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Old 10-01-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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It's raining here, it sucks.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Clear-ish here, but I haven't seen anything. We don't get much love from the sun 'round these parts.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:20 AM
 
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Thank you all for the beautiful photos. I would LOVE to one day be able to go to Alaska and see the Northern Lights.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Love the above photos. Haven't uploaded photos to this site before, so giving it a shot.

The following are from two lovely Auroras on 2/6-7 and 2/7-8/2012, taken from my 'home away from home' on Cleary Summit.

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I especially like thos pictures...

Auroras are so pretty...
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:46 AM
 
Location: alaska
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good show on now in the valley
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Yea it was strong for about an hour here in Anchorage.


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Old 10-13-2012, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Bethel tonight.













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Old 10-13-2012, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Nice!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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They got better!













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Old 10-13-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Oh my gosh I am kicking myself! The other night I took some aurora photos but they all turned out noisy because I accidentally changed my ISO from 400 to 800. Hard to maneuver the camera on the tripod with gloves on without touching this part of the camera. Well tonight we had a magnificent show so I rushed right out to photograph them. And forgot to change my ISO back to 400. ARGGG! But I did figure out how to use my 2 second delay timer so as to prevent fuzzies from slight movement caused by pushing the button. Oh yea, we also had a bit of a scare. I'll just copy and paste that part.

I was standing out there in my secret aurora photographing location enjoying the show. My 11 year old daughter Olivia was with me. I no longer look at my secret spot quite so fondly as "something" scared the crap out of us. Twice. I have since found another lovely little spot that is not quite so out in the woods and much closer to home.

At first I thought it was just the long grass blowing in the wind. It was pretty breezy and we aren't used to much of that. Then I heard it again. Something, "right over there". We were standing on the drivers side of my 4 runner. I told Olivia to go get in. She didn't know anything was going on. By the time she got around to her side she heard it too and was saying, "what is it what is it!!!!!?" That kid can move fast. We jumped in and I turned on the headlights and could see NOTHING! No, moose or bear or even a little fox. So after a few minutes to let my heart quit beating out of my chest, and talking to my friend Lori on the phone. The lure of the lightshow and my camera, which was still on the tripod out in the meadow, forced me back outside. Olivia stayed in, I stood by my door. After a while, I heard it again. Jumped back in the car for a while. Rinse, repeat. Third time I gave up. I'm not big on getting scared. On the way home though, we found a perfect little spot with no power lines and got the auroras right over our cabin. Sorry these are so noisy but you can get the idea at least.







The whole sky was lit up!






I just ordered a wide angle lens for my birthday present to myself.
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