Tonight the Northern Lights were out here in Alaska. From my Facebook feed, it sounded as though they were out all over the state. And Alaska is a big place.
So I got my camera and went to the park behind our house and tried my hand at Aurora Photography. It was my first time. It took a bit of getting used to. Focusing in the dark was tough. Waiting for cars to move around with their headlights was tough. Finally, I got some passable shots.
Here are a few.
As someone who recently “rediscovered” the M setting on my Digital Rebel T2i, this was a good read. This might be a little too novice for some, but is a great reminder of how to get good photos, of you’re willing to work at it.
I know I got very caught up in the P mode for a while and the green box when I got an automatic camera. Look! I don’t have to think anymore to get good shots.
My recent switch to M mode had made my photos a little better. I think more about the shots, and get the exposure I want instead of what the camera wants.
The statue overlooking the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC taken by Jason Hodges