Northern Lights

Last week Wednesday night the bright Northern Lights covered much of the sky for a short period of time. As soon as I stepped outside, the lights were clearly visible in town, even with the Banff street lights. I decided that was the night I was going to take pictures of the Northern Light from town. Went to few location including next to the Bow River. The brightness from the town lights  made it difficult getting the reflection on the water of the lightsbut I was able to for some of the stars, including the  big dipper. It was a night losing some sleep over.

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Northern Lights

Less then a week ago the night sky was lit up with Northern Lights, they were so bright in Banff National Park, one could see them in the town of Banff surrounded by street lights. It seems like  half of the town was up to watch, while the other half slept, only to find out in the morning what they missed. There are far more reliable place to watch Northern Lights in Canada, but that night you would have thought Banff was on that list. When you can look south and or stand in town and still see the lights, then it was a special night..  If you missed it, eat chocolate everyday until the next aurora borealis night. 
 

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Most of the times when we get northern Lights in Banff, we don't see the colours, just a glow in the northern sky. This was the case few weeks back when I decided to go out and take pictures of it. My camera's sensor being more powerful than my eyes, they were able to pick up the green. Then it was matter of finding some open water and compose a picture.

Until next moment,

Amar

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

As soon as I stepped outside around 11 pm, I could see the flicking of light in the dark sky, the Northern Lights were dancing. After a quick drive, I was on a trail I walked more times then I can count. With light on my head and in hand, I stopped along the the section of the rivers that had the calm water to take pictures from, I was the only one there taking pictures. I wanted to avoid where the crowds were, but after few hours I head in that direction, hoping most had made their way home. I was right, I found a quite spot shared by one other, who was out there for the same reason, to watch nature's firework. 

Until next moment.

Amar

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Few nights ago we had an amazing Northern Lights show in the park. The lights were visible as soon it was dark and continued most of the night. I spent time on both side of the Bow Valley taking pictures, at times the lights were visible any direction I looked. I only left for home when the show winded down, what a night.

Until next moment,

Amar

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights over Peyto Lake

It was a good thing I had the following day off, because the night was short the northern lights did not become visible until well after mid-night and few hours later dawn was on its way. But before that took place, many of us got to see a beautiful light show in the sky, thanks to the Northern lights. One of the brightest moment was seeing a very bright shooting  star, did not get a picture of it, but something my brain will never let me forget. Once I was finish shooting the lights, I though I get an hour of rest before getting pictures of the sunrise. I was too excited to get any rest, before I knew it I was looking for a different spot to take pictures of the sunrise around Peyto Lake. The sunrise was great as well, picture of that a  another time. 

Until next moment, 

Amar 

Northern Lights over Mtn Rundle

I thought I was heading for my bed, but an email came through, indicating there was a possibility of Northern Lights. Ten minutes later I was on my way out and another ten minutes more, I was taking pictures of Northern Lights. Even though the camera's sensor sees lot more then my naked eyes, the more my eyes got used to the night, the better the lights got.

Until next moment,
Amar

 

 

Northern Lights over Sundance

As great as it was seeing the northern lights last Friday, the camera's sensor always picks up more colours and details. For this images I was actually looking south, the light show was that good. The moon was making its way up and helped bring out the blue sky and the details in the landscape as well. It was a beautiful night worth losing sleep over.

Until next moment,

Amar