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Riverdance by uberfischer Riverdance by uberfischer
From yesterdays expedition...

It`s impossible for people who have never seen a full blown explosion of the northern lights to fully understand the intensity and extreme beauty that this thing capable of...

In this one i basically kept things as they were in camera with regards to colours and such.

I was standing in the middle of this river...yes right in the middle of it. Miles away from people and other distractions. I was waiting...armed and ready. Things were quiet. The aurora was constantly present, but too weak for me to bother shooting. Within seconds things changed. A green pulse exploded in the sky..the dark landscape suddenly turned significantly brighter and my heart started beating like crazy. I exposed for about 30 seconds before removing the black card that covered the sky and then let the sky expose for another 15 seconds. The aurora moved insanely fast across the sky. If you look at the frame, it moved from the upper left corner to the right corner within a second. Sick stuff...

Is it this green, you may wonder? Yes it certainly IS this green! The activity was extreme for a minute. I`m just happy i was in this amazing location..armed and ready for such a show.

During the action my gloves fell in the river and when i recovered them they froze to two solid iceblock within a few minutes :-)

Hope you like this little contribution...

Cheers!

-Arild-
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indojo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
incredible, you made a fantastic job, what an spectacular event
and the ticket for it you just pay with coldness and freezing.
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CaledonCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see them one day in real :heart: it must be so beautiful
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za4em9 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds like an unbelievable amount of work which requires years of practice. I am happy that there are people like you out there who brings to us things like that, which most of us would never see otherwise. My favorite is how the final texture of the river - the softness - mirrors the softness of the aurora, with the trees providing a nice contrasting sharpness of lines and darkness.
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Random101Girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!! thats gorgeous!!!
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irenv Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
featured [link]
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Voigtlander Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Y U NO RECEIVE A DD FOR DAT? :0

but seriously, this is amazing. I'd love to see northern lights in future, but currently I have no money to visit some of the northern countries :(
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Smederevac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Amazing!
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xSoma Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was in Tromsų in March and got to see some Auroras. We were in the city so the lights seemed rather weak but it still was such an intense feeling! Looking forward to go there again.
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butterflymists Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if you let yourself almost faze into the picture and become unfocused it looks like the lights are shimmering ^^ maybe its just me, fantastic!
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Meyrin-x-ZAFTgirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe-inspiring.
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