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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Foto Story #82-- Aurora Borealis

Last Wednesday after helping the youth prepare gift baskets, we came home to settle in and the phone rang. It was my friend letting us know that the northern lights or aurora borealis was visible out the door. How cool is that? We all ran down to stand in the freezing air and watch the lights in the sky. The kids quickly lost interest, it think because of the bitter cold temps one had to endure to view them but I was like: "OK how do I capture these? What settings do I need to adjust?" After trying to ask my brother-in-law, I remembered that Aunt Claudia had given me some photography books and I ran in the house to consult them. To my surprise, there it was right on the page a suggested setting for taking pictures of the northern lights!! So I adjusted the settings and mounted the camera on my trusty tripod and headed for the door. Now my biggest problem was that it was so difficult to see if I had the manual focus focused. These are the best of my attempts at the Aurora Borealis:

This is actually the very first of 13 shots I took and it turned out the best. It was in great focus and so many strips of color showed up!
When I was looking at these with my naked eye I saw a hit of red and the white was more of a greenish tint, so it was interesting to see what the camera captured!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2010!!


Are You Serious! said...

♥ That looks awesome!

Steph said...

Wow! That's really cool! Happy New Year!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! How I would love to see the Northern Lights...and capture them in photographs would be a dream come true! I really love that last photo! Splendid sight!

Cecily R said...

I am still SUPER jealous that you get to see that in person....SO cool!

Happiest New Year Carrie!

Oh, AND. Wanna co-host with me next week?

latree said...

you are so lucky to be able to see it!
I only know about it from books and TV.


Chris said...

Maybe it's because I live in Utah -- but I can't imagine how I could ever get tired of looking at the Northern Lights. In fact, that's one of the things on my "bucket list." Very Beautiful!

Happy 2010, Carrie.

Emily said...

That is amazing that you go to see them!!! Seeing the Northern Lights is one of the things my husband and I really want to do!

Honey Mommy said...

That last picture is totally cool! I would love to see the northern lights some day!

angie said...

I have great memories of my dad waking me up to go out and see the Northern Lights. :)

Did I tell you that I've moved?

Jaina said...

Wow, those are absolutely beautiful! I would love to capture Aurora Borealis someday.