Third photo of Northern Light pictures series from Yellowknife.
This shot was taken on The Ingraham Trail.
This trail is only about 70 km long, yet within that short distance there is crammed a wealth of recreational features that will bring you back time and again, during each of the seasons of the year.
Any comments welcome!
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kmarscher (2887) 2006-02-16 21:13
I'm sure you'll get many points on this spectacular view of the Northern Lights. To see this would be a dream come true. Thanks so much for posting and making this image real.
Fabulous composition where the lights move in opposition to the curve of the roadway. Do the colors of the lights change during the course of the evening? The greens shown here are compelling.
DownUnder (1177) 2006-02-16 21:50
Hi David, it looks surreal, green and blue mixed so nicely, I was wondering what those bright dots in the sky are, stars?.. well done
Janice (4403) 2006-02-16 21:53
I have heard of these wonderful lights in the sky. What a super capture you show us David - excellent, TFS
brajesh (192) 2006-02-17 0:02
Hi David, I've always wondered what the Northern Lights look like, thanks for showing me and well done!
denjoe (22) 2006-02-17 0:07
Sensational photo!! The composition and colors are terrific.
vapours (8264) 2006-02-17 0:37
Wow what a simply amazing shot. The lights in the sky are just fantastic.
Just a shame that the horizon is on an angle though
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-02-17 0:51
Great capture. Very beautiful. Do you any without the road in the photo?
jjcordier (73182) 2006-02-17 1:21
Enorme! La composition de celle-ci est encore meilleure que la précédente. J'aime en plus le parallèle entre les sinuosités de la route et de l'aurore boréale dans le ciel
Bravo.. quelle chance tu as de contempler ce phénomène;c'est un rêve pour moi qui adore l'astronomie et tous les phénomènes se passant dans le ciel.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2006-02-17 1:54
Wow, what a catch! Beautiful view and well exposed. I like the inclusion of the road and snowy hills and trees. I think that makes a more interesting picture than just the sky. I just feel a bit 'unstable' with the tilted horizon...
koray (607) 2006-02-17 2:28
some focus problem. i wish see that
rtome (638) 2006-02-17 2:35
Superbe shot of this phenomenon. TFS.
cakmaka (445) 2006-02-17 2:59
Amazing photo.Very nice colours and good composition.
donluicu (24718) 2006-02-17 3:10
this would have been an outstndiong picture if the horizon was straight!!!
ok, ok, it's an outstanding picture anyway...well done
keanfan (696) 2006-02-17 3:52
Fantastic colors, rare view. Well done Dave.
draco (1355) 2006-02-17 5:00
Wow......amazing color and shape of the light, great work!!!
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-02-17 6:16
A nice picture with great colors, from the lights and the stars.
tjanze (5674) 2006-02-17 7:42
I have comment.Woow!
Maybe is too much light on photo,becaouse of 30 seconds exposure time.It is beautiful shot,but it looks like daylight photo.Night have one`s own magic.
didcreole (962) 2006-02-17 12:11
Incredible shot, very good capture of this strange phenomenon. Unfortunatly the horizon is tilted.
JohnTurton (773) 2006-02-17 12:29
Wow! Fantastic colours and well composed.
A fabulous image. Well done.
leonine53 (2850) 2006-02-17 14:53
Je découvre avec grand plaisir tes magnifiques photos de ces aurores..tu as vraiment de la chance d'en voir si souvent, surtout des si grandes et si colorées , en plus il n'a pas l'air de fait nuit!
Est-ce que tu as un trépied ? et quels réglages fais-tu? stpl?
J'habite au sud de Montréal (en campagne) et il m'arrive d'en voir aussi (rarement mais j'adore)
Très bon cadrage et couleurs magnifiques.
Bravo / Marlyse ;-))
bkester (762) 2006-02-18 2:06
this is a fantastic shot, magical, unreal, more so since you can see daylight and stars at the same time. the northern light stands out perfectly against the dark blue background and the white landscape. amazing shot!
plimrn (21344) 2006-02-18 6:38
I have been enjoying your Yellowknife series so much. It sounds like you are enjoying yourself there as well. Uncle Carl worked there as a mining engineer for years, I have some great old photos he took with his little B&W camera.
dsidwell (9771) 2006-02-20 9:59
I love all of your northern light shots, David. This one is particularly fine because of the leading lines created by the road. Nicely done, sir!
Dawu (113) 2006-02-21 20:36
Fantastic. Great idea to match the curve of the Northern Lights with that of the road.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-03-05 17:05
Impressive and graphical picture, David! What an amazing effect you got here, the northern lights and a vivid blue skies! Interestingly, you didnt got any lines of the stars! The winding road combines magnificently with the curves of the northern lights, and the stars add a nocturnal touch to this "day" shot...Well done! How did you know what was the exact exposure?
GLEM (3004) 2006-08-12 18:58
c'est un spectacle auquel nous ne sommes pas habitué, effectivement cela fait son effet. Cela fait penser aux fantômes :)
lu_muratori (618) 2007-02-17 19:37
Wow`David, this is surreal. I had heard of the Northern Lights but had never actually seen it. This is one of the things I love about TE.
Your choice of POV was very good,
delpeoples (52443) 2009-05-16 21:00
HI David, I was just looking at the theme Aurora Borealis and came upon this beauty. Wow, is all I can say. I know it's not constructive in any way, but you need to be congratulated. Best regards, Lisa.
- Copyright: David YS Chan (YSC) (433)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3-4.5 G ED (kit lens)
- Exposure: f/3.5, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aurora Borealis, brevbrev14 fav. 2007, Natural Phenomena [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-16 21:08
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