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No guts - no glory by uberfischer No guts - no glory by uberfischer
I think i`ve mentioned a few times how i had a particular shot of the northern lights constantly lurking in the back of my head. Let me explain...

On this night i had been wandering around in complete darkness for a couple of hours... my headlamp was weak, the batteries to my camera were slowly fading away, the temperatures were around -20C and i was quite nervous because of some weird noises. Me and my skiis went down to this spot. This is the place were i really had planned to take an awardwinning, groundbreaking and crazy shot of the aurora. Not really....but at least i had a clever plan...

You see that black pool? not so clever plan was to jump into that pool with my waders. I was actually wearing my waders this whole night. Glad i didnt run into someone in the dark...

Jumping into that pool...the thing is...i have no idea how deep that pool is. On the right side there is a massive waterfall coming directly down into this pool. Probably the biggest waterfall in the area. So i had a bright moment and started thinking. Chances are if i slided into this pool i would never resurface. It could be 3-4 meters deep for all i know. It probably is THAT deep :-)

My plan was to shoot the aurora from inside this pool. With the frozen edges and all the cool details in the foreground...and a blazing aurora in the background.

I`m telling would have been insane! But since im a big pussy and have no guts....the plan is currently put on ice... I had been scouting and chasing the aurora the whole winter with nothing but that particular shot in mind. Talk about chasing my own tail...

So all i got was this shot. By the time i had set everything up the batteries were dead. So i had to put one of the batteries in my boxers, wrap my balls around it and just give it a minute or two.... Works like a charm. Theres nothing that a pair of warm balls wont fix...

The tracks you see down to the right are not mine. This pool is the playground for a pair of otters...

Exif? dont remember...

Have a grrrreat wednesday!

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MmichelleeJ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow, this is beautiful!!!
horseloveringod Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Ahh!! I love it! I set it as my bg on my computer!
nestlechoco Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I love everything about this picture! :love:
Extraordinary job!
deMinegraphy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Amazing shot...!!!!!
BrownEyedWyldChyld Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :aww:
Kiredit Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
One of the most amazin pics involving winter that I have ever seen.
C-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Gorgeous! I love the back story.
WraxAon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Still got a great shot
fiveclouds Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
beautiful photo!
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG the balls story made me laugh like hell^^ gotta keep that trick in mind for my next trip^^ Wonderful picture btw, glad you are still alive and not lost in that pool^^
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