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I can remember a couple years back when I uploaded a photograph of the northern lights over the Okanagan and there were some people that come out and said that I had photoshoped them into the sky and that it was impossible to see them this far south. 

I'll expect that those same people will now say that it's impossible to have the full milky way arch, the aurora and a proton arc all in one single image. ;-)

I've photographed the northern lights many times but this is the first one I've captured with the Proton Arc \ magenta band of light crossing the milky way. 

This is a shot from last night (2015-06-08) that is a stitch of 30 images. (Three rows at ten wide) Canon 5DM2 with a Rokinon 24mm, 13 second exposures at f/1.8 with ISO 3,200.


#Oliver BC #astro #astronomy #astrophotography #aurora #aurora borealis #britishcolumbia #canada #galaxy #green #longexposure #magenta #milkyway #nightphotography #nightsky #nightscape #northernlights #okanagan #protonarc #sky #stars #water #Brunell 
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A wider (35mm )shot of the fruit vendor in Mérida. 

This is a like to the original shot posted a couple weeks ago at 84 mm :
https://500px.com/photo/98002885/bananas-oranges-mangos-and-more-by-steve-hancock?from=user_library
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This is quite an uncommon style of image coming from me but while in Merida I could not resist a day of wandering around and shooting street photography of the locals.

#Mexico #Yucatan #banana #baskets #bucket #coke cola #curb #door #fruit #garage #mandarin #mango #mexican #orange #papaya #power meter #role #sales #sandles #star fruit #street #vegitables #vendor #venta #woman #Jícama #mujares #yellow line #Merida
I've been traveling in Mexico for the past six weeks and have made some get shots. This is one of my favorites from a four day trip to Merida. The locals are active in the streets by 6 AM, heading off to their jobs and starting their day. One morning I joined in (as best a 6'-3" 260 lbs white guy can) walking the streets and photographing the people in their day-to-day actions. It didn't take me long learn that when I crouched down and leaned ...
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I love when a rare opportunity come my way and I'll admit that I was feeling pretty darn special when a city cop took us past the guard on duty and into the Mérida Opera House after hours. 

I was in the covered foyer admiring the architecture and for no reason he invited Sharie and I upstairs for a closer look of the columns on the upper floor. I'm guessing since we were both so impressed with the finish detailing that he decided to step up the tour and show us right into to the opera room. He brought us into the last door on the right of this photo (Same level) where he also allowed us to take photos. I was surprised but never hesitated at all even though the lights were only on very very dim but I assumed the images would be memories and keepsakes at best. 

After showing us the opera room I thought we were done and being escorted out but he brought us to another set of doors that when he pulled opened told us was the Presidential seating area. I figured I would press my luck and take a few pictures from here too and it was also allowed. (Yes!)

This is a hand held five image pano that was stitched in PS and processed with Lightroom 5.

#Merida #Opera house #long exposure #panorama #tourism #vacation #yucatan #Jose Peon Contreras #presidential seat
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Is this possible to use on a free wordpress account with a free downloaded theme? I would like to make a new website and once it's done redirect the dns to point to the new site. 

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123-abc.wordpress.com to be completed and then flipped to 123-abc.com once done

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Every now and then we are fortunate enough to stumble upon a rare find, one that you will think back upon with fond memories. For me this is one of those images. 

I was invited to join the Penticton photo club for an afternoon out at the Chute lake lodge. I was told it was a pretty cool place and a photographers dream. After 4 hours wandering about I agree.

Also on #500px https://500px.com/photo/92626809

#Chute Lake #aged and antique #fire hose #fire starter #ladle #saw blades #still life #tobacco tins #hidden mirror
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I can remember a couple years back when I uploaded a photograph of the northern lights over the Okanagan and there were some people that come out and said that I had photoshoped them into the sky and that it was impossible to see them this far south. 

I'll expect that those same people will now say that it's impossible to have the full milky way arch, the aurora and a proton arc all in one single image. ;-)

I've photographed the northern lights many times but this is the first one I've captured with the Proton Arc \ magenta band of light crossing the milky way. 

