Arctic, Aurora, Taiwan discussed on Photography Tips From the Top Floor


Today. I'll take you to the Arctic trying to shoot the Northern Lights from moving ship. Also Wilson wants to move his photos to a different disk, and Tom is trying to take pictures off his black dog. This is tips on the top floor eight hundred and fifty seven for Thursday, March the seventh twenty nineteen. Right. Pay loan welcome. This is Chris Mok Raju. Listening traditional floor coming to you from the viewfinder villa again. I'm back from Norway. And yeah, he spent the last week mostly trying to get over a bit of a cold that I brought from the Arctic. But hey, it's like a little like a little souvenir. So let's see. Oh, yeah. There's there's one news item that I found out about while in the Arctic while on the ship which. Yeah. Made my day. The white angle book is going to be released in Taiwan. It's been translated to Chinese kind of heard about that. But didn't really know. And now, it's a done deal. I think it should be out pretty soon. So if you are if you speak Chinese if you wonder Jenny's version of it. Yeah. It will be released pretty soon. I think this month in in Taiwan. So yeah, he also good good book news on another front from the film, photography handbook. I have told you that we have come up with a second edition here in in in the German version, which includes a lot of new information. And just yeah. To just just a few bits and things that didn't make it into the first one, and it's been over. It's been worked through in some other respects, and that is now also going to come to the English. Market. So there is a currently in translation, and we're working with the translator to identify the pieces that are changed and help them get this get everything. Right. So that is in the works, and I'm really really happy about this. And this will be I didn't know date no date for that yet. But I asked to publish a Connecticut about this. And they said sure go ahead. So yeah. Probably sometime in summer mid late summer. But again, don't don't quote me on that. But that's what I heard. So if you are looking forward to a second edition an updated version off the field product, it's in isn't that interesting? Don't we live in a mazing times where film photography's moving so fast? That is in fact. Almost necessary after the came out in twenty fifty in German. So after four years it's necessary to to update it to include new information who would have thought that that film photography's that alive and kicking. Anyway. So those are the book news. I've also updated the video I recently released that I think briefly talked about it here about Tom the guy we met in New Zealand the ninety year old farmer who not only builds airplanes, but he's still flies them regularly. And he's just working on his his next airplane with ninety and I shot a little video there. And I've just updated to include a bit more information. So that will also be linked in the show notes. Now what I wanna talk about. Well, just returned from two weeks in the Arctic. And yeah, I'm pretty much back here for at least a couple of months. So that's good. That's good, especially after you spent pretty much the first two months of the year. Abroad. But anyway, so the Arctic shooting in the Arctic photography in the Arctic it out just want to briefly talk about a few things, especially about the one thing that this time blew me away. And that was the Northern Lights The Aurora. So you if you challenge is right, you the Arctic means, cold, weather, usually does and and weather wise from from precipitation point of view, both of those two weeks where quite different it was two weeks. It was one week and one week. It was to two times a similar tour and. Of course, one of the thing there, many things why people come on these tours first of all it's just it's just an amazing time on his ship with like twelve guests on his ship, and and expedition guide and a photographer and the crew, and you you spend time together you work through issues together like photography issues. Of course, you you have time for lectures, so we had lectures every day, we had lectures. You move from place to place, and you get to see a lot of different things. And and then in the Arctic, of course, it's the Arctic. So you have just a different climate. You have different different flora you have different wildlife. You have very different landscapes. I mean, the Arctic landscapes up there. Yeah. I'm a great fan of that. And of course, you if you if you're bid lucky also get the Aurora and photographing the Aurora is well it comes with its challenges. And that's what I want to talk about. First of all what is the Aurora? They're always caused by charged particles from the sun. So it's the solar wind interacting with particles in our earth atmosphere and believe it or not Aurora happens all around the clock twenty four seven, but the strength of the Aurora depends on on things like the solar wind and its density and its speed. And of course, it depends on the time of day because during the daytime you can't see it also depends on our magnetosphere the magnetic field of the earth and the which which protects which is there to protect us from the solar wind by deflecting. Most of it. I think helps. Atmosphere not to be ripped off. And this is good. This is our magnetosphere is what keeps us alive because it helps the atmosphere stay in place, and probably I guess also kind of saves us from from a lot of the radiation.

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