I just returned from my week vacation to Canada with my sister. It was a fantastic trip and I already want to go back. For the most part the weather didn’t cooperate much. Other than the first and last days, we had off and on rain and snow and cold. But we didn’t let that stop us from doing anything.
The first night my sister got a message from a friend in Minnesota saying that they had Northern Lights there and we should see if we could see them in Alberta. Sure enough, we had Northern lights. So at 11:45 at night we drove to a nearby park to get away from town lights and watched the Northern Lights for about an hour. It was the first time I’ve had an opportunity to photograph them. These were all at taken at my 4.5 aperture, 15-30 second exposure, and ISO of 1250. I was amazed at how much the mountains came through as it was a pretty dark night.
This was very exciting for us. I hadn’t seen the Northern Lights since I was a kid growing up in northern Minnesota. It was a magical start to our vacation.