Sunday, January 22, 2012
Arctic Mum Goes Northern Lights Chasing
Last night I was on a Northern Lights mission. I wanted to take amazing photographs of the green fire to show you all. Oh well, easier said than done.
I started off with surveying the situation at the pond at 8 pm. I chatted to a Dutch couple from the B&B across the road, and they enlightened me that the Northern Lights was particularly strong last night, number 5(?) So in this case: Don't ask the locals.
After researching on the internet how to capture the light, I brought my camera and tripod at ten pm. The Dutch were lying under some trees, God knows why - to avoid light pollution? (again, don't ask the locals) So I stumbled around on the ice, trying to find a place to shoot.
The sky exploded in green while I tried to focus - nope, I tried different shutterspeed and ISOs. In the end I was desperate and ran home to google more (Thank God for internet opening hours), I ran back and the fire went and on but I just didn't manage to capture it through the lense(s). So this one is all I came home with.
Did I mention it was cold last night? Yes it was. Freezing cold.
You should be rewarded for effort, right?