Twilight Aurora

Aurora in Twilight

Watching the northern lights before it’s dark is one of the most amazing experiences. The cobalt blue sky is already striking. The emerald and mint colors streaking across the sky will take your breath away. This display was from way back in 2012. I remember when this started I could barely even see any stars yet, but the sky was shimmering. It took some time to convince myself I was seeing the aurora, but it became obvious after the sky darkened a bit more. I’ve attached a few more photos below.

As a not totally unrelated side-note, I’m posting lots of old photos because I’m re-organizing the layout on my photography website. I keep finding photos that I never thought twice about at the time, but absolutely love and want prints of now. Turns out I take a lot of photos. Nearly 3 terabytes worth. Which reminds me, it’s time for a back-up. I’ll post when this update is done!

CameraNikon NIKON D7000 (Current model NIKON D7500)
LensTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX (AF 11-16mm f/2.8) (For Nikon and For Canon)
Focal Length11.0 mm (16.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time6s (6)
ISO1250
aurora borealis in twilight over a forest
The first photo I took on this evening, the stars barely visible | Buy Print
Northern Lights over silhouetted forest
The sky grows darker, the aurora brighter | Buy Print
Aurora borealis over the Goldstream Valley in Fairbanks, Alaska
This is one of my most popular aurora photos. I drove out to Murphy Dome on this evening, but the sky erupted when I drove through the Goldstream Valley, so I had to stop and gawk. | Buy Print

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