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I know our Aurora's are not anything quite as spectacular as other parts of the world (aka Arild Heitmann territory) but it is a very rare occurence for us in the Northwest. I had rented a D-600 with the 14-24mm to capture some stars at Sparks Lake over the weekend and never having shot stars or use anything but an Olympus camera I consider this to be an extremely lucky shot. I was fumbling around in the dark cursing the menu system and trying to flip out the non-existent swivel lcd. "Where the hell is the manual focus button and how does anyone see what they are composing when it's pitch black outside" I mumbled to myself. Now I know why I never wanted to shoot stars in the first place. I was up since two a.m. , had worked a full day and was frustrated with not figuring out the menu system. I grabbed my gear and turned around thinking I would just go sleep a little till sunrise and I saw these streaking white lights dancing along the horizon. "No way" I gasped. I prayed a little prayer and pressed the button. "HOLY MACARONI" I screamed. I started jumping up and down and I yelled out, "does anyone see this"! There were at least 5 other photographers out there and later that morning I found out that Dene and Vinny were amongst the group. Can't believe that I got so lucky. Thanks for stoppin by :)

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