Sunday, January 22, 2012

Still Looking

There was a big solar flare this week.  There were reports that we might see Northern Lights!  I have never seen them (it is one of my bucket list items).

I went out after dark.  I drove out of town out to a small rise by an open field.  It was cold and windy.  There were a few inches of snow on the ground.

I set the camera up on a stand, pointed it to the north, and tried some 60 second exposures.  After a half hour of freezing my hands and feet, I came home to see if I had anything.


You could see the glow of the city to the north.  Some of the shots were away from the glow of the city, but they did not show the Northern Lights.

I spun the camera around and took a few shots of Orion.  Kinda nice . . .

You got to keep looking up!

1 comment:

Holly Knott said...

I love that top shot with the golden glow. Would also love to see the Northern Lights myself!