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Christmas Lights

Uploaded by: katy99780

Wednesday December 25, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Around 4:30 Christmas morning, I heard Santa laughing outdoors in the night, so out I dashed out to see what was the matter. What to my wondering eyes should appear, but these amazing Christmas lights! I think Santa was laughing at my foolishness for being out goggling a the skies at 50 below zero, but I saw neither hide nor hair of him.... just heard him laughing!

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3

Orientation: top - left

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Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: QuickTime 7.6.6

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Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 15 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 800

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

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Shutter speed: -4.00 EV (APEX: 0, 16 sec.)

Aperture: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Center-Weighted Average

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 11.0 mm

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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41. novembergale
6:13 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
It doesn't get any better than this! Congratulations and Happy New Year Katy!
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40. katy99780
6:28 PM GMT on December 27, 2013
Thanks a bunch Ivan, Shirley and Larry.
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39. LarryD
5:33 PM GMT on December 27, 2013
Nice! I like the entire series. Very cool.
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38. WeatherWise
1:35 PM GMT on December 27, 2013
Beautiful Christmas decor even in
your night sky to light Santa's way!
Congratulations on AC!
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37. kippic
1:06 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
Wow, what a grand Christmas capture. Santa can laugh all he wants. Congratulations on the AC.
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36. katy99780
12:08 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
Thanks Kat, Betsy and Elaine!
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35. Biskitten
12:03 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
All of the above & into my fav's - AC Congrats on this beauty, Katy!
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34. luvne32
9:23 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Like both the capture and the commentary.
Happy New Year, Katy.
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33. ColoradoKat
8:30 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Wow! I drove around all over the metro area and
didn't see ANY lights like this! I like the way
you decorate up n Alaska! Neat shot and series,
Katy! The 50 below I could do without! Brrrrrr!
Congratulations on your Blue...probably your lips
matched it after being out there taking photos!
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32. katy99780
7:53 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Thanks Michal and Wanda!

Michal I really hope to see aurora photos from you one day, soon!
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31. Wanda1948
7:40 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
The fascinating phenomenon in the sky! Great picture! Congratulations, Katy!
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30. Kajzar
7:26 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
This is breathtaking! Can't stop staring at this photo! Congratulations Katy!

Yesterday's geomagnetic storm was so powerful (Kp index reached 10 - this is max value) and probably we could see the aurora in the northern sky, but it was 1:00 PM here in Poland at this moment.. Maybe some day I'll capture the aurora too :)
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29. katy99780
7:10 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Thank you VERY MUCH all for visiting my photo and taking the time to comment! :) You are why this site is so fun, and a very inspirational learning place!
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28. WurzelDave
5:17 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Awesome auroras KT, congrats on AC.
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27. sodipaint
5:08 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Looks like Santa was checking his list and your house was on it! Nice shot! Congrats on AC.
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26. barbamz
4:44 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Great as always, Katy! We only got grey boring rains during Christmas holidays in Germany :-(
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25. TanyaMass
4:43 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Fantastic shot! Merry Christmas, Katy!
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24. nanapoo
4:31 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
What a glorious Christmas present from heaven above!!!! You were blessed with such a vision!
Thanks for sharing this and your cute caption! AC Congrats Katy!
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23. trailhiker44
4:06 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Terrific shot, Katy !
What a gorgeous Christmas gift from Mother Nature !
CONGRATULATIONS on the BLUE BORDER that goes beautifully with the green Christmas lights ! !
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22. 81Gibson
2:40 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Wow! So Awesome.
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21. ceocrocker
12:21 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Fantastic sky!
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20. pegpics
12:15 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Can't top Nature's Christmas Lights!!!
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19. madcity55
11:19 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
I am in Florida right now and look what I am missing?!@! Wow great AC!!
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18. Becky1
11:06 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Special blessings seem to happen at this time of year. Now that I read your EXIF data, most of which I don't understand, this picture isn't just point and shoot. Awesome!!!!!!
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17. lenag
10:25 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Ho...Ho...Ho....  :)  :)  :)
Just a beauty!!!  
 
I do like everyone of your pictures!!! Thanks :)

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16. lysander
10:04 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Just beautiful ---Thanks for Looking for Santa and braving the cold :-) congratulations on the A.C. Have a great new year !
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15. pcBurgas
8:49 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
One more marvel of Alaska! Congratulations Katy!
Peter
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14. funhawg
7:04 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Santa's Headlights!

Beautiful Northern Lights, Katy!

I'm Glad you leave the EXIF on your pix, 15 second exposure means you probably used a tripod and out in the cold for a few minutes!!
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13. katy99780
6:49 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
:) Shucks Lisa, now I'm blushing! Thank you very much!

Very Merry Christmas to you, and those you love!
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12. Feather3
6:23 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
*wow* (picking jaw up off floor)..... you continue to amaze me with your talent in capturing God's many blessings; art in the skies, delicate ice patterns, snowflakes.... you're amazing! Merry Christmas, Katy! :)
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11. katy99780
5:12 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Thanks very much Summer, Gil, Cindy, Mrwing13, Terry, Jim, Trudy, Rick and Steve!

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10. bananabender
4:55 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Excellent, Katy - lucky you, and thanks for sharing!
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9. snodog
4:52 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Beautiful!
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8. Madermade
4:50 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Oh Katy, what an awesome sight! I bet Santa enjoyed the view as much as you!
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7. gusbuster
4:38 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
That is worth going out for. Like the view you have. Awesome catch.
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6. terrya
4:30 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
wow amazing.
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5. mrwing13
4:27 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Oh, I would love to see this in person.. Amazing shot, Katy! Congrats on your AC!
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4. YouKnowWho
4:06 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Wow! You win the Christmas Light Display Contest!
A beauty!
AC congrats!
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3. CythiaSue
3:52 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
beautiful
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2. gilg72
3:49 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Wowser! Gorgeous! Good thing you Heard him laughing....It's a kinda funny laugh ain't it?
Thank you for braving that cold Temperature to bring this to our view! It is amazing.
Congratulations on this fabulous AC! Merry Christmas again!
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1. CameraDiva
3:21 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Beautiful gift from Santa!
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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