Posted by: kerryl29 | September 15, 2021

A Tease

Last Friday I returned from Alaska following a red eye flight from Anchorage to Denver and then a connecting flight to Chicago. That night, and Saturday morning, I slept 11 hours straight after going roughly 36 hours without sleeping at all. Between that and a couple of minor issues that cropped up after I returned, I was unable to produce a new blog post for this week in the usual timeframe. I hope to get the next installment from the trip to the desert southwest up early next week.

In the meantime, rather than scramble to post another substantive entry, I’m simply going to post an image from the Alaska trip (I’ve had a little bit of time to do some processing), without further commentary, in the hopes that it will whet viewers’ appetites.

Aurora Borealis, Maclaren River, Denali Highway, Alaska


  1. That’s gorgeous.

  2. Well done. During World War 2 my Dad was stationed at Fort Chimo in Quebec, Canada. He talked about seeing the Northern Lights. He described as looking like ribbon candy.

    • Thanks. It’s quite a sight. This was my second aurora viewing and very different, in many ways, than my first. I’ll cover all of that down the road when I chronicle the trip.

  3. Gorgeous! It will appease my appetite for now, but I will want more. Take care, and stay well.

    • Thanks, Jane. There will definitely be more.

      Right back at you on the “take care and stay well” message.

  4. WOW!!

    • Thanks!

      Honesty, I don’t think that’s even close to being the most dramatic image captured during this session (which has little if anything to do with anything I did and everything to do with what the aurora was doing) . It’s simply the only frame I’ve processed thus far, so stay tuned. 🙂

      • I cannot WAIT to see more!!

  5. Wow, I’m eager for more, too. At first glance, I had the impression that you’d inverted the image, as the delicate horizontal clouds seem to be floating on water.

    • Thanks, Gary. I did an informal review of the several dozen aurora shots I produced that evening and there are a goodly number that make even better use of the clouds than this one does. Additionally, though it’s difficult to tell at this size, there are a ton of stars that show up on the RAW files, and the Big Dipper (among other constellations) is clearly visible through the aurora in many of these images.

      • I can see that the stars are there and ready for further appreciation. I love it when the sky down here gives us the Southern Cross.

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