I have done very little aurora photography this year. It is surprising considering last year I did it so much but I shifted. I got bored with the aurora. To me every time I saw the aurora, while aways spectacular (plug: come visit), it was just the same. The same thing over and over again.
Sure many will say there are things you can do to make it catchy. Do it by a lake, cabin, with people in it, more landscapes, etc. But there is still a serious lack of story there for me.
What I have found is that I’m looking for more than a photo. I’m looking for a story. Not a hard hitting, top secret story, just any story. It could be the simplest thing because even that simplest little story has a much greater connection for me.