Photographing Aurora Borealis over Northumberland -15th July 2012

Photographing Aurora Borealis over Northumberland -15th July 2012

Photographing Aurora Borealis over Northumberland -15th July 2012

We’ve just had quite the light show from last night’s (15th July) Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the coast here in North Northumberland.

It started a little slowly, I almost gave up having stood out in the chilly July evening for over 30 mins without so much as a flicker. Then it all started and lasted 40 minutes before it seemed to calm and I decided to call it a night. But before then the aurora danced around the sky sweeping in in waves. I’d never seen them like this before, in fact I’d only seen them once before.

This is the 1st time I’ve shot the Northern Lights, so it was all a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of shoot. This is a 25 second shot, ISO 500 at f/6.3. I’ve no idea if this is good or “right” but the result isn’t bad at all! This has been processed in LR 4.1.
Anyone have any tips on night sky processing techniques or workflow?

More shots to come over the next few days. For 1st view always keep an eye on my Google+ profile

 

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Andy Gray

Andy is a Northumberland UK based Freelance Photographer, web and print designer. Selling images from http://photos.andrewsgray.com.

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