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By RichyRobs
The Aurura took us by surprise, was (seemingly) directly overhead and coming in fast.
I had in my hands a D300s with 10.5mm fisheye, so I dropped to the floor of the narrow footbridge we were on, and took this shot while laying on my back with the tripod straddling me!
It was a five second exposure at f2.8 and ISO 1600.
It's a little noisier than I would have liked, but considering the circumstances I'm quite pleased with the way it's turned out.
I think the group of people huddled around a small light adds some human context/content, but my favourite part of the shot is how the Aurora has almost formed a complete loop around the shot.
What do you think?

Tags: Aurora borealis Landscape and travel

Voters: Philip_H, joshcullinan, stevenb and 12 more

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31 Mar 2012 9:09PM
Fantastic capture.


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bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 10:26PM
A stunning capture Richy nearly missed it looking at the thumb nails .
31 Mar 2012 10:30PM
Thanks for the comments, much appreciated Grin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 10:44PM
A great image one I like to get myself..
Well done...

31 Mar 2012 11:05PM
Thanks Dave, I can fully recommend visiting Abisko
Ezo 6 7 England
1 Apr 2012 1:29PM
Stunning capture, and incredible natural phenomena!

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