The Big Dipper shines through the northern lights!
The early September 2016 solar storm proved to be an Aurora photographer’s mecca of pure delight! This just happened to be my first time of capturing images that I am proud enough to share with anyone! There is certainly a technique to capturing this amazing natural wonder and after several (ok, lots) horrible failed attempts I feel that I have several images that I can put out in our universe and share with you.
Put the Camera Down, Take a Moment – Aside from the photography aspect of capturing images of the Aurora Borealis, being a witness to this surreal occurrence can be overwhelming and most certainly intangible. It is completely understandable why legends of the dancing lights are passed down through generations during this intimate moment of wonderment. I say intimate because very few people are awake during the night hours and willing to freeze their fingers and nose all for a glimpse and a possible perfect image of the astonishing Aurora!
Just Because – Aurora borealis is seen in the northern hemisphere whereas the aurora australis is seen in the southern hemisphere!