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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Day 7 - Northern Lights

On a freezing cold winter night, billions of sparkling stars cover the vast span of sky above me. The milky way, like a silvery snow covered highway across the sky. The half moon reflecting the sunlight. The camera is ready on the tripod, my eyes scanning the northern horizon. Shooting at 20 seconds a shot. Jack Frost biting at my fingers every time I press the release button. Then there it is, the green shimmer of Northern Lights. The reward for being patient.


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8 comments:

Karen said...

What splendor! I have seen the Northern Lights, and they are an awesome sight.

Green Goose said...

Oh...beautifully captured. Both in image and in words. I've always wanted to see that in person. Thank you for sharing this moment!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I would love to see them. You tease me.

The only lights on my horizon are from the local shopping centre.

Barb said...

You've shown me a marvel I've never seen in person. Thank you for watching and waiting until just the right moment.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This must be such a magical experience! Your words capture breathless excitement beautifully!

alfred booth said...

Never seen real northern lights. But love Allison Crowe's song of the same name.

teri said...

Your patience was worth your cold fingers. Some stones you have to be patient to see- so someday I will see the Northern Lights.

thesacredcave said...

Wow that is fantastic. Such a mystical experience! Great shot!