A took pictures of the Northern Lights!

Last night Shane and I were watching an episode of criminal minds and I got a text from my friend Alonni saying the northern lights were out and would I like to go to the river with them to see them?  Of course I did!  Now these northern lights were nothing like the lights the other night.   Let me count the differences.  These were dull, slow and hard to see.  The other night they were fast, sharp, all over the sky and had visible bands of pink in them.  Don’t be deceived, the camera can capture much much more light in 30 seconds than we can with our eyes.  We saw very little of the purple ourselves, the camera saw a lot more.  The problem with 30 second exposures is that the earth moves within those seconds and the stars are actually blurry.  Now, I did enhance these pictures a tiny bit, to cut out on a little of the noise, but I tried to do as little as possible.  I wish I could have filmed the lights the other night, but they were over so fast that by the time Ryan got to the river they were gone.  I’m so thankful it was above freezing for my inaugural trip!  I don’t think there will be too many more of those!IMG_7685 IMG_7662 IMG_7678

4 Comments on A took pictures of the Northern Lights!

  1. Michelle Geerts
    September 24, 2014 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    Wow that is just spectacular! And those were dull huh? That might just be the best perk of northern living.

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  2. Carolynn
    September 24, 2014 at 10:00 am (3 years ago)

    Wow!!!

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  3. Momma H.
    September 26, 2014 at 12:06 am (3 years ago)

    These are beautiful pictures! Dull or not! They are amazing!

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  4. Dini Geerts
    September 26, 2014 at 8:45 am (3 years ago)

    that is glorious! We used to see them in Michigan and Northern Ontario, and we would stay up for hours watching that spectacle.

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