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Saturday October 13, 2012

Soldotna, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Lights were dancing last night so I tried to get a photo of them, If any one knows why I have the circle in the middle please let me know, new to night shots

Image Width: 5010

Image Length: 3172

Bits per Sample: 8, 8, 8

Photometric Interpretation: RGB

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i

Orientation: top - left

Samples per Pixel: 3

x-Resolution: 0.01

y-Resolution: 0.01

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery14.0.8117.416

White Point: 0.31, 0.33

Primary Chromaticities: 0.64, 0.33, 0.21, 0.71, 0.15, 0.06

YCbCr Coefficients: 0.30, 0.59, 0.11

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/3.5

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: -5.00 EV (APEX: 0, 32 sec.)

Aperture: 3.62 EV (f/3.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Spot

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 35.0 mm

User Comment:

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SubSecTimeOriginal: 16

SubSecTimeDigitized: 16

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: Uncalibrated

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Focal Plane x-Resolution: 5728.18

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 5808.40

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gamma: 2.20

InteroperabilityIndex: R03

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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19. Wanda1948
9:51 PM GMT on October 16, 2012
Super shot!
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18. Nosmo2
9:46 PM GMT on October 15, 2012
My two cents: The pattern you see in the middle of the picture looks very much like "Newton's rings," and are caused by a very thin air film between a convex surface (such as that on an internal positive lens) and a plane glass surface; the surfaces can also be in contact at a point. As liquidsquid points out, you see them when the incident light is very monochromatic; if you see them in all pictures, there is probably an issue with the internal coatings.
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17. cherriebaby136
6:22 PM GMT on October 15, 2012
I would love to see something like this with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing these fantastic photos wildernessgirl.
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16. Kiska
2:57 PM GMT on October 15, 2012
wow~
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15. oneshotww
1:36 AM GMT on October 15, 2012
Definitely a wow pic! On my list to see someday.
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14. Agris
5:41 PM GMT on October 14, 2012
Great display !!!
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13. 1BigBear
4:26 PM GMT on October 14, 2012
You probably have your skylight filter on the lens. They are spun when manufactured and the result is concentric circles. Remove the filter if you have it on. Nice photos, by the way! The Auroras were great Friday night into Saturday.
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12. hartshillsnapper
8:12 AM GMT on October 14, 2012
Great capture, would love to see this wonderful show myself.
A possible answer to your question-
I am an engineer and our main customers is a movie camera lens manufacturer (Cooke optics)
nearly all of the internal surfaces that can be seen if looking through the front of any lens are covered in small radial grooves, they are there to prevent unwanted light reflecting down the lens at the incorrect angle. they have a precise angle, pitch, depth and radius.
It looks like you may have an issue with these. If it happens again and its not some weird anomaly contact the lens manufacturer and check with them.
hope that helps.
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11. samarsh44
6:18 AM GMT on October 14, 2012
Beautiful pictures.
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10. Susie77
1:20 AM GMT on October 14, 2012
I asked my camera expert and he said that you've got a filter (skylight filter) on your lens and that is what's causing the artifact. He said you don't want any filter at all. Other than that, beautiful photo, Nancy!!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
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9. denvereye
1:07 AM GMT on October 14, 2012
Great capture of the northern lights. I suspect you have a filter on the lens, take it off for long exposure shots. Hope that fixes the issue, then you can shoot more of these great photos for those of us living too far south to view in person.
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8. Kennebunker
12:45 AM GMT on October 14, 2012
A couple of WOW pictures in this series, Nancy. The idea about the rings being part of the camera kind of makes sense to me.
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7. liquidsquid
11:18 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
Circles look caused by interference patterns.

The lights have very monochromatic colors, and if your lens has internal reflections, it may be causing this. It could also be the lens coatings. It is too precise not to be something part of the lens/camera. NOT natural phenomena.
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6. katy99780
10:52 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
Congratulations Nancy on the VIP!
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5. gilg72
9:30 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
Wow Very fabulous image. Sorry I cannot answer your question, but hopefully someone more knowledgeable will see it, and let you know. I'm anxious to know also, so will check back later.
Update; Congrats on the VIP!
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4. katy99780
9:21 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
I sure don't know what caused it either Nancy, but you came to the right place to ask! I have no doubt someone will have your answer, I'll bet this, and the other photo get LOTS of attention!
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3. observing
9:14 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
Wow, thrilling. I choose to imagine that the circles are part of the wonderous show!
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2. wildernessgirl
9:06 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
I did that and also tried a different lens still have that same mark on all of them, but thank you
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1. emixam101
9:01 PM GMT on October 13, 2012
WOW! Awsome for the firsts!LOVE THAT YELLOW GLOW!!! Can't answer you for the circles though, try to clean your len, maybe it will dissapear.
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