Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Night

Omega

Omega

 

I thought this looked like the Greek letter Omega, the last letter, kind of symbolizing the end. It was the end of our night out but the show continued on much later into the night.

In the best light…

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The Claw

The Claw

 

This one just looked like a big claw coming down from the sky.

In the best light…


All A Buzz

All A Buzz

 

There are times when the aurora gets really active and it starts moving around quickly. You never know what you’ll end up with in the camera. In this shot, it was different from when I clicked the shutter until when the exposure ended.

In the best light…


Light Bright

Light Bright

 

It’s been a bit of an Aurora drought around here lately, so please forgive me if I gush on about the G3 storm that occurred early on May 8th. The lights were so bright, we could see them before we left town. I didn’t have to worry about finding the absolute darkest site to shoot from either. There was enough light to illuminate the ground so minimal flashlights were used. My major worry was where to point my camera next. From about 20 degrees above the southern horizon the rest of the sky had aurora at some point in the night. You had to be there!

In the best light…


Aurora With Colour Streaks

Aurora With Colour Streaks

 

When I’m out at night shooting Aurora, the camera always picks up more than I can see with my naked eyes. There has to be some really intense colour for me to see it. My wife Sherri has an uncanny ability to see the nearly invisible colours in the aurora and can usually point me in the right direction.

In the best light…