I have been chasing the southern lights for a few years now and last week, on the night of October 7-8, witnessed the most beautiful display of the aurora in Tasmania I have ever seen. Simply beautiful. A very strong arc was visible when I arrived at Nine Pin Point, about an hour south of Hobart, and over the next 6 or 7 hours I witnessed amazing beams, curtains and general aurora goodness. Below are the highlights, and some timelapse footage will be coming soon
Aurora and star trails Tasmania October 7-8 2015. My first composition of the evening. I took this star trail during a little lull in the beams. The glow was intense at this point.
The aurora made a stunning appearance over Tasmania on the night of October 7-8 2015. This procession of beams was a highlight.
Beautiful beams filled the sky as above an intense bright arc on the horizon.
The intensity waxed and waned, and this procession of beams was particularly impressive. To sit and watch while my camera took shots at 18 second intervals – timelapse is coming – was mesmerising
In the wee hours of the morning, sometime around 3:00am I broke of my timelapse and repositioned the tripod, and joined in with the 21st century selfie fad
Simply stunning. The tall trees framed the aurora perfectly at Nine Pin Point Tasmania.
I wrenched myself away from the show sometime after 3 and drove to another spot, just for a little variety. This is near Gordon, south of Hobart.
An unbelievable night – not only was the aurora stunning but there was no wind, no moon – perfect conditions for capturing this display. Timelapse will be coming soon, I took hundreds of images so it is taking me a while to complete…