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Gorgeous Timelapse “Alberta Aurora – Prairie Light” by Zoltan Kenwell “InFocus Imagery”

Posted on April 27, 2012 in Photography

Gorgeous Timelapse “Alberta Aurora – Prairie Light” by Zoltan Kenwell “InFocus Imagery”

I’m never get tired of watching these time-lapse videos of the Aurora. There is something about the colorful views that puts me in both trance and peace. Zoltan Kenwell is one lucky photographer who happens to have quite easy access to some of the most gorgeous views I’ve seen. In the videos below, you’ll see some of the segments that were shot just by simply pointing your camera up to the sky. At only 16ºC (that’s only about 61ºF), I’d say this is not as extreme as I’ve seen in other conditions, in which case the temperature is sub-zero.

Be sure to check out Kenwell’s website HERE, which has a ton of images and good blog posts.

On April 23/24, 2012 Earth experienced a G=3 geomagnetic storm. The Kp index, a measure of magnetic field, peaked at 6.33 out of a maximum of 9. The result of this disturbance created this Aurora event.

It was a beautiful spring night on the Alberta prairies. Temperatures were steady at 16 deg C with very light winds. As you can see there was some cloud cover, but I was able to get far enough away from it to still get a great view of the show.

Canon 5D Mark II
EF16-35mm f2.8
EF 24mm f1.4 ver 2
EF 15mm f2.8 Fisheye.

This is my first video compilation. I hope you like it

I was watching the data throughout the day. As soon as the sun went down I could see a very bright display right in the center of my city! So I headed north to get away from all the light pollution. It well worth the drive. Auroras were so high in the sky I actually photographed them with my camera pointing a little bit south! It was a fantastic display that I will not forget! When cloud cover got too thick I just changed locations to find another window to shoot through.

Canon 5D2 24mm f1.4 and 16-35mm f2.8. 5-15sec @ ISO1250-1600.


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