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Aurora Over Auchterhouse by Greg-McKinnon Aurora Over Auchterhouse by Greg-McKinnon
The tail-end of a very strong doubled ark Aurora that hit Scotland last night. I was in bed when I noticed the levels were so high so I just headed to a spot up the road that I shoot quite often. I find repeatedly shooting a location seems to pay off, and it helped me this time already knowing the kind of composition I could use.

Anyway as with the last time I wasn't out for the peak but it was still amazing, first time Ive seen the flares dance around the sky. I'll be more prepaired from now on :P

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:iconpiglet365:
piglet365 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Wow! You lucky b.....Fabulous shot!!
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Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Photographer
Thanks a lot :P

Luck is exactly it, it only lasted for 10 minutes so I'm glad I got out, just have to keep alert! The levels are actually a bit hopeful for tonight. Give this group a go if your looking to catch it some time, only reason I ever have! :)

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:iconitaminosekai:
Itaminosekai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing view. I wish I could something like that. :love:
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Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Photographer
I was very lucky :D
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Itaminosekai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. I envy you. :D
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DamianKane Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Photographer
WOW! I wish I was up there!
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:icongreg-mckinnon:
Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Photographer
This is suppose to be one of the best years yet for it in Scotland, so you've got plenty of time! :)
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DamianKane Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Photographer
The best I can do is next October, possibly April. I'm doing a cycling trip around Skye and Uist next summer but I'm not sure how strong it would be if its even still happening then. I did read somewhere that the peak is supposed to last through 2013 though :D let hope so!
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Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
Sounds amazing, I keep trying to get to Uist but things get in the way :P Yeah it's hopefully going to be a great winter, hope you have some luck :D
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Can't believe I missed this.. great catch Greg!
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