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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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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   General Artist
wow!
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:iconannabelle-chabert:
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Photographer
If I could see such a thing ons day :faint:
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
The anticipation of the composition is nearly as impressive as the image itself. How did you know where the formation would occur?
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Trashins Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Man..
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DreamsOfNostalgia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah how beautiful it must be to be there..watching this...



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In order to see, I closed my eyes.

My Gallety [link]
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coxzee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Wonder of nature beautifully captured!:wow:
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padika11 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
The reflection on the water and the ice is awesome and epic!:)
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lazyd3vil Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, are awesome. Thanks for posting this pic.
Damn, I wish I were there...
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MisterTotality Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Outstanding image! I like your description, as well. In full agreement with theory.
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