[After 81° north latitude, I realize that life is spiritual and beautiful]
If Aurora is the most dazzling color in winter, then Midnight Sun is the most picturesque scenery in summer. If such a natural wonder can come in person A live experience will be a dreamy journey in this life. The climate in the
Arctic region is cold all year round. The Arctic Ocean is a vast, frozen sea surrounded by numerous islands and coastal areas in North America and northern Asia. The North Pole refers to the northern end of the Earth's rotation axis, that is, the point at 90° north latitude. The Arctic region refers to the area within the Arctic Circle that is 66°34' north latitude near the North Pole. In the winter, the sun is always below the horizon, and the sea is completely frozen. In summer, temperatures rise above freezing, and the edge of the Arctic Ocean melts, and the sun hangs in the sky for weeks. The Arctic Ocean is rich in fish and plankton, which provides a rich source of food for millions of seabirds nesting here in the summer. At the same time, it is also the food of seals, whales and other marine animals. Most of the area around the Arctic Ocean is relatively flat with no trees growing. The winter land is frozen and the ground is covered with thick snow. In the summer, the snow melts, the surface soil thaws, the plants grow and bloom, and food is provided for animals such as reindeer and yak. At the same time, carnivores such as wolves and polar bears also survive by preying on other animals.
A lot of guests went to the South Pole and the North Pole after the ship, and they thought that the Antarctic and the Arctic are polar, but the feeling is very different. The Antarctic is pure and the Arctic is vast. The Arctic has a wide range, which can refer to the Arctic Circle or the 90° North Point. As a traveler, you can go to the Svalbard Islands, the hometown of polar bears, or Greenland, which has more than 80% snow and ice coverage;
The Arctic Circle Aurora shooting experience
said that at least once in the life of the Aurora, but people who have seen the Aurora want to say that for such a legendary Tianxiang people will be addictive, once, not enough.
Photography equipment: Professional SLR + wide-angle head + tripod + shutter release
shooting mode: M file, full manual, aperture shutter needs to adjust according to the actual situation
focus mode: manual focus, focus ring to infinity , then turn some more to ensure clear prospects
shooting venue: try to stay away from the city, away from light pollution. The countryside, forests and lakes are ideal places.
Parameter setting: Take my 5d2+17-40 as an example. The shooting parameters are based on ambient light, the maximum aperture is 4, the shutter is in 5-15 seconds, and the high sensitivity is 5d2, so the iso is basically no more than 2000.
white balance setting: Many people recommend white balance to daylight mode. For big bursts, white balance adjusts which file you are happy with; for us pity encounters kp values between 2-4 Most of the naked eye is white, and only when it is slightly stronger can you see green or even pink. I would suggest to adjust the K file directly, the color temperature is adjusted to a cold place, and the 2500K-3200K aurora band will look greener!
Aurora composition: Be sure to have a vision to create an atmosphere! Just taking the aurora against the sky, the picture will look dull. The foreground can be a forest, a lighted cabin, people, of course, I think the most beautiful prospect is the iced lake, and the aurora appearing in the sky can still be reflected on the lake.