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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 out of focus since there is no lock and with the wide angle it’s really hard to tell if its in focus through the viewfinder in the dark. I lost a few photos as a result, but I guess you can’t win them all. I still walked away with over 100 photos (full gallery here) not including the timelapse from the 18th and the morning of the 19th:
Here are a few of the still images:
Then the whole sky was filled with a diffuse glow
The next morning there was a cool display of diffuse, drifting, pulsations in the sky – check it out in the video above (at about 1:00). I also have a collection of timelapses here: lwpetersenphotography.com