Straumur Aurora

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Yes, you guessed it right, this is Straumur.
No, I was not out there again, this is a shot from couple of weeks ago, last time the Aurora was active.

This shot was experimental in the way to shoot a HDR scene without using multiple exposures. The artificial lights on the house was way to strong compared to the Aurora and the foreground light. I therefore placed my finger infront of the lens blocking the house. I moved the finger abit up and down to create softer edges and finally I pulled my finger away couple of seconds before the shutter closed. Vola, the high dynamic scene was contained within a single exposure.

The remains of my finger can be seen as the sky is much darker above the house than on other parts of the image. Actually it took a few tries to get it right. In the -15°C my finger got pretty frozen but it was worth it.

Hrönn Thorarensen (NinnaK), and 303 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Bill Ratcliffe 56 months ago | reply

    This is spectacular...great shot!

  2. davic 55 months ago | reply

    fantastic composition

  3. Tim Vollmer Photography 55 months ago | reply

    great capture :-)

    We would be honor to have this photo in
    Iceland award group

    Iceland award
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    2 photos each day

  4. Mary Joe_zz 53 months ago | reply

    lOVELY, Thanks.

  5. belthelem 52 months ago | reply

    Excellent work!

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  6. JitenderChamoli 51 months ago | reply

    Gr8 photography...

  7. Sæmi 51 months ago | reply

    Veit ekki hvort þú veist af því en myndirnar þínar eru notaðar í grein á Digital-Photography-School

  8. aasekri 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture!

  9. Marinyu.. 51 months ago | reply

    this big experience for us , but was worth it .

  10. KoRWoR 50 months ago | reply

    I love this world. Thank you for your work and showing them to the world..

  11. Jordan Lye 49 months ago | reply

    still slowly exploring your image and enjoy everyone of it

  12. Raka18 42 months ago | reply

    Outstanding :)

  13. mbr100863 41 months ago | reply

    Wow! Spectacular shot

  14. Tom Mrt 41 months ago | reply

    Excellent! A fav!

  15. maska_29 41 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot!

  16. papdineagi 37 months ago | reply

    It's fantastic!

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