Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Year Lights

Dancing lights over the Yukon River

Last night the mercury read a chilly -40 degrees Celsius - the first real cold snap of the season.  These cold nights usually mean that we will enjoy clear skies for a few days.  Shortly before midnight, and with little warning, the aurora suddenly appeared and began their dance across our northern sky.  Lovely way to warm up the evening and to begin a new year.

This image was photographed with a Nikon D800 camera set on a tripod.  The lens was a Nikor 14-28mm set at f/2.8.  Since the moon was shining brightly I decided to shoot at ISO 800 ISO and kept the camera open for a 6 sec exposure.

The show is expected to continue tonight - stay tuned!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.


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