Friday, March 4, 2011

My quickie post of new Aurora pics!

 Sorry guys, not much text today (lucky you eh?) just a few new pics. I took a great group of people out to see the aurora on the 1st and I was lucky enough to schedule the event on the same day as an auroral storm! 

The first and pics are panoramics made from multiple photos in a eh? The files are huge...the first one is 1gb.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Full moon and ptarmigan!

 Well, we had quite the interesting week here in the Northwest Territories! There were some massive solar particle ejections this week and that mean aurora!  They hit us on the 17th and 18th, and were supposed to produce huge aurora storms, unfortunately the storms hit around 8am on Friday morning...not that great for photographing the aurora in the day time...blah!

But it turned into a few good nights of a photography because we had a bright full moon! This moon allowed me to photograph Alexandra falls at night. The light from the moon and reflection of light from the snow lit up the whole landscape. There were even a few visible aurora (they,re harder to see with a full moon).  I took 8 photographs at 6 seconds long at ISO 500 and F2.8 and I stitched the photos together for the panoramic...I'm quite pleased with the result!

After weeks and weeks of searching for ptarmigan, I finally found them..oy! There were about 5 that I was aware that I was photographing. Some enjoyed a little camera time and some didn't. But I'm so relieved to finally have my ptarmigan photos!