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Weaver Of Red Silk
Weaver Of Red Silk

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Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Location: Fort Smith, NWT Canada
Date: Apr 13, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 10 secons
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2009

Used the red lights of my car to create the red light on the road. To me, this image reminds me of a web. The way it laced and branches out over the sky and blossomed into a magnetic storm of solar radiation was very spider like, especially the way the "legs" moved across the sky, at first.

It flooded the sky for all of 30 seconds before disappearing completely. I had just enough time to capture it while I dove out of my car and attached the camera to my tripod. I wish I had a better place to compose, but it worked out nicely.

I had a hard time compressing this, it's saved in jpeg low at 100 kb. The original file size was about 25 megabytes! I think I did a good job, but if you wish to see other northern lights at a higher quality, please visit my website located in my profile.

Place: 23 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.0710
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8491
Avg (non-participants): 6.1615
Views since voting: 1347
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 183
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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04/22/2009 12:22:49 AM
Originally posted by benfica:

hmmm. This says ICELAND all over it. Nice pic.

Nope, Northwest Territories, Canada :)

Thanks for the votes and comments, all!

Ironically top 24...24 being my lucky number, wow.

Message edited by author 2009-04-22 00:23:40.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 02:13:26 PM
hmmm. This says ICELAND all over it. Nice pic.
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04/20/2009 06:19:26 PM
A view of natural world lighting that is not normally seen in the southern latitudes. Interesting treatment with the red foreground providing some contrast. A very interesting starfield demonstrating the nature of physical light thousands of light years old. A stong, purposeful image using the natural world as it's playground. Extremely creative and should be a top ten image if not a ribbon winner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2009 11:20:49 AM
You can't loose with Polar lights, but does not mean you can always win, I'd prefer mountains instead of those trees. I wonder how you got the red light on the road ... - car brakes? Nice touch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2009 09:27:49 AM
Beautiful sky.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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