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Old 03-17-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Here's a few from the Kuskokwim...













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Old 07-07-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: State Fire and Ice
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Beautiful!
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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Love the above photos. Haven't uploaded photos to this site before, so giving it a shot.

The following are from two lovely Auroras on 2/6-7 and 2/7-8/2012, taken from my 'home away from home' on Cleary Summit.

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Nice job Jan. Finding the sweet spot focus on the lens is my biggest trouble. It's so far and in between shooting northern lights I keep forgetting where to set the focus. I'm almost tempted to make some sort of mark on the lens so I can find the spot easier than shoot and check shoot and check. You got some nice red color tho!
Your lens should have a mark on the barrel. Most times this mark is a dash or line (while color), so all you have to do is to focus manually so that the mark and infinite sign (∞) are aligned. But you must have a small flashlight to see, of course.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I've noticed on one lens the infinity center is out od focus just a tad.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: At the end of the road
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I found on my lens that it focused to bit short of the infinity mark. I went out and focused on something far away and memorized the spot before heading out. I have heard of some people taping their lens in place before going to shoot the lights. It probably is a lot more polite than turning on your headlamp every few minutes to check the spot, which is what I did one time.

This was my best shot of the year, though not the best copy since I grabbed it from my FB album and then re-uploaded to photobucket. I don't have my portable hard drive handy this morning.



And this one had a face in it!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: At the end of the road
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And you can tell when I started watermarking my pics. It was after I found the top photo on someone's profile on FB.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Luna, love that top photo.

Taking note of the lens information discussed here.

I've noticed a lot of folks are copyrighting photos and while by no means a professional photographer, I've wondered about doing that; just never know where things are going to end up on the internet. Hadn't thought of watermarking.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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It's that time of year...

Aurora Forecast | Geophysical Institute
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:33 AM
 
Location: alaska
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It's that time of year...

Aurora Forecast | Geophysical Institute
yep, just seen a decent light show here in the valley. First one of the season!!!!!!!!!!!
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