Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Without Warning



I wish I could have been at Crater Lake when the northern lights hit a few days ago. It's one of the most beautiful things you could ever watch, and I can never get enough. More found here.

From the man behind the magic above:

"I drove to Crater Lake National Park on the night of May 31, 2013 to photograph the Milky Way rising above the rim. I’ve waited months for the roads to open and spring storms to pass, so I could spend a solitude night with the stars. Near 11pm, I was staring upward towards a clear night sky when suddenly, without warning, an unmistakable faint glow of the aurora borealis began erupting in front of me. I quickly packed up my gear, hiked down to my truck, and sped to a north facing location. With adrenaline pumping, I raced to the edge of the caldera, set up a time-lapse sequence, and watched the northern lights dance until sunrise. The moon rose around 2am and blanketed the surrounding landscape with a faint glow, adding depth and texture to the shot. The last image in the sequence above shows the route of the International Space Station (ISS) which flew over at 2:35am."

1 comment:

blind irish pirate said...

This may sound hokey, but I feel like when the nature of the sky (eclipses, super moons, the aurora borealis, whatever) is seen, it's when heaven and earth meet for just a brief moment. I think that is why it is so awe-inspiring... that there is just this greater thing out there.

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