Posted by lwpetersen | February 22, 2014
Aurora Borealis – February 18, 2014

Definitely the best show of the year so far. Absolutely fantastic. I took out the new lens. Unfortunately I found one drawback to it: it is really easy to knock...

Posted by lwpetersen | February 18, 2014
Evening ski on the Tanana River

While watching the Yukon Quest a couple weeks ago the transmission locked on my walk-around lens and I couldn't manual focus at all, so I figured it was time to...

Posted by lwpetersen | February 10, 2014
Aurora Borealis – February 8, 2014

Another late night/early morning, surprise showing of the northern lights.  "No time! Run down the street with the camera in your pajamas!" The bands started to shimmer and move ....

Posted by lwpetersen | February 9, 2014
2014 Start of the Yukon Quest

Kate and I made it (barely) to the start of the Yukon Quest this year. We arrived at the start later than I had intended after breakfast, when I came...

Posted by lwpetersen | January 2, 2014
Aurora Borealis – January 1, 2014

You couldn't ask for much more; we had a phenomenal (if not short) northern lights display on the first night of the year 2014. I took the dog out for...

Posted by lwpetersen | December 26, 2013
Aurora Post Processing 2: Raw Therapee

As I eagerly await the release of GIMP 2.10 that will support both 16 and 32 bit color depth, I figured it's a fine time to continue what I started...

Posted by lwpetersen | December 25, 2013
Aurora Post Processing 1: White Balance and Noise using UFRAW

(For more in-depth editing, check out the second installment: Aurora Post Processing 2: Raw Therapee) I think a lot of people out there take some great shots of the northern...

Posted by lwpetersen | December 24, 2013
December 08, 2013 – website updates and some aurora from last night

*A few site updates today: I have a new facebook page where I'll be posting a lot of content over the next few weeks and hopefully holding a raffle for...

Posted by lwpetersen | November 4, 2013
Autumn light in the interior

One day you wake up and realize it's already a few days into November. What happened? It's really sad because there's not a lot to do outside right now. There's...

Posted by lwpetersen | October 31, 2013
Pulsating aurora

On the morning of October 30 I woke up and went outside to use the outhouse, like everyone does in the morning, and the sky was pulsing green. Pulsating aurora...

Posted by lwpetersen | October 3, 2013
Evening stroll at UAF | October 2, 2013

Kate, Moose, and I took another long walk, this time on the UAF trails. It won't be long before most of the trails are closed for skiing only, so we're...

Posted by lwpetersen | September 30, 2013
Sunrises and rainy day walks

The color in the sky before we got to UAF on Friday was spectacular. It faded quickly as the Sun broke over the horizon. I just barely managed to get...