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Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 20 class
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
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Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 20 class week 1
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
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Nightscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Contemplating The Aurora Photo ContestTop 10 class
Contemplating The Aurora Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
New User Photo of the Week Photo Contest Vol 80 Top 20 class

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken just north of Skibotn, Norway looking west over the fjord.
Time
The sun sets in Feb. around 3p.m. in Tromso. This photo was taken at about 7p.m.
Lighting
The lights acrost the fjord (low pressure sodium lights) gave the surrounding mountains and low clouds a very surreal orange glow.
Equipment
The camera used is a Canon 6D with a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens. I use a MeFoto Globetrotter tripod and a manual bulb.
Inspiration
This was a trip just to hunt the aurora. We've never seen it other than pics and movies and wanted to see it for ourselves.
Editing
Post processing was done entirely through Lightroom. Slight adjustments to whitebalance , contrast and clarity. The 6D has a fantastic full frame sensor for shooting low light with very little noise.
In my camera bag
I keep it simple; 2 extra batteries, about a dozen SD chips, the 14mm Rokinon and a 24-105 F/4 canon lens, manual bulb and my tripod.
Feedback
You have to experiment with ISO, exposure times, and take as many pics as possible. Above all else don't forget to get your eye out of the camera and ACTUALLY ENJOY THE MOMENT.

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