Magnetospheric Magnificence

Uploaded: December 07, 2003

Description

A brilliant moon lit up the countryside while the Aurora lit up the ionosphere. Three 15 sec. exposures stitched.

Comments

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe December 07, 2003

Here's a larger version for those with a higher res monitor. #79508

Susana Matos December 07, 2003

This should be the winner of this mounth!!
I´ve hardly seen, lately, a photo that makes me stare at it, thinking HOW GORGEOUS,How could he get such a terrific image!!!!
This is UNFIRGETTEABLE!
Regards from POrtugal, Su

PS- do you know when the new sony will be commercialized? #291136

Colette M. Metcalf December 07, 2003

Beautiful, Gary!! #291140

June Marie Sobrito December 07, 2003

Stunning! #291143

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe December 07, 2003

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #291164

Kathleen Clemons December 07, 2003

Another WOW, Gary!!! #291188

December 07, 2003

and another wow gary!!!Love that green! #291273

Murry Grigsby December 07, 2003

Wonderful sight and pano image, Gary!! What an incredible combo of studio lights you have at your disposal :0) Well done! #291286

William C. Raco level-classic December 07, 2003

This is the most impressive aurora photo I have ever seen.
Outstanding color and panorama.
I'll wish you luck in the contest, but I don't think you'll need it.

bill #291362

Charlene Bayerle December 07, 2003

Magnificent Gary!!! I think winner too!!! #291403

Heather L. Jacks December 07, 2003

magnificent... a masterpiece #291447

Darren K. Fisher December 07, 2003

WOW Gary this is breathtaking. I love the color you have captured of the Norhtern lights. Along witht the city lights and detail in the mountains. Outstanding job!!!! #291600

Susie Peek-Swint December 07, 2003

Everyone's said it all so I'll just say fantastic Gary.. we'll definitely see this one again!! #291634

Theresa McCloskey December 07, 2003

awesome :-) #291652

Ellen Peach level-classic December 07, 2003

All I can add is another....WOW!!! #291672

Carol Brill December 07, 2003

Extraordinary image, Gary, the clarity, colors, light, detail...remarkable in every respect!!!! (great alliterative title, too!) #292030

December 07, 2003

MAGNIFACENT WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #292061

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe December 12, 2003

Thank you, everyone, for all your great comments! It's a nice reward for the 4 hours of standing in the gusting winds with a chill factor of approx. -20°F that it took to get this pano. The lights were on and off as was the wind, but not at the same time. I was just about to give it up when the opportunity arose at 2:00AM. The display was strong and the wind slowed enough to get 3 long exposures in succession without vibration of the camera. It was a good thing I got a great picture, because it helped justify my long & late absence, as my wife was very upset because she couldn't sleep due to her worrying about me and had to get up early in the morning. I was forgiven after showing her the photo :-) #292903

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe December 12, 2003

Thank you, everyone, for all your great comments! It's a nice reward for the 4 hours of standing in the gusting winds with a chill factor of approx. -20°F that it took to get this pano. The lights were on and off as was the wind, but not at the same time. I was just about to give it up when the opportunity arose at 2:00AM. The display was strong and the wind slowed enough to get 3 long exposures in succession without vibration of the camera. It was a good thing I got a great picture, because it helped justify my long & late absence, as my wife was very upset because she couldn't sleep due to her worrying about me and had to get up early in the morning. I was forgiven after showing her the photo :-) #292907

Susana Matos December 12, 2003

Well, it was really worthy!! But I can understand your wife, because 2 am outside with such a cold weather!!!!!
This is an unforgetteable picture!
Cheers from Portugal, Su
#293280

Sam M. Strgacich December 12, 2003

Yet another WOW! And been there, done that with the wife. Show her all these WOWs and let her know we appreciate her patience with your art. #293336

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe December 12, 2003

Two comments from Portugal on one photo!! I'm truly flattered :-) Thank you for the kind words, Susana!

Sam, Thanks for the WOW ;-) I'll definitely relay the message. I need all the points I can get in case the lights show up again! #293428

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe January 15, 2004

A sure winner of all Gary!! Bravisimo!! Viveca. #331725

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe January 15, 2004

Congrats, Gary!! #331923

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 15, 2004

A winner all over the place!! Congratuations on a maginificent image! #332098

Ronald Balthazor January 15, 2004

Congratulations, Gary. Outstanding (no pun intended). #332819

Kathleen Clemons January 15, 2004

No surprise seeing this one in the finals, Gary. It's just stunning. Congrats to you! #333006

Carol Brill January 15, 2004

Gary, great to see this brilliant image again, congratulations and best of luck to you! #333323

Murry Grigsby January 15, 2004

Congrats on this super finalist Gary and good luck!! #333352

Jill Battaglia January 15, 2004

I'll just add my WOW to the rest! :-) #334160

Thomas Ehlers January 15, 2004

Gary, Congrats on a terrific Photo and Finalist!!!!! #334364

William C. Raco level-classic January 15, 2004

I already told you this was a winner.
I'll be shocked if it isn't.
Congratulations,

bill #334393

Barbara K. Breitsameter January 15, 2004

Fantastic shot Gary. This one is a winner! #334502

Gene Spears January 15, 2004

totally awesome!! congratulations Gary! #334540

Evy Johansen level-classic January 15, 2004

Many congratulations, Gary - and the best of luck with this wonderful image! #334646

