View Full Version : First attempt to capture the Aurora

10th of April 2011 (Sun), 17:47
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5038/fab1sm.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/fab1sm.jpg/)

This was shot with the Canon 50mm F1.8. Although after seeing some amazing shots of the aurora - I think it's time to get something in the ultra wide category - and that Samyang 14mm lens is making me have the buy a new toy itch.

11th of April 2011 (Mon), 22:38
wow that was shot with a 50mm 1.8...what about exposure time and f-stop

12th of April 2011 (Tue), 00:35
Very nice .

12th of April 2011 (Tue), 10:16
I hear you about upgrading the lens, I'm still working with the 18-55 that came attached! Very nice capture. My one word of advice is that it's often more visually appealing to capture something in the frame that adds scale to the lights. Trees, buildings, etc. I haven't been taking aurora pictures for very long, though, a few months, so you may want to take my advice with a grain of salt. Perhaps some of the more seasoned vets here can contribute more.

Regardless, very nice. I know with myself, once I started getting decent northern lights shots, it was almost like an addiction.

14th of April 2011 (Thu), 18:40
I like it!

15th of April 2011 (Fri), 03:21
Great shot. The 50mm f/1.8 is a very fine lens. It was the first I bought after using Canon's kit lenses.