Saturday, January 16, 2016

North To Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park Alaska provided a rare opportunity to see a spectacular Northern Lights display early in the season. This was shot during my most recent trip there in late August last summer. I'm excited to be bringing a photo group back there this coming August. There are still a few spaces available.

With the Northern Lights, you never know when they will be visible, or how long they will dance around the sky. We were lucky and hit it right, going outside our lodge around 1AM. As if on schedule, there they were, all around us. They flowed across the sky in all directions. We had options of shooting nearly anyplace we aimed our cameras.

I was thrilled that everyone in the group got superb images. And no one complained about being up in the middle of the night!

I hope to be treated to a similar display when I return there with a group August 28 - September 2. Of course we will also take chartered boat trips to photograph whales, sea otters, puffins, and the famous glaciers.

There are only 5 spaces left, so please make contact right away to reserve your spot. Details are on the Awake The Light website here

Shutter Speed 15 seconds.  Aperture f/4.  ISO 800.  Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4L, set at 17mm.  Camera: Canon 5D Mark III.  Gitzo tripod with Really Right Stuff ballhead.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "This was one of the places people told me to go. It was one of the big trips you should take: Alaska."  --Jeff Goldblum

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