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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Nightfall at Lake Aurora by Dominic Kamp
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Nightfall at Lake Aurora

July 31st, 2014

Composite of one of my Iceland Aurora shots (available on my homepage as wallpaper) and an old photo of Bannalpsee (Lake Bannalp) in Switzerland.

Once I finished combining the Aurora sky with the once daylight scenery of Bannalpsee, I used Flaming Pear's great Photoshop plugin -Flood- to create the Aurora reflections. I little tweak merges both layers so that the original ripples are combined with the new "fake" ripples of the Aurora sky. Then I mostly corrected minor artifacts and color fringing and last but not least, used Nik Color Efex to play around with the colors.

Let me know in the comments whether you liked it or what you'd improve. Enjoy!

Adobe Photoshop CC, Nik Color Efex 4.0, Flaming Pear Flood.

Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Photo Settings: 15mm, f/2, 30 seconds, ISO 800.

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astronomy » black » blue » digital composition » green » landscape » mountains » nature » night » purple » silhouette » sky » stars » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: kallinan
about 2 months ago
That's a fantastic shot of the aurora, no doubt about it. And while I'm usually harsh on composite shots, you always seem to craft the best of them. Great job as always.
Posted By: rnurman73
about 2 months ago
If you never said anything about how this picture was created, I would have never even given it a second thought. Very awesome craftsmanship for this shot!

I asked 25+ people what they thought about this pic and not one person believed this was a "crafted" image.

Awesome job sir!
Posted By: rnurman73
about 2 months ago
I just wanted to tell you that I think your photography is absolute! I feel pride stand out in your images. Whether or not this is a hobby or your everyday job, live or composites, very nice work!
Posted By: khena
about 2 months ago
Absolutely stunning, as always

I have nothing else to add, thanks!
Posted By: marts
about 2 months ago
I personally love the composite images, quite fantastical works! Haven't changed my background in a long time, no surprise that a DK work would change that ;)
Posted By: amrelshaer
about 2 months ago
stunning quality and a perfect vision, 3440x1440 is my native resolution with my LG 34um95. this wallpaper made me fall in love again with my monitor. thank you very much for the amazing shot. please keep up the great work specially with 3440x1440.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 2 months ago
Thanks everybody for your comments!_________________

Glad you like it!_______________________________________

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