 01:28:03 PM
Oh, this is spectacular. 10
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02/04/2008 12:11:26 PM
You're killing me! I'm moving to iceland!!!
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02/03/2008 07:15:52 AM
Amazing.
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02/03/2008 04:33:42 AM
very nice.
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02/03/2008 04:30:21 AM
this is so beautiful
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02/02/2008 03:26:44 PM
Holy WoW!
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02/02/2008 10:19:17 AM
beautiful landscape. 10
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02/01/2008 04:22:39 PM
I think I've seen this before.
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02/01/2008 03:49:52 PM
Ok, lemme guess... Iceland?!?!

Incredible shot... the stars look unreal.
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02/01/2008 12:01:41 PM
I like this one as it has a nice balance in the frame. Good shapes, lines and textures are all balanced nicely.
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02/01/2008 10:48:00 AM
Same ole same ole...
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02/01/2008 09:54:39 AM
Larus, is this yours? Would you send the northern lights down to the southern part of the US so I can photograph them, please? Nice stars. Beautiful as always.
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02/01/2008 06:04:06 AM
Þessi er geeðveik... :)
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02/01/2008 05:39:02 AM
How can I beat this natural beauty ? AMAZING , well captured 8
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02/01/2008 12:21:14 AM
This has to be Iceland, right? Absolutely amazing and a 10.
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