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Aurora

Pictures of the northern lights.

If you want to try this, all you need is a SLR camera and a northern latitude. In theory you want a large aperature(low numbered f-stop) and long exposure (8-30 seconds have worked for me), although surrounding conditions can vary. It involves a lot of experimenting. Don't forget to set the focus to infinity. I use 800 speed film.

If anyone wants to buy me a really nice lens, I'm accepting donations.

UPDATE: I just got a tripod and a timer, so that should help - no more using rocks and logs.
REUPDATE: Busted my tripod, now I'm using several bags of pinto beans and a small ladder.
REREUPDATE: I now have a good tripod, but will be moving south for awhile.
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Jake
Jake
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House
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Self-portrait
Self-portrait