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Watching the Sunset

Watching the Sunset

It was cold and the sun was down before we got there (we had to set up our tent first). But I think this shot alone made it worthwhile.

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.

Moonrise

Moonrise

I started to leave the house to check on our calving heifers, but had to run back in for the camera when I saw the sky.
This is a 4 second exposure of the moon just as the top of it is cresting the horizon.

February Night-time

February Night-time

The sky that night was simply to amazing to not photograph. The pic was taken around 11:30pm, in early February. The sky is so light because the moon was mostly full and I did a time exposure (30 seconds). You can just see Orion moving over the roof of the house.

Yet another family portrait

Yet another family portrait

I'm such a homely dufus, but at least I have an attractive family.

Painted Sky

Painted Sky

This beautiful fall sunset was the ideal way to test out the new Tokina wide-angle (11-16mm f/2.8 if it matters to anyone) lens Ruth got for me. It is the first "off-brand" lens I've gotten (i.e. not Nikon's Nikkor brand) and I'm really happy with it.

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