Some more photos of Aurora borealis taken on the 31st August 2013. We decided to drive out of town to have a better view. This time I was wearing a gigantic parka, I looked like Kenny from Southpark!
I like the way the trees are silhouetted against the aurorae.
The two friends we were with that night. They really, really loved this photo. It was me thinking to myself at the moment "hmmm.... I like the trees silhouette, how about silhouettes of people I like?"
I think, therefore I do.
The aurorae that night were particularly bright. The long exposure has one problem - the dancing curtain effect gets smeared out. The human eye is particularly good at seeing the minute details once it is night adjusted.
This was an accidental shot of a care going past just as the camera is finishing the 15 sec exposure. Actually it looked quite nice. Brings it closer to home, instead of just abstractly pointing to the horizon. Yes it was that gigantic. It was all over the sky, I just pointed and captured a piece of the whole show. Whirly whirly ectoplasm!
This is the aurora whirly dancing above the Lake.
And it changes colour, periodically.