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Dimensions7213 x 4586
Original file size19 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-May-14 22:38
Date modified2-Jun-14 17:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length26 mm
Focal length (35mm)26 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Airglow over Nickel Plate Lake

Airglow over Nickel Plate Lake

Pro photographer, Caillum Smith, took a group of us to Nickel Plate Lake for a night-photography session. We were hoping to photograph the meteor shower and perhaps witness Northern Lights. Neither materialized. About 11 pm I pointed my camera to the SE and took a shot but was disappointed that the sky came out green. I thought I must have changed my settings somehow but couldn't figure out how that would have happened. I tried to get rid of the green by changing the white balance and other settings but to no avail. I asked Caillum about the problem and he thought this was an atmospheric phenomenon called "airglow". Never heard of it. He showed me some pictures off the internet and so I learned something new that night. It was interesting to read about it the next day on the internet.