May 10, 2012
Focusing on Alaska's Beauty
Author: K. Fields
The Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomonen that appears every winter here in Alaska that everyone who lives here look forward too. This year we had some exceptional displays of lights spreading across the skies.
Aurora Near Small Creek
I would like to take this time to introduce Sebastian P. Saarloos, an up and coming photographer who already has a following for his beautiful photograhy.
For some reason in our area there seems to be mostly bright green color in the Northern Light displays. I have no idea why. In other areas there can be pinks, blues, reds, besides the common white shades. Green to me means "new" so I am happy with our beautiful displays of Aurora Borealis.
Here is a link from Wikipedia that has some amazing and interesting facts about 'Auroras'
Wikipedia - Aurora
I have tried to take pictures of the Northern Lights, but they never seem to be as beautiful as the real thing. And I know it can be done, just look at Sebastian's beautiful photos. So I have been studing up on how to do it, I have used this link for some pointers:
How to Photograph the Northern Lights
Maybe I can get this figured out.
Flame Shaped Aurora
It is always nice to read descriptions and studies of the Aurora Borealis. This past winter of 2011/12 we have had some major Solar Storms that have caused the Aurora Borealis to show up in many other places that normally do not have Aurora displays. Here is a link that explains 'Solar Storms' and the reaction we see with the Northern Lights displays.
Solar Storms and Aurora Borealis
"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream." - Vincent Van Gogh
Dancing Streaks of Aurora
"It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination." - Henry David Thoreau
Beautiful Swirly Aurora Over a Lake
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be." - Anne Frank
Northern Light Filled Skies
"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures." - Vincent Van Gogh
In the meantime...as we say good-bye to Winter and the Aurora Borealis displays, and get ready to enjoy the beauty that Summer brings to Alaska, I will end this post with this quote: "Earth and sky.. are excellent school masters and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books" - John Lubbock
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