Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Town Aurora

Town Aurora

 

On my way home one morning, I could see the northern lights in the sky. The aurora stretched across the northern horizon as I was driving. By the time I got home to get my camera, the lights were already fading, so, I set up on my front sidewalk and shot across the street. What I couldn’t see when driving was the radiating pulsing in the lights. Unfortunately you can’t capture the movement in still photography.

In the best light…

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I Love The Nightlife

I Love The Nightlife

 

Very similar to Wednesday’s post, this shot is zoomed in a little more and the light is a bit more intense. You can barely make out the constellation the Big Dipper through the aurora and there are bits of orange and yellow in the middle.

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Aurora And Meteor

Aurora And Meteor 15/11/04

 

We were on our way home from a dinner with friends in Red Deer, and as we turned off the highway, the spectacle was unfolding. We quickly found a nearby spot not far from the highway and started shooting. We were so close you can still see some red taillights on the left hand horizon. There is even a meteor gracing the frame with an early sighting from the Taurid meteor shower.

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Orion And Aurora

Orion And Aurora

 

We had an opportunity to get a quick photo shoot in on November 3 and came away with a few good shots. From where we live, just north of Calgary, the Northern Lights are exactly that, from the north. Sure, they can me in the northwest or in this case northeast, but mostly north of west or east. On this night, the aurora just crossed the line, as you can see by the power line running to the east. I was able to include the constellation Orion in this composition.

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Prairie Aurora

Prairie Aurora

Sitting out in the cold finally paid off. We got a small light show at about 2:30 AM. I had been firing off multiple frame sequences with my Triggertrap (free app $35.00 cable/dongle) there was just a hint of color for the first half hour. The action lasted about 15 or 20 minutes.

In the best light…