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The Aurora Borealis shines across the night sky as the stars swirl above Glacier National Park, Montana.<br />
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Photography Tip:  This photo is a single twenty-five minute exposure.  When I shot it, the Northern Lights were just a faint band of color across the sky.  If the Aurora had been bright and active at this point in the evening then this long-exposure image would have blown out and failed.<br />
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The message that I hope to share today is that even a tiny faint light source will slowly become brighter and brighter to the camera if you extend the shutter speed into the seconds, minutes, and hours range.<br />
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Learn more about my digital photography workshops and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom training opportunities at http://www.davidmarx.com