I think I got the shape obsession from drawing, perhaps that is my niche, dont know.
Just a little perspective on the power of this one, this is a M 1.7 flare or Cme ( coronal mass ejection ).
a B1 is a pretty weak aurora, a C1 is 10 times as powerful as a B1, and a M1 is 10 times as powerful as that again.
The strongest flare ever measured was in 2003 where they measured a X45 flare which is about 50 times as powerful as you see here, but that was not earth directed.
Also this one of the few deviations available for download, so if you want a, well kinda small background, you are certainly welcome to use this.
Shot with nikon d800, 14-24 f/2.8 @ 14mm, 2.8, iso 1600, 4 seconds.
Post processing: Contrast +32, shadows -10, clarity +38, darks -12.
Temp reduced from 4500 to 4250.
Niks software detail extractor and Unsharp mask ( 85, 1.0 pix radius )