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This is a reedit of a shot that I took on valentines day 2015.
Two reasons for the re-edit, the first had some issues that didnt allow me to sell it on 500px and now also so it will fit my astroscape style a bit better.
I went up hiking up the mountain with my camping gear and camera gear which is like carrying a third of my own weight up the mountain, so takes a bit longer than the normal hike up here.
it was my first time to explore this area, and was wonderful to enjoy RAW nature, hearing the wistling of the breeze in the trees, twigs cracking, ice shifting, water trickling. and ever so often a bird of deer in the distance.
as for this shot it would have been a nicer composition to wait a couple hours for the milky way if I were to get an arch over the mountain however this which was around midnight was when there was the best northern lights.
this is also the first occassion where I witnessed yellow, orange and pink northern lights without other colors, and I find it very cool seeing these colors by themselves, which gives more of a feeling of fire from heaven. and passion to the photo.
fitting for valentines day right?
If i knew without a doubt that the ice was thick enough I would have Loved to go out to the rock that you see there and take a photo of me standing on it. or take photos out on the ice. however I knew it was not thick enough to support my weight and definitely not worth risking my life for.
This is another 180panorama
about 10 vertical tiles
To the far left you see orions belt while you don't see it here there was also pleiades and the small dipper in plain view,
two or three planets also in view,
some of the ones I find online are jupiter, venus, mars.
The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora."

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