Aurora Borealis ~ Oh What a Show!
November 3, 2015
The Aurora Borealis put on a fabulous show last night about midnight. I was lucky enough to catch it but can’t decide which shot I like best. I like them all for different reasons, but this is Photo #1 in the line-up, once the Aurora began her dance.
She was already making herself known when I arrived and I caught a shooting star as I set up my composition and camera settings.
And then she danced! Just after midnight, behind my town of White Salmon the party started. Photo #2.
It was chilly and dark and difficult to manage at first, but with each check of my camera’s LCD my excitement grew. Photo #3.
While my eye saw a dark clear sky filled with stars, Aurora continued showing herself on the back of my camera. Photo #4.
My eyes could only see what looked like a whitish cloud or fog on the horizon line where you see a greenish glow; and I could see columns of ‘mist’ rising from that. Photo #5.
If it were a stronger Aurora, I might have actually seen the color my camera displayed. Photo #6.
The wind was blowing clouds overhead so I knew my time was limited. Photo #7.
As Aurora danced in the Columbia River Gorge, so did I ~ to keep warm! And I drank coffee to stay awake. Photo #8.
My day started at 6 a.m., so this midnight hour was hard to keep. Photo #9.
The cold, the coffee and my excitement kept me shooting, dancing and laughing with delight! Photo #10.
I need your help! …… Photo #11.
I need you to help me decide which of these images to print! Photo #12.
You can vote for your favorite simply by commenting which numbered photo you like best. Photo #13.
As you can see, they’re all numbered: #1 – 16 ~ plus the Shooting Star shot. Photo #14.
What a magical night it was!! Only lasted for about an hour. Photo #15.
Just after 1 a.m. the clouds rolled in and covered the Aurora. Otherwise, I’d still be there. Photo #16.
Please let me know your favorite ~ in a comment here, via private message on Facebook, or via email ~ linda at steider studios dot com (all one word).