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Aurora In The Alps by CapturingTheNight Aurora In The Alps by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: © Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

Aurora Australis. Mount Buffalo National Park, Australia. 17th of March 2013

With predictions of a fairly strong geomagnetic storm due to strike the Earth, I packed up my camera gear and headed to one of my favorite locations. Without mobile reception up there I had no idea what the aurora numbers were doing so all I could do was get setup and wait until it got dark.

This is the first time I have been able to see an aurora with my own eyes. Watching the rays and arcs flow across the sky was amazing. I have hundreds and hundreds of images from this wonderful night to go through. A crescent moon off to the right of frame helped light up the landscape during this single exposure.

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:icon3devrian:
3Devrian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Photographer
love the colors
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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DenJH Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
awesome
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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JestersOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, don't mind me- I'm just going on a favoring spree of your Aurora Australis stuff.

One of my favorite things in the world are stars and the colors of the sky; so yes, this stuff is really getting to me feelings-wise. I cannot help scrolling through each one and staring at them for a few seconds.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for ALL the great feedback on my work :D (Big Grin) I really appreciate it.
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GUDsine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
how do you do the voodoo that you do? (ie: lens, camera, exposures, etc.) I'm trying to get into long exposures and would LOVE some advice!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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:icongudsine:
GUDsine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! i appreciate the info. beautiful shots btw!
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AllyCat1994 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So gorgeous! I'm not sure if it's just me but the way the lights are the make it look almost like a sunrise it's beautiful. Fantastic shot!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:icontwitchyj:
TwitchyJ Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
It is an AMAZING shot my friend, kind of disappointed that I missed this opportunity myself. Thankfully CME's are quite common... I will get my chance!
GREAT SHOT!!!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I hope you get another chance soon
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:icontwitchyj:
TwitchyJ Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Likewise my friend. Thank you!
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:iconamcforeverman:
amcforeverman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Spectacular!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconsaliencat:
SalienCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconsaliencat:
SalienCat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :3
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:icondarkxenith:
DarkXenith Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is absolutely incredible...
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconleashahooker:
LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Photographer
:faint: :omfg: Fantastic Greg!!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Leasha :D
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:iconbeni-sh:
beni-SH Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my word this is bloody perfect *_*
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
I think this is the first Aurora Australis shot I've seen on DA. Mostly just people from the northern hemisphere witness these phenomena since there aren't much people on here that live far enought south to see the southern lights. Pretty impressive. :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:icontalvienkeli:
TalviEnkeli Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Marvellous, Greg!! :omg:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:icontalvienkeli:
TalviEnkeli Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
those colors are stunning!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's awesome! I'd love to see pink aurora some day :D
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I would love to see green aurora dancing overhead like you do some day ;-)
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:iconmrjafo:
MrJafo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant. :-)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
beautiful capture, and really awesome that you got to see it for yourself :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I'm hooked now....
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
you´re welcome. :)
Oh you should have dropped by northern norway some time, those auroras are a real adrenaline rush to photograph and chase. :)
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:iconscorpidilion:
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmurasaki-no-musouka:
Murasaki-no-Musouka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Beautiful! :)
so this is why I could not sleep tonight :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmurasaki-no-musouka:
Murasaki-no-Musouka Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
You are very welcome! :)
Thank you for such perfect photos! :)
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amagekurke Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
another amazing shot
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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BeccaCollis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing shot! I love it!
Umm, sorry, I was just wondering if you could tell me what focal length and aperture you used? Did you use a special lens?
I love photography and I'm trying to learn more about taking photos at night :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D [link]
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