The aurora australis, or Southern Lights, seem to be making a fairly regular appearance during my Tasmanian photography workshops. In the past I have experienced one rather stunning display at Coles Bay as well as a few at Cradle Mountain and now I can add this Bay of Fires aurora to the list too!
The aurora was somewhat weak this particular evening but nevertheless, a clear green-yellow band was visible as soon as we started our night sky session, and as the night went on there was some naked eye shimmering going on in the sky above St Helens.
Many of my workshops include a night sky component, but if there is any chance of an aurora sighting during a workshop we will most definitely add in an impromptu shoot even if it wasn’t a part of the original planning. Like with all outdoor activities, weather plays a huge part in exactly how the days play out, and flexibility is a big part of a photography workshop.
In addition to the aurora, the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds were looking stunning, and made for beautiful compositions with the aurora.