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Randitola
08-09-2013, 07:42 PM
WOw...it has been so long since I've posted here! During a relaxing long weekend visiting the grand-daughter (and her parents) I was able to get away after all were in bed. I'm really glad that I went out as I was rewarding with a beautiful light show...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3800/9473221053_c6d49cc5a2_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/9473221053/)
DSC_0038 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/9473221053/) by Randitola (http://www.flickr.com/people/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

Playing with my head lamp to create some contrast....

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/9473207011_6df5b7d854_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/9473207011/)
DSC_0080-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/9473207011/) by Randitola (http://www.flickr.com/people/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

And after a couple hours of aurora, i simply turned around and grabbed the other side of the sky...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/9473210965_f70fa1303f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/9473210965/)
DSC_0099 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/9473210965/) by Randitola (http://www.flickr.com/people/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
08-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Simply WOW!!!! #1 is gallery quality!!! Print, Frame, & Hang!!!

Matt K.
08-10-2013, 01:03 AM
Right on! Very nice set, indeed ... #1 for me for sure ...

Iguanasan
08-11-2013, 08:51 AM
A great set of night images, Randitola. I like them all! :thumbup:

Marko
08-11-2013, 10:07 AM
really cool set randitiola!

Hillbillygirl
08-11-2013, 10:28 PM
Love the whole set Randitola. Have to say I really like that Milky Way capture though.

JAS_Photo
08-11-2013, 11:22 PM
I'm with HBG! Love the Milky Way but all three are amazing. :)

Jim Scrimger
08-12-2013, 10:31 AM
A superb series of night images.

chrisflees
08-13-2013, 12:54 PM
I have to agree the entire set is awesome, my favorite is the first image.

Randitola
08-14-2013, 09:48 PM
Thanks all for the great comments. You are very encouraging and motivational!

Doug L
08-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Makes me want to get out soon under really dark and/or aurora - filled skies. Lovely image of the Milky way and it's Great Rift. Altair seems so bright I thought for a second I was looking at a planet. I do wish a bit more tree branches could have been included only because a novice skywatcher might get the impression that these are the tops of trees and that the image is presented sideways. Nice series!

Mad Aussie
08-15-2013, 05:19 PM
Such an amazing phenomenon ... very well captured!!