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Oct 10, 2012 17:38 |  #1

There was supposed to be another night of aurora storming, but it didn't happen. In fact, it was incredible windy, cold, and quite cloudy. There was a faint muddy aurora in the sky, but it wasn't my focus on this image.

This was a 37 second exposure, ISO 2000, f/2.8 at 11mm.

Thoughts? I'm not fully sure how I feel about it. Any comments welcome!

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Oct 10, 2012 18:00 |  #2

Needs more PP . Looks a little dull in colors . Will make a nice image tho once properly PP'd .




  
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Oct 10, 2012 18:14 |  #3

It may not be the best aurora photo out there, but it is still very cool. It kind of looks like someone was shooting a powerful green laser. I like it.


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Oct 10, 2012 18:31 |  #4

Nice shot!!! Love the sky! I would isolate the land with the quick selection tool and see what you can do to bring out some of the foreground. I might brighten the sky a little but it sure looks cool with the milky way AND the aurora!


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Oct 10, 2012 19:10 |  #5

Joe929 wrote in post #15105508 (external link)
It may not be the best aurora photo out there, but it is still very cool. It kind of looks like someone was shooting a powerful green laser. I like it.

Yeah I've got much better aurora photos. I wasn't really focusing on the aurora for this shot. Thanks for the comments!


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Oct 10, 2012 19:11 |  #6

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Needs more PP . Looks a little dull in colors . Will make a nice image tho once properly PP'd .

Good call. To me the aurora and the sky around it looks too dull too.


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Oct 10, 2012 20:34 |  #7

cgatto wrote in post #15105706 (external link)
Good call. To me the aurora and the sky around it looks too dull too.

Yeah i think if you mess with vibrance in PS and adjust the saturation somewhat it would look better . I played with it some in Cs5.5 but i got just a hint of magenta in the upper sky but didn't want to keep it that way cause i know auroroas can have that magenta look to the upper portion and since i have no idea what you saw i don't know that it was too much or too little on the magenta so i'll just leave that to you to PP .




  
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Oct 10, 2012 20:47 |  #8

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Yeah i think if you mess with vibrance in PS and adjust the saturation somewhat it would look better . I played with it some in Cs5.5 but i got just a hint of magenta in the upper sky but didn't want to keep it that way cause i know auroroas can have that magenta look to the upper portion and since i have no idea what you saw i don't know that it was too much or too little on the magenta so i'll just leave that to you to PP .

Thanks for having a look!


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Oct 11, 2012 04:34 |  #9

Picture now missing?


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Oct 11, 2012 08:07 |  #10

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Picture now missing?

I still see it .




  
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Oct 11, 2012 11:08 |  #11

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Picture now missing?

I uploaded it again


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Oct 11, 2012 13:58 as a reply to  @ cgatto's post |  #12

Took 3 mins to play a little with your picture...I love the milky way with the aurora, sooooo cool!


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Oct 11, 2012 14:28 |  #13

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Took 3 mins to play a little with your picture...I love the milky way with the aurora, sooooo cool!

I really like how bright it is, it's a good edit. My only gripe is that the boat and lower portion of the image becomes visually clouded up with noise and artifacts when the shadows are brought out too much. The sky looks awesome though. I'll have to go back later and play with it.


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Oct 11, 2012 14:34 |  #14

cgatto wrote in post #15109048 (external link)
I really like how bright it is, it's a good edit. My only gripe is that the boat and lower portion of the image becomes visually clouded up with noise and artifacts when the shadows are brought out too much. The sky looks awesome though. I'll have to go back later and play with it.

Yes, there is lots of noise and magenta on the lower right, but you can work that all out. Did you shoot it in RAW? I agree with you, you should go back to the picture, I have not seen too many aurora shots with a really nicely defined milky way! Anyway, it was a great capture on your part!!! Thanks for sharing!


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Oct 11, 2012 16:03 |  #15

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Yes, there is lots of noise and magenta on the lower right, but you can work that all out. Did you shoot it in RAW? I agree with you, you should go back to the picture, I have not seen too many aurora shots with a really nicely defined milky way! Anyway, it was a great capture on your part!!! Thanks for sharing!

Definitely shot in RAW. Will go back and work on it soon! Currently editing a boring government video. Blahh! Shooting the aurora is a lot funner!


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