But I still ain’t that good.
This was my second attempt here in Yellowknife, third attempt over all at photographing the Aurora. Ironically, I still this my first attempt was the best. Nonetheless I keep trying.
The lights were not very bright while I was out this evening (about 11:30pm). I’ve been told there normally at their best from 1am – 3am, but I just don’t have the dedication yet to stay awake or get up again to go out and shoot.
This is however one of the “better:” ones I got this evening:
I like the element of the houseboat in the photo, but I must admit to some Photoshop trickery.
There is no way I could have lit up the foreground while keeping the Northern Lights so bright, so what I did, is brighten the foreground myself. I used the quick-select tool, got all the foreground and then upped the exposure. Seemed to work, although you can tell it was processed by the amount of noise you can see.
Next time I go Aurora hunt I should try two things:
- Wait until there are real good lights. Be patient. Go far out-of-town, away from light pollution.
- Be a man. Do the right fing. Err, I forgot what the second thing was.
Well until next time, send me all your tips. I need all the help I can get.
Just another one to look at.