The aurora danced in the night sky repeatedly over the past two weeks during the photo tours I co guided with Hugh Rose in Alaska’s Arctic. We guided two groups of happy aurora photographers who left much more experienced in this technical endeavor than when they arrived. The photos captured by all on both trips were amazing. A big thank you to the participants for trusting your travel and photo adventures to us!
The star trail photo below ended about 4:30am as the emerging light of dawn becomes apparent along the eastern horizon. Including some object of interest in the foreground, along with the north star in the sky is a goal when making star trail photos. I would have doubled this exposure from 30 minutes to one hour, but daylight was coming quickly. The yellow light along the pipeline is caused by a passing vehicle that had a flashing light on top. We all blocked our lenses to prevent any lens flare, and the only light that resulted from the brief moment is the shine on the pipeline.