Wide Angle, Multiple Exposure

Venturing into new lens territory for me, I mounted my new Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens on my Canon 1D X body and partook of the monthly open house at the long-retired Georgetown Power Plant in South Seattle.

 

Having photographed here before I opted for a different look with the camera's multiple exposure "dark" mode feature. The (manual focus, manual aperture, relatively inexpensive) lens is amazingly sharp. The dim interior light and wide angle of the lens required "Live View" to focus. Lots of fun and will return to continue the project.

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Aurora Borealis

Traveled to the Lofoten Islands, just north of the Arctic Circle in Norway for what we had hoped would be a week of northern lights photography. Our base camp was in Hamnoy, a small fishing (cod) village in the municipality of Moskenes, along the Vestfjorden. Our timing was such that there was no moon, but the weather was unseasonably warm with considerable cloud cover and rain. With a couple of days remaining we made a mad dash east to Kiruna, Sweden for clearer weather and electric skies. 

Flakstad, Nordland, Norway

Flakstad, Nordland, Norway

A side trip to the amazing Ice Hotel in Kiruna was a great photographic treat.

I've put my money down on a return trip mid-winter 2016 with hope for more clear nights and crazy, wild geomagnetic activity.

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