Before leaving for another 10 day venture in the arctic, here is one photo taken during my previous trip last week, late one evening when the aurora spilled across the sky. It was taken about 2:00am, in the Brooks Range, on a nearly new moon evening. In retrospect I would have shortened the exposure a little, perhaps from 13 seconds to 8 seconds, which would have frozen the shape a tad more, and the brightness of the aurora could have sustained the reduced time. Bumping the exposure from 800 to 1600 would also reduce time, but I’m a slow convert to the 1600 ISO range, although in can produce some amazingly grain free images. I’ll be seeking for more aurora borealis displays on the second photo tour I’m guiding over the next 10 days.