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    It took a lot of planning to be able to get this shot. the first and main thing I needed for this shot was of course, the northern lights and really strong northern lights. The second thing I needed was a full moon. It took almost two years for these things to line up and man was I ever stoked when it worked!
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 7
    Lighting 7
    Creativity 3
    Story 1

    Incredible image! Not only do we have a fantastic display of the northern lights but the light that the person in the frame is holding further separates them from the snowy background.

    Stephen Alvarez
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Feb 28, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2015
    Location: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Focal Length: 11 mm
    Shutter Speed: 30/1 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 125
    Copyright: © Brandon Born
    Categories: Adventure, Landscapes, Nature
    Assignments: Chasing Moments, Epic, Follow Me, Photo of the Day , Low Light