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    July 9, 2013
    I was just on my way to bed when I received a call from my good friend Rob Peters. He was enjoying a spectacular show of majestic northern lights while sitting around a campfire in Winnipeg Beach and well ... he just had to tell me about it! So I went out for a drive around Dugald to have a look with my daughter. They were indeed very nice but sporadic as usual. The difficult thing about photographing northern lights is always trying to find interesting foreground. Not being in my usual 'favorite location', I had not pre-scouted the area so I had to work with whatever I could find in the dark of the night! It was also interesting to note that the fireflies were also busy emitting their own 'light'!

    I made a few images and then drove back home after a lull in auroral activity. On my return, I noticed that the northern lights were even stronger in my own bakcyard in the City of Winnipeg so I made a few more images! Thanks Rob!

    Browse through all the images in the Gallery by cliking on the image. Enjoy!
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  • Posted On:
    September 5, 2012
    My daughter called me from the Whiteshell last night to inform me that the northern lights were displaying. The auroras came in spurts but, for about an hour and a half, they were beautiful to see. I crawled into bed at 3 AM!
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    September 5, 2012
    The half moon lit up this landscape at Birds Hill Provincial Park as the northern lights danced throughout the sky. Besides the dominant green color, some reddish hues were also present. An AWESOME spectacle indeed!

    The image was made with a wide angle lens set at f 5.6 on a tripod-mounted camera set (ISO 800) for a period of 23 secs.
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    September 3, 2012
    Here is a second photograph I made of the northern lights early this morning. As is often the case, the display was not as exciting as promised - at least not at this latitude and not for the short time I was out!
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    September 3, 2012
    I captured this cottonwood with the northern lights hovering in the background shortly after 5 AM. Nearby Winnipeg city lights provide the orange glow while moonlight from the full moon lights up the stubble field.
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