What would I do without my cell phone? How did people survive without them? OK…I DO have a nice iPhone. I would bet I use it less than 99% of all other human beings with a cell phone. But there are times it comes in handy. At about 10:00 last night I was about to go to bed, when the phone beeped with a notice. I have an app called “Solar Monitor” that you can use to track solar weather, and it said that a “moderate storm” was in progress.
Since it was a Friday night and I could sleep in this morning, I grabbed my camera and went out to try to take some shots. I would say that the Northern Lights this time were much better than they were several weeks ago when I was able to see and photograph them for the first time ever. Last time, it was a glow on the horizon, without much appearance of movement or any distinct features. Last night, there was a short stretch where you could see them with the naked eye quite well, and could see the changing patterns of the “curtain” of light.
I’m still not the greatest at photographing them however! Part of it is my equipment. I just never shoot landscapes and the like so don’t really have a great wide-angle lens. But who am I kidding, it’s not just equipment. I have no idea what I’m doing trying to shoot them! After a lot of experimentation last night I came up with something that at least produced a decent looking image.
A nice unexpected night of photography!!