Aurora Borealis & Planet Venus Over the Frozen Hudson Bay

Posted by David Kakuktinniq on Fri Mar 31, 2023 1:23 pm

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Taken outside of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut on April 5, 2020
Nikon D7500 | Sigma 18-35mm f1.8
ISO 800 | 18mm | 4 sec. | f2.8
Image captured at a near by island, approx. 7.5 kilometers from town. Getting to the destination included driving snowmobile on the frozen Hudson Bay for roughly 20-30 minutes. The abstract formations of ice caused by the constant shifting of tides along the frozen shores, shaping these pressure ridges throughout the winter. Nunavut is a territory in Canada with a low population density that result in next to no industrial infrastructure. That also translates to having some of the clearest skies in the world with no smog or light pollution. The territory does have a harsh climate where average temperatures in the months of January and February can be below -30[font=arial, sans-serif]°C. Although the environment can be challenging, it does offer some unique photographic opportunities such as this. [/font]

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by Danny Young on Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:47 pm
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Stunning! Love this and nice work.

by E.J. Peiker on Fri Mar 31, 2023 6:46 pm
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Very cool. Would love to see this with the white balance warmed up a bit

by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Mar 31, 2023 9:37 pm
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Beautiful scene and well worth the effort. By coincidence, a few days ago I saw a Snow Goose with neck band that was banded in Nunavut a few years ago.

Thanks for sharing.
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by david fletcher on Sat Apr 01, 2023 2:15 am
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Beautiful image David. Has clarity and speaks volumes of a pristine wild land.
Make your life spectacular!


by Peter Ireland on Sun Apr 02, 2023 8:35 am
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Lovely shot of the aurora,David.

by John Labrenz on Mon Apr 03, 2023 12:18 am
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Wonderful aurora
Agree on warming up the WB slightly.
So great to see some images from Nunavut!!!!
more please!

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