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Return of Dark Skies by Thomas-Koidhis Return of Dark Skies by Thomas-Koidhis
Found my way to the granite of the Slave to celebrate the transition back to dark skies. Not fully celebrating the temperature drop, of course =P

Might post a few more from this night. I managed to get some HD video of the auroral effects of the most recent solar material ejection, but the video disappeared. I would describe the peak activity of this solar storm as frightening.

I've been awed viewing aurora for a long time as many have, but I've never been...afraid until this night. There was activity overhead that was so intense and bright and so fast that I wondered for a moment whether the particle streams were about to tear the sky to pieces. I think that's very unlikely, but the power of what was happening above me coaxed out some primal fear...Just when you think you've seen it all.
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:iconboxingfoxx:
Your photos stir some wonder in me..I love that feeling. It is awe inspiring to see them, thank you for sharing beauty.

Faith
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youngyeller Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. :)
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Moontessa Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a landscape from another world, really great)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thank you! Sorry for taking over a month to get back to you
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Moontessa May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, you are welcome :)
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:icontherealshelob:
Your photography is stunning:heart: It has always been a dream of mine to photograph the aurora borealis. Please tell me where this was taken, what time of the year & what lens you used.
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
This was taken on the Slave River, in August, on a Tokina 11-16 2.8. Thanks so much!
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:icontherealshelob:
Thank you. Again, magnificent photography capturing!:winner:
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Much appreciated. And you have a great christmas :)
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