I really wasn't going to upload this one. I just put it on my flickr because..well I'm a little more conservative on DA..I guess? I only post the ones I'm somewhat proud of. Not that I'm not proud of every shot I suppose, in some way..But I definitely don't post everything here. I have tons of random handhelds and stuff that I plan to upload to scraps just to see what people think.
Anyway, this photo has some grain that annoys me, as do some of my others. My own fault for shooting at ridiculous ISO's. I plan on toning it down a bit in future shots.
What I do like about this one is Jupiter, a very bright "star" obscured a bit by the lower curtains of aurora, above the dark cloud on the treeline. Scientists and Astronomers say that Jupiter is in a way the giant guardian for Earth. Its immense gravity often sucks in and flings away giant asteroids and comets, some of which could be on collision courses with Earth. Of course, it could never stop everything, but nonetheless, it reduces the chances of widespread destruction here. Thanks, Jupiter. You can keep your Emerald City...you earned it.
Anyway, enjoy, download, tear apart, critique, gimme your thoughts! I give photos for thoughts instead of pennies.