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This page begins with September, 25th and seven more photos of the Aurora Borealis. Most of them this time were taken as Digital Negatives, processed and then saved as JPEG files using Photoshop®. I learned that it is very difficult to maintain the true color when processing Digital Negatives. I think I did a pretty good job, but you are the one who has to be the final judge of that. In Row 4 there are three photos which were taken on September 27th - the first snow here at our house. It wasn't much, but it was most definitely snow.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin September 25th
  The first shot in this row is the only one of these which was NOT taken/saved as a Digital Negative. The Aurora always comes out very, very dim and the resulting images always need to be processed with Photoshop® to make it visible at all. I did a lot of Googling and even specifically asked on one forum which I frequent which has a lot of sharp people who process photos. I posted one of the originals and made it available for those people to work on/play with and they were most helpful. So, I learned that the best way to process these photos is to play with the "Curves". With Digital Negatives (the second and third shots) there are so many things which can be adjusted when first opening the image in Photoshop® that it just gets ridiculous. I am not sure if I want to try and take any more Digital Negatives of the Aurora or not. Getting the correct color is just so very difficult.
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  Here are two more Aurora shots. These two were also taken as Digital Negatives.
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  And here are the final two shots of the Aurora for this month. These two were also taken as Digital Negatives. The house in the second shot is our house. It was totally 100% dark here, the sun was more than 18° below the horizon - ALL of the light in the sky is from the Aurora.
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End September 25th, Begin September 27th
  When we got up on the morning of September 27th there was this tiny bit of snow on our rig when we looked out the window - the first snow! The first image is a single photo, shot with the flash. The second image is a two-shot panorama and the third image is a three-shot panorama. If you study these photos closely enough you can actually find snowflakes falling!
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End September 27th, End September 2016's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
  Here are links to separate web pages - all of them will open in a new window (or new tab). The first link shows some photos of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our Sharp Aquos TV. The 2nd link shows our entire DVD collection in DVD Profiler (if you're asking yourself what might be good to rent for the weekend). The DVD's will be sorted by date purchased. You can click on the "Title" Column to sort that way if you desire. The 3rd link shows our entire DVD collection in php DVD Profiler, which is much more sophisticated than the plain vanilla DVD Profiler just above it. The 4th link takes you to a set of pages which show you the FRONT cover-art of our entire DVD collection.

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