Northern Lights, Kenai Lake

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Chugach, Photos, Travel 10 Comments

Northern lights over Kenai Lake, Alaska.

Northern lights over Kenai Lake, Alaska.

This was about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday night – what a great show!  I had been out the night before until about 2:00 a.m., and didn’t get anything, so it was nice to have some success this night.  Since this is typically a winter event – getting a reflection in unfrozen water was kind of a nice bonus.

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  1. Beautiful!

    I’ll probably never get a chance to photograph something like that, but I’m curious–how long of an exposure do you need for such a scene?

  2. The shot’s just awesome! You were both lucky- and you did a great job here, Ron! 🙂

    I didn’t get to see the light, because I only heard about it 30 minutes after it was over. Darn! We don’t see the northern light here, in the southern of Norway, often, but it’s very common up north.

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    Thanks everyone!

    This was with a Canon 5D II with a 28-70 f/2.8 lens at 28mm and f/2.8 for 6 seconds.

    I was going to sell that lens when I picked up the 24-105, but held on to it just for northern lights since it is a f/2.8 versus a f/4.

    @ Renate Too bad you missed it – sounded like you had a better show – it started to fade before turning dark here. Thanks.

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