Aurora Borealis spiral over a boreal forest
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015
Photo of the Week – “Northern Lights Spiral”

"Northern Lights Spiral" -- Photo of the week ending February 7, 2015 The northern lights in a spiral, from the display on February 1st, 2015. You can read about and...

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Incredible northern lights display over a snow-clad forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 26, 2015
Boreal Winter – Black and White, Day and Night

Welcome to the Alaska interior, welcome to the boreal forest. This is a unique biome. Coniferous trees dominate the landscape, yet stands of birch and aspen remain plentiful in many...

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Aurora over snow-covered forest.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 15, 2015
Photo of the week — “Northern Lights”

“Northern Lights” — photo of the week ending January 10, 2015 After about 20 minutes of bright aurora bands filling the sky, it seemed like the display was fading, the...

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Posted by lwpetersen | November 29, 2014
Aurora Borealis – November 21, 2014

With little to no snow on the ground I packed up my winter hiking boots instead of my ski boots and hiked slowly out to Angel Rocks (about 50 miles...

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Posted by lwpetersen | November 15, 2014
Aurora Borealis – November 14, 2014 Well . . . last night was incredible. The aurora was out shortly after nightfall. Diffuse bands filled the sky between 8-11 pm. Shortly after 11 pm the sky...

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Posted by lwpetersen | October 30, 2014
Aurora Borealis – September 26, 2014

Aurora in twilight - gallery | prints I love eating dinner, then walking out our door to sights like this. Any night I don't have to stay up until 4...

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Posted by lwpetersen | October 10, 2014
Highly Anticipated Aurora

Aurora band from US Creek Road overlooking the White Mountains. My mother and father in law have been to Fairbanks four times, including two very cold winter visits. To our...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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