I decided that instead of taking a close up zoom shot of the moon, I would photograph a night landscape instead.
The light of the full perigree moon made it seem as though I was shooting in daylight. But, if you look very closely you will see stars illuminated in the sky.
On this night spent an interesting 5 hours searching for the elusive northern lights, the (Aurora Borealis). It had at first appeared that I was not going to have any luck. The cloud cover was patchy and a bit thick at times. This made having good visibility difficult, but indeed added a certain ambiance to the photographs.
After I spent some time at the first location with no signs of the lights, I made my way further West to find a darker spot. Well, that’s when I was finally able to see some results. Perhaps, not the kind of jaw-dropping, eye-popping ones I had hoped to take, but I am very pleased with the results.
The night sky is alight with diffuse pastel prisms.
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