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I got tired of shooting the "boring aurora" and decided to play around by painting with lights under the northern lights.
I'm tired/punchy so this is the first one I uploaded and it is still raw (other than sized). And I hope I submit this correctly. The Mark 2 is left open on the tripod for 25 secs as I walk away, penlight pointed down at my boots, and strobe is fired at each cottonwood I greet. It was really fun! I will try and post more in my gallery tomorrow.
Mark

Edited by jemark on Apr 12, 2005 at 06:02 PM GMT







Apr 12, 2005 at 06:34 PM
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Very creative and very cool! I like it a lot, keep up the good work


Apr 12, 2005 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


Very nice! Quite creative. This fits the theme perfectly.

-- Bruce Jones



Apr 12, 2005 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


Very cool Mark! Nice idea and well executed.


Apr 12, 2005 at 11:53 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


excellent! Very inspiring, not only in the content, but also I feel inspired to possibly rob a bank and buy a MK2


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


Very creative and nice work, good luck this week.

Thanks for sharing,



Apr 13, 2005 at 04:37 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


Fantastic work Mark, creative and exciting. I would recommend trying to brighten the image somewhat, to bring out more detail (looks a little dark to me but that could just be my monitor). Great entry, good luck!


Apr 13, 2005 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


Thanks Scott for the critique. I've yet to calibrate my monitor so maybe that is the issue too. I actually don't mind it moody, but I don't know how it looks on other monitors.
Do the other shots in the gallery have the same lack of light?
If I had the energy and the luck with auroras, I'd go back and try and make my position more centered on each tree too. But given the nature of aurora lights I do what I can.
Thanks, Mark



Apr 13, 2005 at 07:35 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


I'll have to look again on a different monitor, but your Puck #4 seems brighter than this one, with more detail in the trees and you can see more stars at the top. That's the way I see it anyway...

Oh come on, you seem to have some pretty good luck with the 'lights (better than me!). I know how tricky it is to get them to cooperate with the shot. But you've got a good one here Mark, (IMHO) just try to brighten it up a bit in PS and you've got a winner.



Apr 13, 2005 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · #157 Puck visits Alaska


Mark,

I've got a calibrated monitor (FINALLY!) and agree it's a just a bit dark. You might want to adjust the levels a tiny amount. Even still, this works. Your silhouette is clearly seen at tree #2. If you do adjust it, don't blow out those flash lit cottonwoods. I think you have those lighted just right.

Dang it! I've got to get myself away from FM and keep plugging away on taxes!



Apr 13, 2005 at 09:41 PM





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