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Posted May 4th, 2015

Neon Tempest

The past two months apparently provided a lot of strong auroral activity, but we saw little of it in the Whitehorse area as our weather patterns kept us under cloud much of the time. However, during the darker part of the lunar cycle in mid-April, the clouds relented sufficiently one night to reveal one of the better displays of northern lights I have seen. Some fine tuning of white balance and saturation brought out the neon colours nicely. This was probably my last chance at aurora photography for the season ... we are at the point now where the nights are getting very short and very soon we will be into three months without darkness.
Pentax K-5, Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC, 15 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 1100