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Sergei July 31, 2015
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Sergei July 31, 2015
Fantastic rendition of this scene which is becoming familiar and is on my bucket list! Bravo,
 
kathyk_abq December 07, 2015
Incredible shot!
 
Jodie1991 December 11, 2015
This is by far one of my favorite photos!
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SueLeonardPhotography December 23, 2015
Thank you to everyone who either commented or voted for my photograph. I am so happy that I won a category. Thank you.
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nmalykh December 24, 2015
Excellent!
Could You specify the exact place? I would like to go there.
mrlarrys December 24, 2015
I beleive location is in the tags
 
mrlarrys December 24, 2015
Congratulations on your capture!
 
Dawkins01 January 20, 2016
Amazing!!!!!!
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TwoFires June 16, 2016
Wow... very beautiful! I absolutely love this shot. Great job!
 
Shellyb67 July 26, 2016
wow
 
offpin22 November 15, 2016
Beautifully done!!!
 
victorparada November 20, 2016
Incredible!!!!
 
Just-Agnes December 18, 2016
It almost looks surreal.
Great job.
 
Jbowersphotography February 16, 2017
Amazing well done
 
bigtrocks February 23, 2017
Iceland looks like a magical place to visit and take photos.
 
Fraserd March 14, 2017
Amazing
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MikeBoyle March 16, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
 
Tartanshots March 17, 2017
An amazing photo!
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RichardShore March 22, 2017
So much atmosphere in this image! Great work!
 
calduncan July 20, 2017
Stunning
 
Skcharlie August 09, 2017
Superb dramatic scene. Congratulations.
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Pachuco August 11, 2017
Simply wonderful and graced with beauty.
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FarhatM August 23, 2017
Incredible capture!! Absolutely love it !
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AngelLappmarkSe August 25, 2017
This is amazing. The northern lights, the clouds, the plane.... Impressiv.
 
amanavinash September 01, 2017
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Alwolfe September 08, 2017
Beautiful and I love seeing your entire gallery!

Derelict Dakota beneath the Aurora



Derelict Dakota beneath the Aurora Borealis in South Iceland
Derelict Dakota beneath the Aurora Borealis in South Iceland
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph back in March 2015 in Iceland.
Time
It was taken at night - a very cold night.
Lighting
The Aurora Borealis was an amazing sight. There was a full moon which lit up the surrounding landscape.
Equipment
Canon EOS5D MK III 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Inspiration
The amazing Aurora Borealis creating a surreal landscape.
Editing
Basic post-processing of the original RAW file.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mk iii, 24-105mm lens, 70 - 300 mm lens, set of Lee Filters (1, 2, 3 stop ND grads) and a Lee Big Stopper. Cleaning cloths, spare batteries, spare memory cards.
Feedback
To take a similar photograph people would without doubt need to use a tripod, they will also need to open their Aperture to the widest setting (mine was f/4). Set your shutter speed to approx 10 seconds and your ISO to 2000. Focus on the moon or something far away. If there isn't enough light to do that, then set your focus on infinity but back off a tiny bit. Take test shots and adjust your shutter speed and/or your ISO to obtain a good exposure. Don't forget it will be night time, so we are talking a 'take to the left' photo but do not lose details at the dark end of your histogram. If the Aurora is moving quickly and you want to capture a more frozen in time look, then try to get your shutter speed down to between 4 and 8 seconds - again, you might have to boost your ISO to obtain this shutter speed.

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