“Spirits in the Sky” – One Last Look at the Amazing Aurora Display of June 1st 2013

All aurora nights start with the same intention. “Oh I’ll just get out for an hour and be in bed by midnight…” Somehow I keep getting caught up taking in the celestial displays and end up staying out for much later than that. Some shows warrant not going back to bed at all. The night…

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November Lights – A Look Back on this Week’s Aurora Displays

It’s been an exciting (and sleep-deprived) week in the mountains of Banff National Park. Daytime for me was spent working on outdoor shoots for local clients as well as doing some landscape photography instruction. Both clients and participants were great to work with and made the last few days extremely rewarding. I am thankful to…

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Nature’s Fireworks: 15 Images of Auroras Over Banff National Park (July 15, 2012)

In an effort to view the much anticipated northern lights event of July 15th in complete wilderness, two friends and I decided to make the trip into the remote Scott Duncan Hut on the Waputik Icefield. As a keen nighttime photographer I knew that, if the skies cleared, the hut would provide a perfect viewpoint…

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“Skies Ablaze” – Another Aurora Night at Lake Minnewanka

Yet another sleepless night spent at Lake Minnewanka last night. And it was worth it. Immediately after returning to Banff from an evening ascent of Narao Peaks, I noticed the data looked good for a light show so I hastily made my way to my favorite aurora watching spot, Lake Minnewanka. The aurora danced on…

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Aurora Watching Web Resources

The big “FAQ” for me has always been “which northern lights prediction websites do you recommend?” No matter how much one monitors the data available, viewing the aurora always involves an element of unpredictability. Familiarizing yourself with the following resources should improve your chances.

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An Unforgettable Morning

I just wrapped up 10 days of shooting all over the Mountains Parks with the crew from Mountains in Motion and the project is coming together very nicely. We encountered everything during those 10 days, including the snowstorm of the year, and the aurora of the year during our very last hours of shooting. Doug…

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Abraham Lake Aurora

The last few days have been action-packed as I have been spending time all over the mountain parks with the other members of the Mountains In Motion crew to gather new material for the film. Here is a still from a long time-lapse sequence captured at beautiful Abraham Lake, Alberta a few nights ago. The…

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