Arctic, Astronomy, City, Color Image, Digital Composite, Environment, Exploration
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'A Relief Party in Search of Sir John Franklin', 19th century, (1946). Creator: Unknown
'A Relief Party in Search of Sir John Franklin', 19th century, (1946). In 1845, John Franklin led a British expedition to find the Northwest Passage. After two years with no news of the expedition, rescuers set out to search for the missing men. Here sailors fight polar bears on Artic ice, with a tall ship in the distance. After a Baxter print, 'The Arctic Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin', in the National Trust collection at Peckover House, Cambridgeshire. From "British Polar Explorers", by Admiral Sir Edward Evans. [Collins, London, 1946]
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Painting The Sky With The Northern Lights
I was really determined to get some varying compositions during my chance to shoot the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, my fisheye lens showed some significant blur on almost all of my captures - that is, until the very last shutter click for the night. This one super-wide capture shows the Aurora Borealis reaching up into the sky from the bottom right and then stretching up across the sky to the top left, something I very much wanted to capture! And as the very last shot for the night, I couldn't be more pleased now to see that one of my fisheye captures was a success. And in the end, I was very happy with the dreamy feel of this one overall, with the combination of Northern Lights and starry skies. This 30 second long exposure image was captured from a peak above Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, Alaska. For the longest time, I considered a trip to Alaska to go see the Northern Lights as a distant dream, something that I was not even taking seriously. But with my having found my calling in Colorado night photography, I grew to realize this dream was serious. So with night sky authority, Dennis Mammana leading a trip up north of Fairbanks to capture the Aurora Borealis, I knew this was a great chance to learn and see what its all about. And boy am I glad I did!
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