I Love the Auroras

I Love the Auroras

I almost didn't go out to take pictures because it was a bit windy, and even a little wind will move the tripod just enough to ruin long exposure shots. However I sure was glad that Ruth told me to go out anyway and give it a try. The aurora borealis covered the entire northern sky, one of the most spectacular northern lights shows I've ever seen. To the naked eye they appeared even brighter than in the photo, but you couldn't see the definition in the lights that the camera picked up. At thirty seconds, this is a relatively short exposure for night-time and it makes the lights seem a little dimmer than they actually were, but I like how the curtaining of the lights is so apparent and the way the stars shine through them.