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In Awe



Standing under the lights in northern Canada is unlike any experience around. It completely takes you and shocks you with it's stunning beauty....
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Standing under the lights in northern Canada is unlike any experience around. It completely takes you and shocks you with it's stunning beauty.
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Green Objects Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Coats And Jackets Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Where Is The Face Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 20 class
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Winter Fashion Licensing ProjectTop 20 class
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Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
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Into The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
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6 Comments | Report
jackhall_9918 PRO+
 
jackhall_9918 February 24, 2017
I have to ask- did you take the green parka just for this photo, or did you change the color in post production? the color match really helps the shot. Super Job!
Hannah_photography
 
Hannah_photography December 31, 2018
Wow, very nice shot. Love northern lights and snow pics
PhotographybyTessa
 
PhotographybyTessa October 26, 2019
Great photo 👏🏼
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady November 11, 2019
Outstanding what a shot
Gooddoggy1 PRO+
 
Gooddoggy1 January 01, 2020
i love this!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 11, 2020
Breathtaking capture. Congratulations.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo out at one of our provincial parks up north in Cold Lake. It was a wildly cold night and I had just finished a hockey game and managed to forget to put socks on in my rush to get out shooting. My ankles were very frozen in this photo.
Time
I remember watching the northern light in the bus on the way home from the game. I would've got back close to midnight so I would image this shot was taken around 1-2am!
Lighting
Yes! I had been planning this shot for a couple months, but needed a night with a full moon and extra bright northern lights. I wanted the whole foreground to be lit, but I also didn't want the northern lights to be washed out. This was a stroke of luck to have a night with a largely full moon and kp6 northern lights.
Equipment
This shot used a Canon 70D, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens and Mefoto globetrotter tripod.
Inspiration
The emotion I wanted to portray was awe or wonder. Living in an area where I get to see the northern lights so often is a real blessing and I wanted to share that feeling with those that saw the image. I wanted people to feel like they could be that person in the image, standing in the snow, looking up at the incredible show mother nature is sharing.
Editing
Very little. I used Lightroom to fix up some WB correcting, sharpen the edges and upped the contrast a bit.
In my camera bag
Back then I didn't even have a bag, just a camera, 2 lenses and a tripod. But now I always make sure to bring a full landscape kit, which for me means, an ultrawide lens, a fast wide angle lens, a sturdy tripod, full set of ND and polarized filters, a remote trigger and lots of snacks!
Feedback
The big reason I chose this photo out of the others from the night was the use of the light in front of me. I was playing around with ways to separate myself and make the green jacket pop. The light made a very clear distinction of foreground and background.

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