Aurora Borealis

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Aurora Borealis

We were in Churchill for almost a week in mid-November. It was clear enough to see the Northern Lights on only one night. I understand it gets clearer in February, but then there are no polar bears. This picture was taken with the aperture all the way open for thirty seconds at ISO 800. The 500 Ruleexplained says that stars start to elongate with a shutter speed longer than 13 seconds when using a 25 mm lens (with a crop-sensor camera), but you can buy a little more time when you point north (instead of east or west), as we have here. We were concerned that a higher ISO might introduce too much noise.

rev: 5/2020

Photographic details: Canon EOS 20D camera w/ EF 16-35 f/2.8 L USM lens set at 25mm. Camera was on f/2.8 for 30 sec at ISO 800.

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Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper 11" x 14" 121/2" x 151/2"
  Canvas N/A 171/2" x 22"

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:

Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)  
#3 Matted Aurora 3 matted 11"x14" print, black mat (outside 16"x19" requires non-standard frame) $77
#1 Framed Aurora 1 framed 11"x14", green inside black mats, stainless steel frame (outside 19"x22") $179