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Scott Kroeker
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Several years ago when I was just getting into photography I discovered this pond near my place. Though I had saved it on my GPS I never labelled it properly so I forgot what it was. Well a few weeks ago I re-discovered it and since then I have been returning often hoping to capture an epic sunset. Too busy with work Friday night I missed out on one heck of an explosion of colour. I saw the tail end of it from my kitchen window. Grrr!!!! Busy all weekend with bathroom renovations I wasn't expecting to get out at all either. After a long day Saturday I was thinking of calling it a night when I got a notification from a FB page I follow that there is some aurora activity. I checked a few others web sites and then looked north from my deck. I could see some aurora. BAM! When opportunity knocks one must take advantage! I packed up my gear and took off. So glad I did too as I got quite a show of aurora. So worth losing a few hours sleep.

This is a multi-image panorama shot in portrait almost a 180 degree view.

Canon 7D. Samyang 14mm/2.8 @ F3.2, ISO 500, 25sec.

Click photo to view on black (recommended)!

Click here for a larger view!

Thanks for looking!





Canon 7D - Samyang 14mm/2.8@F3.2 - ISO 500 - 25sec







Canon 7D. Samyang 14mm/2.8 @ F3.2, ISO 800, 25sec.



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Jun 10, 2014 at 05:01 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Fantastic!


Jun 10, 2014 at 06:16 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Hey Scott,

How cool! Good thing something jogged your memory there. That is one cool pond. I really like this shot, though it feels a tad bit unlevel. Even if it is truly level, I think I would tilt it a bit so it feels level...

Jim



Jun 10, 2014 at 09:31 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Unh...... WOW!! Great shot!! I hope one day to be able to witness the aurora myself. This setting is fantastic. I like how sharp the FG is. Does the aurora really light up the sky that much?


Jun 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Glad you chose to lose the sleep, it was well worth it, stunning image


Jun 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


who needs an a7r?!?!?!?!?
I just need to hang with Scott and my old rebel!

David



Jun 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Epic shot! Really like the richness in greens.


Jun 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


One of the best aurora images I have seen here.
Benefits of living in aurora lands.



Jun 10, 2014 at 01:53 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Great color. Captured nicely!


Jun 10, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Fantastic Scott!
The "lifeless" tree pond complement the aurora skies perfectly.
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Thank you so much everyone! I'd say it was worth the loss of sleep.

JimFox wrote:
Hey Scott,

How cool! Good thing something jogged your memory there. That is one cool pond. I really like this shot, though it feels a tad bit unlevel. Even if it is truly level, I think I would tilt it a bit so it feels level...

Jim


Thank you Jim. It is indeed level. You know me and my pickiness when it comes to level images. What is possibly causing the illusion of being not level is the pond winds out into the distance on the left side. So the far "shore" line is moved "up" in the frame a touch.

JimKied wrote:
Unh...... WOW!! Great shot!! I hope one day to be able to witness the aurora myself. This setting is fantastic. I like how sharp the FG is. Does the aurora really light up the sky that much?

Thank you Jim! Using that lens at F3.2 seemed to help a bit with sharpness. It this case this image is very accurate to what I saw. It doesn't get this good for aurora that often. I was definitely lucky this time.

dgdg wrote:
who needs an a7r?!?!?!?!?
I just need to hang with Scott and my old rebel!

David


I do I DO!!!!!! Seriously, I really do want better gear. There is some stuff I just can't do with what I have and the IQ is just not there where I want it to me. I am very fussy!



Jun 11, 2014 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


That...is a lot of green. Damn.




Jun 11, 2014 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Alien!!!!


Jun 11, 2014 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


That's a terrific capture!


Jun 11, 2014 at 03:01 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Wow, that's cool!
Great shot.

Do those aurora's really look that way? I guess they must!



Jun 11, 2014 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Aw man, damn you! I woke up on the 8th to find a half dozen aurora notifications in my email after the latest activity spike. Looks like you have a later bedtime then me

Just wondering if you tried boosting the iso slightly to get the exposure time down a bit? I would like to see a bit more fine details in the sky and I've read that anything past 10 seconds is pushing it to freeze the aurora action. If not, maybe some midtones contrast would help define the sky a bit better? Maybe not though.



Jun 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Such great colors Scott!


Jun 11, 2014 at 04:06 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Scott,

I'm green with envy Killer shot man!

Jason



Jun 11, 2014 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


War of the Worlds! Love it, Scott.


Jun 11, 2014 at 06:42 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Dead Tree Pond Aurora Dreamscape [+1]


Hi Scott,

That is lovely, and definitely worth a few lost hours of sleep.

Tim



Jun 11, 2014 at 07:49 PM
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