Photographer's Note

I just returned from a long trip in Alaska. I took a few nice shots that I will try to share once I process everything. For now, here's an image of the Northern Lights that I took from the Arctic Circle. By Alaska standards, this greenish display is so-so. Many displays have red, purple, pink and other colors. I saw some of that but wasn't able to photograph during those times. For this shot it was about minus 30 degrees F, and operating the camera was very, very difficult. The wind was howling, too, and some of my other shots have camera shake. For this one I popped a hand-held flash three times at 2/3 output to illuminate the trees and little outhouse (yes...a loo). Exposure was 30 sec. Any longer and the stars show trails. The experience motivated me to try again.

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Additional Photos by Ted Alan Stedman (tAs) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 112] (588)
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