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Green Tsunami | by Joe Rainbow
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Green Tsunami

A frozen Fjord in Northern Norway and an unpredictable display of Aurora. We spent many enjoyable hours hanging around on this long stretch of ice. At first we were really tentative as we walked on to the ice, not quite sure how thick it really was. Deep booming noises coming from it really don't help settle the jangling nerves either. After shooting for an hour or so, a huge cracking noise made Andy and I look at each other, both thinking the other had dropped their lens. Turned out the ice just wanted to warm our trousers :) As it happened the ice was thick enough to withstand plenty of running about on.


This shot is a hand blend of two shots. One to catch the detail in the sky and aurora, and a longer one at a narrower Aperture to get the fg in focus. A simple operation that helps keep the stars as pinpoints and adds some nice details in the Aurora.


I actually like the slight orange glow of light pollution in the distance as it adds some warmth. Pink and green always work well together. I also shot the whole thing as a vertorama so the file size stayed nice and big :)

If anyone has any tips for me on moving the metadata only from a Lightroom 3 catalogue on an external hard drive and pictures that I have now copied into my new imac hard drive, I would be very grateful. All pics there but metadata not. I can still access it from the external in the imacs catalogue. Any way of copying just the metadata?

Thanks for looking.


P.s. I am currently selling an 11 ink HP Designjet Z3200 ps Large Format printer. (up to 8m long prints at 44" width!) It is virtually new and unused. It is not actually mine unfortunately :( Please mail me for more info.


If you would like further information about the 1 to 1, and small group workshops I run in Cornwall, then please contact me through my website. Links to which are on my profile page.

With the Easter break fast approaching, it would be a perfect time to book! I am making 1 year workshop vouchers available too so you can choose the right time.


Canon 5D mkII

Canon 24mm f/1.4 (rented)

Sky shot at f/1.6 for 10 secs. iso 1600

Fg shot at f/4.0 for 69 secs iso 1600

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Taken on February 25, 2012