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Ribbons and Spikes

Day 278 of 365: "Ribbons and Spikes"


As my friends and I were about to leave our secret location last night, the northern lights decided to give us an encore performance which included all of its greatest hits.


This image was shot around 3 AM this morning as the aurora borealis started to really spike, break apart, create ribbons, and almost dance around. This image was shot with my wide angle lens and is two images stitched together to create the panoramic shot. The city glow off to the distance is Marinette, WI.


This is the second time I've shot the northern lights this year, and I have to say, I've never seen anything like this. I traveled about an hour from home to shoot this and waited patiently for about 6 hours for this to happen. It was all worth it.


What a show!



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Taken on July 15, 2012