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A two image panorama of the aurora over one of the rock outcroppings on Murphy Dome. It was a nice, warm night to go snowshoeing, but really windy.
Aurora and Milky Way from Murphy Dome

Last night I strapped on my snowshoes to take a walk around Murphy Dome. It's not really my favorite spot, but it's a convenient location with a good view and a mostly dark sky. It's...

A bit of aurora shortly before the clouds rolled in - trees illuminated by the moon.
Photo of the week — “Aurora before the clouds”

It seems like every night the clouds roll in fast, no matter how nice of a day it may have been. I still managed to catch some brief glimpses of the aurora before the clouds...

Aurora Borealis – November 21, 2014
Aurora Borealis – November 21, 2014

With little to no snow on the ground I packed up my winter hiking boots instead of my ski boots and hiked slowly out to Angel Rocks (about 50 miles from Fairbanks). I had hopes...

Aurora Borealis – November 14, 2014
Aurora Borealis – November 14, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYjjI0WdZdg Well . . . last night was incredible. The aurora was out shortly after nightfall. Diffuse bands filled the sky between 8-11 pm. Shortly after 11 pm the sky exploded. I've never seen the...

Aurora Borealis – September 26, 2014
Aurora Borealis – September 26, 2014

Aurora in twilight - gallery | prints I love eating dinner, then walking out our door to sights like this. Any night I don't have to stay up until 4 am to watch the northern...

Highly Anticipated Aurora

Aurora band from US Creek Road overlooking the White Mountains. My mother and father in law have been to Fairbanks four times, including two very cold winter visits. To our dismay, over twenty nights in...

Last Aurora of the Season

Shortly after 11 pm on Friday (April 11) I walked outside to find the sky was still bright with twilight. The stars were shining, and the aurora was as bright as I've ever seen it...

Aurora Borealis – February 18, 2014

Definitely the best show of the year so far. Absolutely fantastic. I took out the new lens. Unfortunately I found one drawback to it: it is really easy to knock out of focus since there...

Aurora Borealis – February 8, 2014

Another late night/early morning, surprise showing of the northern lights.  "No time! Run down the street with the camera in your pajamas!" The bands started to shimmer and move . . . fast. This wasn't...

Aurora Borealis – January 1, 2014

You couldn't ask for much more; we had a phenomenal (if not short) northern lights display on the first night of the year 2014. I took the dog out for a snowshoe walk for a...

December 08, 2013 – website updates and some aurora from last night

*A few site updates today: I have a new facebook page where I'll be posting a lot of content over the next few weeks and hopefully holding a raffle for some prints and a canvas...

Pulsating aurora

On the morning of October 30 I woke up and went outside to use the outhouse, like everyone does in the morning, and the sky was pulsing green. Pulsating aurora frequently happens after an evening...

Day after Thanksgiving Aurora

The other evening we were met by green skies! Here is a time-lapse and a bunch of pictures. https://vimeo.com/55790487 Four time-lapse sequences. You may want to click on HD first.   Early in the evening...

First aurora shots of the season

It feels like I've been waiting for so long! The sky was almost completely overcast last night, but at midnight Kate was called to babysit. The dog started crying when she left so I went...

Another Aurora Timelapse

I started re-organizing my filesystem for my photos last weekend and I stumbled upon an aurora timelapse that I had never published. As it turns out, it is also one of my favorites so far....

Aurora . . . wait for it . . .

Here is a still image from two time-lapses stitched together (below) from early in the morning on March 13 (or really late March 12). The night started out pretty dull, but there was a lot...

Another time-lapse; Welcome March!

Purchase Prints or License | A still from the time-lapse below. It was a really good start to the month! At 12:30am I was editing the previous time-lapse and I saw on the computer screen...

First D7000 Timelapse

The Nikon D7000 is the first camera I've owned with a built in intervalometer. The aurora didn't seem incredibly active tonight so I decided this would be a good time to try it out, and...

I . . . am an idiot, but look how cool this is!

The aurora came out incredibly early, shining brightly in the twilight sky directly overhead. This night was one of the most incredibly gorgeous aurora displays I've seen yet. You should read Kate's story about it,...

Happy Valentine’s Day Aurora!

Valentine's Day is over and in standard form, I am sick. After a day of deteriorating health, Kate has talked me into staying at home today. Since I'm coughing, sneezing, my nose won't seem to...