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Rajan Parrikar

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Phantom of the Aurora
« on: November 23, 2012, 10:12:08 PM »

In Sólheimasandur, Iceland.



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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 04:21:55 AM »

Sumptuous Rajan.
One of the very best images that I have seen from you.

Congratulations

Tony Jay
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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 06:36:51 AM »

…One of the very best images that I have seen from you.

Yes, I fully agree!
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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 08:27:32 AM »

+10...you know, I've always found it interesting that Iceland is far more green than the snowy white of Greenland. do you suppose somewhere back in yore time, a cartographer got a bit lazy in his translating?
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Rajan Parrikar

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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 09:41:02 AM »

+10...you know, I've always found it interesting that Iceland is far more green than the snowy white of Greenland. do you suppose somewhere back in yore time, a cartographer got a bit lazy in his translating?

Thanks, Tony, Francois, & Chris.

Chris,

Iceland turns green every summer. It is not English green or tropical green, it is Iceland green - the farms and mountains receive a lovely coat of green.

The story of how Iceland was named by Flóki is recounted here -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrafna-Flóki_Vilgerđarson


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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 09:56:26 AM »

Nice composition and lighting on the plane. We rarely get aurora in southern UK.

Chrisc check out; http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1965/shouldnt-greenland-be-known-as-iceland-and-vice-versa for the naming.
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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »

Wow Rajan, that is truly a fantastic sight. Very unearthly and surreal, even terrifying.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 04:14:58 AM »

It just looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Stunning.

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Re: Phantom of the Aurora
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 07:26:49 PM »

Brilliant Rajan as are the other aurora / plane images on your blog.

Graeme
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