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Northern Lights
Northern Lights
Taken north of Reykjavik, Iceland on November 7, 2013, at approximately 11pm.

To see the Northern Lights dance is an unforgettable, lifetime experience!

30sec exposure at f/4.5, ISO 400, 24mm on 24-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens.

Tim Poitevin

 
 
 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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AMAZING capture and to see this live must be such a wonderful sight, Tim. CONGRATZ and good luck!!

UB.


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December 31, 2013

 

Tim Poitevin
  Thanks so much, Usman! It was an amazing event to see in person, for sure. I did virtually no editing to this photo (save for some contrast adjustments), which goes to show the natural beauty that is Iceland.

Furthermore, despite the 30-sec exposure, there are virtually no star trails. In Seattle, where I live, you can only take an 8-sec exposure before you get trails. However, because Iceland is so close to the Arctic Circle, and therefore True North, you can get away with 30-sec exposures with minimal star trails -- something I had not anticipated but turned out to be a happy coincidence.

Whether I win or not, I hope this inspires people to visit Iceland, see the Northern Lights in all their beauty, and take in the wonder that is Mother Nature.


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December 31, 2013

 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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  CONGRATZ on striking First Place Gold, Tim. Goes to show that the Judges have approved your suggestion for us to go and visit this wonderful place!!!

UB.


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January 01, 2014

 

Liz blahh
  Woo-Hoo...Congratulations on your GOLD!


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January 01, 2014

 

Michelle Alton
  Unquestionably the most dramatic and luscious photo of the Aurora that I have ever seen. Kudos and major congratulations on the first place winner!


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January 01, 2014

 

Dennis Behm
  Congratulations, Tim!


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January 01, 2014

 
- Nikki McDonald

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  Beautiful and dramatic - that tiny glimpse of Reykjavik is genius. Congratulations on the first place win.


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January 01, 2014

 
- Martha R. Mazon

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  Wow! Fantastic!


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January 01, 2014

 
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  Huge congrats on a fabulous winner!!


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January 01, 2014

 
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  Congratulations on first place , and have a happy new year , must have been a sight to see this amazing light , I like the stars here as they are too .


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January 01, 2014

 

Graeme yew Chow
  Fantastic winner ! deserved.


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January 02, 2014

 
- Katherine Kuhn

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  Spectacular image & awesome 1st place! Looks like a green tornado!


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January 03, 2014

 

Angie M. Davis
  Wow!!! Congratulations on this amazing winner!!


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January 03, 2014

 
- Rosemary Sampson

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  Wonderful photo! I am going to Iceland in March. Hope to see this!


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January 06, 2014

 

Tim Poitevin
  Thank you all so much for your kind comments and congratulations. I've always wanted to win a BetterPhoto contest, and consider myself very lucky to have come out on top when the competition is always so very tough.

If you ever get to see the Northern Lights (or Iceland), don't hesitate for a second!


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January 08, 2014

 

Merna L. Nobile
 

I recently opened my e-mail and found an announcement from Better Photo that the month of November award winners were basking in the glory of finding their name beside their beautiful entry. CONGRATULATIONS!


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January 14, 2014

 
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