This is a shot from last night (2015-06-08) that is a stitch of 30 images. (Three rows at ten wide) Canon 5DM2 with a Rokinon 24mm, 13 second exposures at f/1.8 with ISO 3,200.


#Oliver BC #astro #astronomy #astrophotography #aurora #aurora borealis #britishcolumbia #canada #galaxy #green #longexposure #magenta #milkyway #nightphotography #nightsky #nightscape #northernlights #okanagan #protonarc #sky #stars #water #Brunell 
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+Mike Molloy this one was done in Photoshop CS5. From time to time I have issues with the milky way and have had to use ICE. 
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I love when a rare opportunity come my way and I'll admit that I was feeling pretty darn special when a city cop took us past the guard on duty and into the Mérida Opera House after hours. 

I was in the covered foyer admiring the architecture and for no reason he invited Sharie and I upstairs for a closer look of the columns on the upper floor. I'm guessing since we were both so impressed with the finish detailing that he decided to step up the tour and show us right into to the opera room. He brought us into the last door on the right of this photo (Same level) where he also allowed us to take photos. I was surprised but never hesitated at all even though the lights were only on very very dim but I assumed the images would be memories and keepsakes at best. 

After showing us the opera room I thought we were done and being escorted out but he brought us to another set of doors that when he pulled opened told us was the Presidential seating area. I figured I would press my luck and take a few pictures from here too and it was also allowed. (Yes!)

This is a hand held five image pano that was stitched in PS and processed with Lightroom 5.

#Merida #Opera house #long exposure #panorama #tourism #vacation #yucatan #Jose Peon Contreras #presidential seat
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I made this spherical panorama while visiting the Government palace in Merida Mexico. The paintings are great but I was must impressed by the architecture and details of this building. 
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Every now and then we are fortunate enough to stumble upon a rare find, one that you will think back upon with fond memories. For me this is one of those images. 

I was invited to join the Penticton photo club for an afternoon out at the Chute lake lodge. I was told it was a pretty cool place and a photographers dream. After 4 hours wandering about I agree.

Also on #500px https://500px.com/photo/92626809

#Chute Lake #aged and antique #fire hose #fire starter #ladle #saw blades #still life #tobacco tins #hidden mirror
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+Guna Andersone I just love the old and antique places that have aged naturally. No staging required. 
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I made this 8 second exposure one very chilly night in February 2014. I knew the moment that I the shutter and saw the preview on the camera back that this image would be a perfect Christmas Card one day. 

SS Sicamous
#Penticton is home to the now dry docked paddle wheeler that once serviced the lake side communities up and down #Okanagan Valley. 

#SS_Sicamous #paddlewheeler #boat #snow #winter #happyholidays #xmascard #Christmas #Holidays, #lights  #twinkle #whimsical #fantasy #BritishColumbia #Canada

Feel free to share, repost and like any of my photos. I enjoy the interaction  and look forward to any questions and comments too. Thanks for looking.
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Landscape Photography, Owner of Unique Captures Gallery, and Owner of The Log Connection (Log Home Building Company)
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  • Unique Captures by Stephen Hancock
    Photographer, 2010 - present
  • The Log Connection
    President, 1990 - 2014
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Canadian photographer, business man and weekend race car driver. Owner of Unique Captures Gallery (prints) and The Log Connection (Log homes)
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I'm the owner of a photographic fine art gallery located in Penticton, BC Canada. At Unique Captures gallery we display high quality fine art prints by local amateurs and nationally recognized professionals.

It makes me happy to be able to provide the space to display the photographs but I'm very passionate about capturing that special light too. With about 1,800 sq. ft. of space I can comfortably display my photographs and the works of up to a dozen others. (depending on sizes)

If you wish to see my photos or visit the gallery website please check out http://www.uniquecaptures.com

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For over two decades I have been involved with the building of log homes. I'm the owner of The Log Connection, specializing in custom high end log home design and building. Backed by numerous awards for our buildings and custom home designs I can honestly say that it's been fun. If you are looking for a stacked log home, post & beam or timber frame package we can provide you one of the best.

If you wish to see my log home plans. photos or just learn about log homes in general please visit my website : http://www.thelogconnection.com
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