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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I would share these pictures;

Too cold to fish and still lots of ice & snow but......................









With the ground covering snow illuminated by the full moon the lighting took on a surreal look over night. The violet glow on the snow in one picture is I believe caused by the glow and bombardment of the Aurora directly overhead. When I did this they were everywhere on the sky..........

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awesome pics...heard the big solar storm was going to make some kick ass northern lights. Wish I was further north...
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Hi kweetech, I'm glad you liked them and thanks for the comment.

I was thinking on taking the snowmachine and heading into the outback to do this tonight but then I don't really want to go off half cocked so I'll probably walk. getting away from civilization is a good thing if you're hauling a small freight sled full of gear but for this I'm not going to do it.

I learned some lessons about shooting this last night and will see if I do better tonight. Of course it all depends on whether or not they display like this again.

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My cousins who are engineers on the oil rigs in Fort McMurray said the northern lights were amazing there too. Would love to see the lights someday...
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Outstanding, Ard!!!

Not only do you share something few have seen, but you compose a masterpiece (or two).

I commend you, sir.
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Stunning photos Ard, I'd love the oppurtunity to take a few shots of the lights someday myself. I always enjoy your photgraphy, keep them coming.
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It's always a pleasure to show something and get such wonderful replies! I'll be heading out soon but here's a few more pictures.........

















I have been cutting timber for next winters firewood and the tree tops keep the moose hanging around the yard.

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here's a time lapse from the other night...off Lake Superior. This guy follows the northern lights really well....very cool
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Wow! I cant do that! But that's pretty much what it looks like here. I tossed in a few moose to make up for it

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Superb pictures, Ard - many thanks for sharing some of your wonderful views in one of the last great wildernesses

Gotta come visit soon to have a look myself, and perhaps the odd cast or three


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Spectacular shots of the Aurora, Ard. Thank you. Must be amazing to see it so clearly- I've only seen the much more diffused view we have here occasionally.
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Amazing pics Ard! I've read that the recent solar flare was one of the biggest since they've been recording. In for alot more auroras!
Only seen them a couple of times, on fishing trips no less!
Thanks for sharing.
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awesome pics, Ard!
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Ard thanks for more great photos
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Great Shots Ard!
Thanks for posting them up!

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