1:47am. Bathroom break. Drank too much water tonight. OK, and the 2 glasses of port probably contributed. No matter.
Should I peek outside? Aurora prediction is only a 2 tonight (out of 7). Why not? Open door, instantly gasp. A bright green band runs across the sky, like some outlandish milky way.
Quickly throw on extra layers, camera bag, tripod. Cold night. I can see my breath.
A few hastily grabbed shots. A haphazardly grabbed photograph can be better than no photograph. One of the lessons I learned from the great departed mountain photographer Galen Rowell is to grab whatever shot you can when the moment presents itself without worrying about perfection. THEN re-focus and re-imagine the scene. Spend too much trying to make the shot “just right” and the shot is often gone.
The lights quickly fade. They tend to come in waves. Run inside to throw on…
View original post 279 kelime daha