When I first got out of the car, I was disappointed because I thought there was a lot of haze in the sky. My photo buddy and I decided we should just do a few test shots, to see what showed up. Imagine our excitement, when that haze turned out to be the aurora. After our eyes adjusted to the dark, we could sort of make out the soft pinks. This far south, it’s pretty tough to see the lights with the naked eyes.
This was actually one of the first test shots I did. That means I didn’t set up the composition at all. I basically pointed the camera north and tried to keep the horizon level. It turns out the lights were the best during the test shots, so I decided to edit and share the colors.