I attended a "Winter Skies" session in Churchill, Manitoba last week. My brother is one of the instructors for this course. Five days basking in -26C to -47C temperatures depending on the wind chill factor. This image was taken at about 2am in the morning. The colours are not so visible to the naked eye but the digital sensor does a great job of recording them.
Ahh this is awesome! Probably you're enjoying it much more now in retro-spective. -47 C???? All the images are great but your main choice is my personal favorite. I find the Aurora most impressive there and well spread over your image. Look at all the stars, no light pollution will hurt these skies up there. This is wonderful, Phil, a Fav.
Oh! Wow! Stunning! Seeing an aurora is one of those bucket-list things, but I think I will have to do with not crossing that one off. We have a friend who went to Iceland some years ago and then this year to northern Norway and still hasn't seen one. You have to be lucky I guess.
I like all the images, but this one would be my preference too.
This is something we would like to see with "our own eyes". I think in the future it will be a travel goal :).
Only the low (very low) temperatures could slow down our willing ....
Very nice images! The stars are sharp and you also captured the more uncommon reds. As we all agree, the main is a big winner; still the curtain effect above the motel is also very striking. The cold does make the shooting a challenge. I had a warm place steps away in Fairbanks, I'd been looking at a place in Yellowknife, when I got the text about a big show near Fairbanks, The other place I'd considered was a Hurtigruten Cruise HLJ, Patricia
This photo doesn't need much words. It's fascinating and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us! The series is a real treat! Photos to be proud of, very proud - and worth the effort!
A map view would be interesting here.
Greetings from still winterly Germany!
Great series, and it is good to know that the digital sensor can pick up more colors, cause I often wonder how well we actually see it. Because all the photo we saw are so intense with this northern light that sometimes I had a hard time believing it is that intense...or I'm just being a skeptic when it come to photography these days with photoshop and people exaggerating thing in their photos...Great shot, all of them. the main for sure is the best. I also like the second with the diagonal lines...love the stars too.
I don't really have a bucket list but if I did seeing the Aurora would definitely be on the top. interesting to read that this was not viable to the naked eye, I didn't know that.
Stunning image to be proud of Phil
I remember the same thing in Iceland. The colors were extremely faint to the point were it could have been a visual illusion, but then looking at the LCD screen of the camera and later at the monitor the colors were there! Magnificent!!!