Its been quite on the blog here as I enjoyed a little vacation and have been completing my first E-Book, which I’m hoping to have ready before December 20. In the next few weeks I’ll be releasing the title and other details.
This is one of the images from that book, that I took in October during a magical aurora display in Alaska’s arctic. The distinctive shape is accentuated because the auroral curtain is directly overhead, in this viewing position it is referred to as a corona. Standing on the ground, one looks directly up at the undulating aurora curtain and the movement is often dramatic. The aurora brightness was very high in this moment and it required only a two second exposure, which helped isolate and further define the shapes. I’ve photographed coronas before but not like this one! What a fun night that was. The purple/violet and green colors are the most commonly observed in my experience.