Lee Sacrey Photography – Lee's Chatter

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Third time’s the charm.

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Last night at around 10:15 pm I looked outside to see the Aurora in the night sky. Considering that Steve Schwarz and I have struck out on our last two Aurora photography outings I thought he needed a call. Within thirty minutes I was picking Steve up and we were off to capture the Northern Lights. Once out the lights didn’t look as spectacular as we had hoped but, there was no turning back, we would capture something. We went to a location where neither of us had ever been for an Aurora shoot and scouted it out in the dark. We took a few photos from several different areas and seemed to be enjoying our time out under the stars. After a while Steve had an idea, he thought it might be cool, to wear his headlamp and run up and down a hill (we were standing at the bottom) while I tried to capture an image. We did it a few times each with Steve running and me photographing. Soon we were heading home for the night, it was another fun photo shoot. Here are some of the images I created, including one of Steve’s headlamp. Enjoy, thanks for being around and as always Happy Shooting.


Image 1 - October 14, 2013



Image 2 - October 14, 2013



Image 3 - October 14, 2013



Image 4 - October 14, 2013



Image 5 - October 14, 2013



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Image 7 - October 14, 2013

Written by leesacrey

October 14, 2013 at 5:41 PM

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  1. One question: Is it really as light as it looks? I don’t know if its due to a long exposure, or if its not pitch black night?

    Helen Watson

    October 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    • Actually Helen it is a little of both. The moon was shining brightly giving us quite a bit of light for our foregrounds. The images even appeared to be a bit red on my LCD due to the amount of moonlight (and the camera deciding the white balance for the preview image). Also these photos range from 10 seconds to 25 seconds for a shutter speed so that combined with the moonlight provides the clarity you see here. During our time out the moon, at times, was bright enough that we could walk about without our headlamps or flashlights.


      October 15, 2013 at 12:20 AM

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