Vista House and Aurora

Okay, here's the background information on this shot. I used a Canon 6D with a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens. I set my camera to F2.8, set focus to infinity (this is all with the camera on a tripod), I set my ISO to 3200 and set my shutter for a 15 second exposure. When I got home I imported the image into photoshop and tweaked the contrast, saturation and structure levels just a bit to really make the colors "pop". A funny thing about this shot: As I was exposing the image, a vehicle parked on the other side of the vista house turned on his headlights and tail lights. I thought the shot was doomed! However, that motorist actually contributed to the image as his lights illuminated the inside of the building and really helped give the stained glass windows some interior illumination. If you look closely, you can see that a hand rail on the right side of the image is lit up by the red tail lights of the vehicle. Pretty cool huh? Also, for keeping track of aurora alerts, I use and also NOAAS space weather web page at
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