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Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
24 Aug 2013 3:44PM
Banging !!

I was cocched up in bed one night on Skye and missed a fabulous showing of the lights just 1 mile away from me...arrrgh.

Have my award neighbour! Grin

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wow lovely photo would to see this for real. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
24 Aug 2013 3:57PM
Spectacular. Something I've always wanted to see, but so far missed. The closest I got was when I was on a plane one night and the pilot told us the lights were giving a grand display out the left hand side of the plane. You guessed it - I was sitting on the right hand side! Still it's always good to have something to look forward to, and photos like yours spur me on!
footloose 7 1 England
24 Aug 2013 3:59PM
Quiet stunning!!!!!
TonyPrower 7 34 3 Iceland
24 Aug 2013 4:09PM
Amazing capture! Great lights, I hope to be seeing some good displays up here also.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 4:10PM
Oooooo...terrific shot !!!!......amazing colours, with a wonderful aura !!...impressive !!
SteveBB 12 30 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 4:22PM
Many thanks Alan, I am soooo going back to Durness this Autumn - there is a chocolate factory close by too Smile

I'm a bit of a saddo and understand a little solar astronomy and while you can never guarantee an auroral event (and the cloudy night that often follows it !), it is still possible to predict a best guess opportunity. The last time I traveled to Durness, it took 14 hours in a Landrover but the aurora was visible on 5 out of the 7 nights we stayed. The good fortune was also down to 7 complex sunspots that had rotated into view Smile
Wow what a fantastic capture. I like it!Smile well done.
I would like to havesee the settings on the camera for this shot.
SteveBB 12 30 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 4:43PM
Hi Jeddah,

The Camera and Lens you already know from the description ...

Aperture: F4
Exposure: 19 seconds
ISO 2500
Metering: Pattern
Focal length: 17mm
Exposure bias: 0 step

I could possibly have got away with 25 seconds but without guiding the camera (polar alignment) then the star trails even at 17mm would be evident.

If I was shooting at 200mm then star trails would be visible after 7 seconds exposure time !

24 Aug 2013 5:28PM

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 3:03PM
One of the best aurora images I've seen this year, the FG really sets off the colour in the sky.
27 Aug 2013 9:41PM
Incredible image - very well done !!! Superb foreground and colour reflections in the sea too. Would love to see this "in the flesh" - something to look forward to.

SteveBB 12 30 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 10:17PM
For those fortunate to be living in North Scotland, there is an auroral event happening right now !

It is amazing how many aurora's are visible from the UK, it is just being fortunate enough to know when the event is beginning.

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