A quick photo tip

Here’s the tip:  If you take the time, effort, and money to travel to Northern Norway to see the Northern Lights, take the UV filter off before you leave the hotel.  I was using a nice travel medium format camera, the Fuji GS645S and Portra 400 film (pushed one stop), but neglected to take the filter off.

Here is the camera:


And here is one of the results.  This was about a 30 second exposure.  You can see refraction rings in the center of the photograph.


It doesn’t ruin the picture completely, but I’d rather it not be there.  No worries though, I also got some good digital pics of the aurora like the one below (Olympus EPL-1).



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