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Thanks. Just learned to use this new camera this summer. It has absolutely nothing automatic on it lol. So this is the first time I had more then a few minutes of lights to practice on.
Just learned to use this new camera this summer. It has absolutely nothing automatic on it lol.
A photographer after my own heart.
Gad I hate those new cars that parallel-park themselves.
Cool. What do you have. This is a Nikkon D200. I was originally a Canon girl but my best friend gave this one to me as it was sitting in the back of her gear closet since she has moved up several stages...
Very cool and beautiful shots! I love that stars can be seen along with the aurora.
Tell us more about your gear, set-up, etc.: What kind of camera? Anything special in terms of settings, e.g. ISO, RAW/JPEG, HDR? Tripod or hand-held? What time of day were they shot (I realize you're on the dark side of the calendar now.)? Any post-shooting digital enhancements?
Just very curious. I've never had the opportunity to shoot the Northern Lights.
Ohhh yay. Let's see. It's a Nikkon D200. I was using my Sigma 20mm 1.8 wide angle lens. I wasn't shooting in RAW because I don't do post processing other then decreasing size for internet viewing and putting my name on it. I was changing my settings around a bit but I think most of these were ISO 640, F1.7, 15 second exposure. You have to use a tripod to photograph the northern lights due to the long exposure. All of these were taken between 12:30 and 2:30 am. I actually took 114 shots as I was going to make a time lapse video similar to this one that I made last winter. But they were SOOOO bright I ended up with a lot of them over exposed. I'm still learning to use this all manual camera. You have to use manual settings for the auroras but wow. I've got lots more from my previous Canon but I only JUST got the wide angle lens for it when I was gifted this whole set up with the caveat that I LEARN to use it lol.
AAAAAA! Love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
PS I've stolen all of those pictures!! Thanks again! They make me happy!
Just don't post them online. If you want to share then that way, I'll give you directions on how to do so. Thanks.
What do you have. This is a Nikkon D200. I was originally a Canon girl but my best friend gave this one to me as it was sitting in the back of her gear closet since she has moved up several stages...
I'm using a little Canon automatic lately, still the first automatic and the first digital I've ever had. It does a good job most of the time, but it takes some study to figure out how to override it.
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