View from the rocks
Norhtern lights as seen from the rocks of Bird Point, AK
The end to a spectacular beginning of the aurora season. This was shot around 4am, but the aurora lasted for another hour or so. Unfortunately I was too tired and needed to go to bed.
Taken on the night of 9/10/2018. This was just before the Aurora storm storm really took off. The tide was just starting to go out and the wind speed was around 5mph. This made the perfect condition for a great reflection.
STEVE made a surprise visit along side the Aurora. Making it very hard to decide on what I should shoot first. STEVE will usually hang around for about 30 minutes to an hour.
The auroras lights the beach with its ghostly glow .
Beach Bonfire 2
Ribbon of color streaks across the sky. Spectacular night of aurora watching on the morning of 9/11
The small forest of Bird Point has been set ablaze with the neon fire of the auroras.
STEVE, milkyway, and northern lights
STEVE, milkyway, and northern lights. Captured on the morning of 9/11 along the seward highway
The northern lights are a pretty amazing sight to see in person. To the naked eye they aren't as brillant due to humans poor night vision, they are still quite the sight to see. On this particular night, at a KP 6, they were bright enough that I didn't need a flashlight to see in the dark.
Bonfire on the beach
A beautiful night of firey auroras in south central Alaska. To get to this spot I had to walk through a pretty dark forest. This time of the year the danger of running into a bear is still pretty high. The reward of being down on the beach to see this was well worth the scary walk through the woods.
I'm patiently waiting for the storm to get started. It didn't disappoint a few minutes later the static green begin to shift and dance across the sky.
I really liked this spot along the Seward Highway. I like how the patterns in the mudflats look like the auroras in the sky. with a KP 6 there was almost no need for a flashlihgt. This was shot on the morning of 9/11/2018 along the seward highway.
Camping under the heavens
Camping in style under the colors of the northern lights and the stars. The campered truck belongs to Todd Salat. I had the oppritunity to shoot along side Todd Salat on my last aurora photo trip of the season.
Capturing a whole lot of light in this picture. STEVE, auroras, and light trails from a passing car. The moonlight to the right of this picture softly lighting the mountains and foreground.
Time to reflect
Another shot of Bird Creek from last nights auroras.
For more info on STEVE see this link- https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/mystery-of-purple-lights-in-sky-solved-with-help-from-citizen-scientists
A low to mid level KP was predicted for last night in South central Alaska. Luckily it ended up being more torwads the mid level forecast. This was taken along the banks of Bird creek as the tide was coming in from the Turnagain Arm.
Bird Creek, AK
Bird creek, AK. I was luck to catch the reflection on the incoming tide.
Moon, Moon, Moon
Right now my daughter is really into Laurie Berkner band, My daughters favorite song from that band is Moon, Moon, Moon. Every time she sees this picture she starts to sing, "Moon, Moon, Moon.."