Aurora Borealis -
The Northern Lights aren’t typically subject to the black and white treatment, but that’s how I saw them at Kiruna, Sweden, earlier this year, and that’s basically what this blog is about!
A few people have asked if they looked as impressive in real life as they do in pictures, the single image captured by a camera is actually far more striking than the moment in real life as pictures are typically long exposures, so in this case what you are seeing is actually 20 seconds combined. That being said, even at 10mm, the photos don’t even begin to capture the scale of the display, they literally spanned the entire sky and were constantly changing. It was a mesmerising display that was enough to make us forget it was about -12oC for the 45 minutes or so we were watching them.
Getting back inside my camera was immediately covered in condensation that promptly froze. It was a little disconcerting seeing ice on the front element of my lens, but it all thawed out OK in the end.