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“Aurora Landscape” — photo of the week ending January 3, 2015

Everything was so still. Except for the sky. The sky was crawling. The cold snow crunched beneath my feet with every step. The ice in my beard grew thicker with every breath. I would have been cold if it were not for the adrenaline surging through my body. This was a spectacular night.

I’ve been waiting for the right conditions to create a black and white photo set of the aurora. The light from the full moon, bright aurora bands, and snow draped trees provided the perfect opportunity to make everything really “pop”. There was plenty of snow on the ground, but not so much that the undergrowth was totally covered. The birch trees had snow frozen on due to some warmer and wetter weather only a week ago.

I’ll slowly post some more in my b&w gallery

Nikon D7000
tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8
Focal Length:  13 mm
ISO:           640
Aperture:      f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1.6 sec

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