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My first Aurora Borealis

:: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:41:04 pm

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My first photo of the Aurora Borealis, Churchill, Canada

I know this is pretty much a crappy Aurora shot compared to what real Aurora photographers get, but I thought I’d share it anyway. It was my first experience with the Northern Lights, and I hope to go back sometime to do some proper photography.

Things going against us while we were out taking shots:

  1. grumpy non-photographers inside the bus who didn’t see anything special about the evening
  2. -37° C temperature and high winds made blowing snow feel like sand blasting
  3. a real threat of polar bear attack

We only had about 15 minutes out there, but it left quite an impression on me.

| Oakland, CA | link | trackback | Nov 22, 2006 23:41:04
  • Helge

    Hey! You did pretty good with your first picture! Wish that had been me.

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