Northern Light Road

Another one from last friday night. You would think you couldn't take a bad photo of the northern lights, you would think wrong. I have tons of horrible pictures of northern lights, I even have two of them with shooting stars clearly visible! Anyway, some tips for shooting the northern lights if you have them in your area:

 

1) Warm clothes, I mean it!

2) Tripod.

3) Brightest & widest lens you have.

4) Never go beyond 30seconds to avoid: a) startrail b) blurry smudgy northern lights. The shorter exposure time the better.

5) Highest ISO you and your camera can live with.

 

Zeiss F-Distagon 2.8/16 (Rollei QBM mount adapted to EF) - 15 seconds@f/2.8 , ISO3200 (distortion corrected)

 

PS. More aurora pics...

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Taken on October 8, 2010
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