Last night I was stumbling around the internet and I came across a Northern Lights alert that said the aurora activity was at storm level. I thought I would duck down to the lake to have a look at what I could see and perhaps shoot something. In Whistler we can only see the Northern Lights if they are extremely active, unfortunately for me it was a very cloudy sky.
I did take a few shots though, to get some practice shooting at night and testing out a few different exposure settings. Photography in general is all fairly new to me, and night sky shooting is a complete puzzle so it was definitely good to try it out. What amazed me a lot was how much light my lens was taking in. It was a very bright moon, which was behind some clouds but apparently that didn’t matter.
When I got home I played around with the images in Photoshop and came up with a couple of rough edits. It’s truly amazing what you can do it that program and I cannot wait until I get a clear night and an active sky. Hopefully I don’t have to wait too long.