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{Photography.29.578}: Coyote {coyote} Sun, 31 Dec 2006 14:24:53 CST (17 lines)

I copied this post from the Attachments topic so no one would miss it.
Thanks for the heads up, David!
And Happy New Year, as well, to you and yours :-)

{Photography.32.372}: David Burke {tualatin} Sun, 31 Dec 2006 02:20:39
PDT (10 lines)

The Northern Lights made an appearance over southern Norway last
week. See photo series from main Norwegian daily newspaper,
Aftenposten.

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/bildeserier/article1575745.ece

The mystical sense of well being one gets from witnessing this
marvelous phenomenon is good ground to start the new year with hope.

Happy New Year/Godt Nyttår!

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{Photography.29.579}: Donald Dozier {donaldpd} Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:24:45 CST (6 lines)

The first time we saw the lights we thought it was Judgement Day.
It was a strange phenomenon for sure.  Way ou in the boonies, no
news, no electricity even.  It was several days before the local
rags and radio stations had any information.  I later learned to
appreciate the rare beauty.  Now we can't see it at all from here.
Probably have to go at least near the Canadian border.

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{Photography.29.580}: David Burke {tualatin} Wed, 03 Jan 2007 16:12:32 CST (8 lines)

They've been seen as far south as Mexico City, but normally don't
drop further south than about 65 degrees N. I once saw them in
Portland, Oregon (46 degrees N), as a teenager. They were white. We
get em in Oslo area (about 61 degrees N) several times a year.
Usually a pale green, but once saw them bright red above the city.
You just got to be in the right place at the right time, or avidly
follow sites like University of Fairbanks, Alaska, that provide
solar storm forecasts.

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{Photography.29.581}: Curt McNamara {curtmc} Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:15:53 CST (HTML)


Attachment: RobertsSunsetJan.jpg (79K)

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{Photography.29.582}: Carol R Strand {crs1} Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:23:04 CST (1 line)

From my front porch and sidewalk a few days ago

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{Photography.29.583}: Carol R Strand {crs1} Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:24:14 CST (0 lines)


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{Photography.29.584}: Carol R Strand {crs1} Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:25:02 CST (0 lines)


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{Photography.29.585}: Carol R Strand {crs1} Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:26:37 CST (0 lines)


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{Photography.29.586}: Curt McNamara {curtmc} Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:40:56 CST (3 lines)

Ah! Love that last one especially.

                    Curt

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{Photography.29.587}: Curt McNamara {curtmc} Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:09:17 CST (HTML)

Another day, another lake sunset.

Curt

Attachment: CedarSunset.jpg (83K)

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{Photography.29.588}: Carol R Strand {crs1} Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:01:21 CST (1 line)

Oh, so yummy!

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{Photography.29.589}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 05:42:27 CST (HTML)

Sunrise at Squaw Lake RV park near Yuma, AZ


Attachment: sunrise_squaw_lake_copy.jpg (58K)

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{Photography.29.590}: Curt McNamara {curtmc} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:14:17 CST (3 lines)

Perfect! Love the symmetry and balance.

                            Curt

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{Photography.29.591}: {coyote} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:37:06 CST (0 lines)
{erased by coyote Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:37:39 CST}

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{Photography.29.592}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:37:57 CST (2 lines)

Nice rays, dude. Looks like the sun is filling up the lake with them.
See the warmth spreading toward you in the water?

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{Photography.29.593}: Myra {southsage} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 15:56:15 CST (HTML)

OK, my mouth totally dropped open on that one.

Niiiiiiice.

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{Photography.29.594}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 16:07:59 CST (5 lines)

Thanks, all.

I don't usually do sunsets and sunrises anymore, because let's face
it: If you've seen one sun, you've seen them all. Still, I thought
this one was OK.

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{Photography.29.595}: Curt McNamara {curtmc} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 22:15:52 CST (HTML)

Obviously not a fan of Sun Ra! We Cover the Spaceways ....

Curt


Attachment: LakeMichMoon.jpg (84K)

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{Photography.29.596}: Jenny Reiswig {jreiswig} Tue, 06 Feb 2007 23:39:29 CST (4 lines)

Whoa... how high up were you to take that one?
Beautiful sunrise, TJ. You really nailed the exposure - nothing's
blown out, but the foreground isn't all dark and silhouetted either.
Nice one!

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{Photography.29.597}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Wed, 07 Feb 2007 21:05:47 CST (HTML)

"...nothing's blown out, but the foreground isn't all dark and silhouetted either."

Yeah, ain't digital photography great?

A 16-bit image contains a lot more data than meets the eye of the film camera. For a very long time, photographers have combined more than one exposure in a composite image that appears more like what one would have experienced in person.

That is, the eye has a much greater range of shadow and highlight than any film, so most people were forced to "expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights," and hope for the best. Now, however, we can expose carefully and by simply manipulating the luminosity curves, get much closer to the image that we saw with our eyes without all the hours of darkroom work that went into making composites. It's not a trick, not a lie, it's just a more accurate rendition of a scene than was possible given the limitations of film. You just have to bring it out in the digital development.

Best wishes.

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{Photography.29.598}: Curt McNamara {curtmc} Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:24:12 CST (HTML)


Attachment: CedarFebClouds.jpg (87K)

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{Photography.29.599}: Carol R Strand {crs1} Fri, 23 Feb 2007 22:17:29 CST (4 lines)

I'm a huge fan of fine sunset/sunrise pictures -- they're not all the
same at all.  And TJ -- yours up there is one of the best.  Not
taking away at all from the wonderful picture just above my post, but
I adore that picture.

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{Photography.29.600}: Paddrick Mackin {paddrick} Fri, 23 Feb 2007 22:33:19 CST (6 lines)

Masters of the Sky!

T.J. - squaw lake sunrise
Curt - lake mich moon

Very inspiring to me.

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{Photography.29.601}: Alex {alex} Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:22:26 CDT (HTML)

Some recent skyscapes from SE Iowa.

The recent lunar eclipse:

Obviously, not a great shot, but it captured the event, nonetheless. I probably could have taken a better shot if I'd used a tripod, and I actually knew how to use all the myriad technical features of this camera (Canon S3IS).

A beautiful sunrise last Friday (the rest of the day was overcast and rainy):


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{Photography.29.602}: Coyote {coyote} Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:11:31 CDT (3 lines)

Holy cow, those are awesome, Alex!

I have an S3 IS, too. I might be able to answer a few questions.

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