Murry Grigsby January 16, 2004

Congrats on a great image and win Gary!! #335787

Grayce Pedulla Dillon January 16, 2004

Hi Gary,
Congratulations. Another beauty by you. Keep up the great work.
Grayce (from MCC) #335974

Graham Theobald January 16, 2004

WOW !!.A truly fantastic photo.well done gary. #336056

Jean Papo January 16, 2004

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Gary! This is awesome! Well deserved! #336077

William C. Raco level-classic January 16, 2004

I knew this would win, Gary.
Thought it would be even higher.
Congratulations,

bill #336124

Susan T. Evans level-classic January 16, 2004

Congrats Gary on your win, awesome shot!!! #336132

Paul Conlan January 16, 2004

A wonderful image Gary. Makes me wish I could have been there myself. If we only had the Aurora in Georgia!! #336278

GARY L. ROHRBAUGH level-deluxe January 16, 2004

Congrats on a great image! #336375

Theresa McCloskey January 16, 2004

Congratulations Gary :-) #336405

Susie Peek-Swint January 16, 2004

Many congrats on this one Gary -- it's such a beautiful shot!! #336409

RICKY RIDDLE January 16, 2004

Congrats Gary Excellent Photo. #336474

Gary W. Lake January 16, 2004

Gary - I've commented on this photo elsewhere where it was also a winner. I think that this is as good a photo as I've seen - anywhere. Congrats on a much-deserved - and hard earned 8^) - win! #336542

Evy Johansen level-classic January 16, 2004

Many congrats on your Second Place win, Gary! Well derserved!!! #336626

Peggy Wolff January 16, 2004

Too funny! I opened up this photo and said a loud, "WOW!" Then I read all the comments and all the "WOW"S" and it just made me laugh louder and louder. This is a truly amazing photograph! This obviously took as much skill as it did patience, you should be very proud. #336658

Robert Mann level-classic January 16, 2004

Spectacular image, Gary! COngrats with all your successes with it here and Best of the Month at Best Foto, just to name a few! RoB #336731

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe January 17, 2004

Gary, this is a most amazing photo, to me winner of all. So I most humble want to express my honor of sharing the winners page with you . Your friend, Viveca. #336993

Colette M. Metcalf January 17, 2004

Congrats to you, Gary!! #337468

Warren Ishii January 17, 2004

One of my favorite images of the month. Great work Gary! #337752

clifton Mair January 18, 2004

Gary, tremendous work! Very beautiful! I hope your selling this as a huge print :) Congrats on your win! #338151

Ronald Balthazor January 18, 2004

Powerful work, Gary. Congratulations on the win. #338337

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe January 19, 2004

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful congratulations and comments! I was on a business trip to Anchorage and got stuck there for the whole week due to high winds at Valdez, then contracted a nasty case of the flu the day I returned so I didn't find out about my win till today. I am very grateful for the continuous support and encouragement that I receive from all of you and would like to apologize for not being an active participant the last few months. I know I have missed the opportunity to view and comment on many great photos from each of you which makes it feel very one sided. I hope the situation improves shortly as the real pleasure of this site, for me, is the friendly communication and sharing. The people at betterphoto are the real prize, and one that every contestant gets to win! :-) #339498

Cathy Barrows January 21, 2004

Congrats! it is truly wonderful #342107

Kathleen R. Struckle January 21, 2004

Congrat's on your win. Well deserved! Kathy S. #342322

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe January 23, 2004

Thank you very much, Cathy & Kathy :-) #345589

Rick Joyce January 26, 2004

This photo (as well as "Thompson Pass") continues to astound me !

RJ #349632

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe January 27, 2004

Rick; If you could have seen either scene with your own eyes you would see that I failed to do them justice, but I'm very glad you enjoyed my attempt :-) Thank you for your kind comment! #349659

Susana Matos February 01, 2004

you know i´m a fan of your work!! But, i´m not the only one..... long list of comments here!!
For me this is the truly first prize of the month! Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal, Su #356363

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe February 01, 2004

First Prize from Portugal!! I am truly honored! Thank you very much, Susana ;-) #357785

Susana Matos November 15, 2004

well, here I am again!!!! This is the second "fall in love´photo" of yours!!!! Is there any possibility you chose two of mine????....
I would look at them dreaming about maybe someday going to visit Alaska!!!
Regards from Ponte de Lima, Su #910145

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe November 16, 2004

Not a problem, Su :-) I just received an order for two prints of this one this morning so I'll just print a third for you. I'll browse your gallery and make a couple of choices within the next couple days.

Best regards from Valdez, Gary #915090

Sandra Freyler September 25, 2005

This image is perfect in every way! Awesome work! #1882675

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 25, 2005

Thanks, Sandra, for your comment and for visiting my gallery :-) #1883553

Matt Quaid February 10, 2008

Gary, this is awesome, I don't do northern lights shots, but I know how hard it is to get a shot like this, great job. #5475210

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe February 10, 2008

Thanks Matt! This one was particularly difficult because of the conditions but perseverence does pay off :-) #5475223

Chris Schlosser February 05, 2011

This is so beautiful, Gary! I have never seen anything like it! STUNNING! #9215351

Brenda Novar level-classic September 01, 2017

Very....awesome! #11635893

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