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Number 2 by Trichardsen Number 2 by Trichardsen
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This is why I go up the mountain every day, and it makes things more fun when able to capture such cool shapes within the aurora.

Oh an may i add, it has been some heavy days lately, have to dress for standing still, which means when moving up a mountain with all the camera gear it is quite hard. :D
But it is all worth it for a shot like this, I am very proud of this cause I feel I was finaly able to capture the aurora where it speaks for itself with almost no foreground help. :)

For the post processing: contrast +30, clarity +32, lower by 300 temp to bring forth the stars, increased whites and blacks by a smidge, reduced the purple saturation a tad, lens correction.
Used hyperfocal distance to get everything in focus, so wasnt much need for sharpening really, but added some to it.

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Number 2 by *Trichardsen ( Suggested by Pharaoh-Ink and Featured by IsacGoulart )
Okay, there are so many things to say about this beautiful picture.

First off, The lights. They stand out so much in this picture! They make like a gradient kinda like picture. It looks almost like there's going to be some portal in the middle of the sky!

Second, The stars. It makes it look sparkly and it doesn't cover up the aurora. It kinda makes it pop out a little.

Last, the trees. The position of the trees look amazing! It doesn't really cover a lot of this picture but the trees look like the're trying to reach up for the aurora because of how it's so beautiful.

Your photography is amazing! I hope you keep taking more pictures for all of us on Deviantart!
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We live in a world where the most exciting thing we can see, usually, are neon club lights and skyscrapers. Because of the advancements of civilization, we often forget the raw beauty and power of nature.

People who have never heard of the aurora would probably gaze upon it and wonder, "How much equipment did they need for that?"

Truly stunning photo. I love the angle, and the lighting (of course) against the trees was excellent. Most importantly, I love how "back to earth" this made me feel, because lately I've been forgetting how pretty nature can be.

Continue doing what you're doing, it's stunning.
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Ivanlee11 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
MadcatNY Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)
Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
My pleasure:D (Big Grin) 
bluezndance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
i am in AWE looking at all your photos,  i only picked a few favorites but really they all are my favorites
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :wave:
FlowerCatGirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible!
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