Minne Wanka and the Glow Factory
In March 2015 I visited Iceland and was treated to several nights of absolutely stunning aurora. Living in California means that I'm too far south to ever see the sky turn green and dance, but I had high hopes that we might see a bit of the northern lights while spending 6 days at Banff National Park.
On our first night in Banff there was a possibility that the northern lights would come out. Willie and I dashed off to Lake Minnewanka, which had a clear view of the northern sky, and waited. Only an extremely small patch of sky managed to glow green and that was the last of the aurora that we saw during the whole trip.
While waiting for the aurora I happened to turn around with my camera and point it back towards Mt. Inglismaldie. My guess is that light pollution all the way from Calgary was enough to cause these clouds to glow orange (the town of Banff is further southwest, or to the right). I loved looking back at this mountain range and seeing the clouds glowing, while the snowy river bank framed the photo.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
14mm, f/2.8, 20 sec, ISO 3200
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