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photographing the aurora

Southern Lights August 2017

The southern lights have been a little few and far between lately – and by “lately”, I mean the past year or two… This is not unexpected or surprising, as we are now well into solar minimum, so solar activity is low and the aurora is less frequent. The aurora is still appearing periodically, but...Read More

Aurora Chasing Hints from the Jetstar Magazine

A friend saw a familiar name in an aurora chasing hints article in the current edition of the Jetstar magazine and was good enough to snaffle me a copy! As well as camera setting type questions, it was great they included my comments re checking out locations during daylight hours rather than arriving in unfamiliar...Read More

Aurora during Bay of Fires Workshop!

The aurora australis made a little cameo during last weeks Bay of Fires workshop! The clouds were unfortunately placed in the south but nevertheless a clear band of green in a gap came through, and we managed a few snaps. It is always exciting to see the aurora, and as part of a group tour...Read More

Wineglass Bay Aurora!

The aurora put on a killer show on December 20 which I am sad to say – I slept through… Having missed a big one I watched the numbers like a hawk on December 21 and decided there was still enough in it to warrant a trip up the east coast to attempt a Wineglass...Read More

Aurora Timelapse Tasmania – October 7-8 2015

I am still amazed by the light show from October 7-8 2015. I have put together the following timelapse, which is basically a sequence of images covering almost all of the activity from late on October 7 and going right through to around 3:00am on the morning of October 8. The “super” aurora – Oct...Read More

What a night of aurora photography!

Well last night was an absolute epic night of aurora photography! I wasn’t really expecting a show but as usual I checked my app after dinner only to see that the Bz was sitting pretty at -20 and a sighting was basically guaranteed. After somewhat hastily (and hopefully not too rudely!) excusing ourselves from a...Read More

Aurora Timelapse at Cradle Mountain

I have prepared a short aurora timelapse video, this time from Cradle Mountain. The footage is from the night of Saturday November 15, 2014 and the images were captured right smack bang in the middle of the 7 day Cradle Mountain and Freycinet photography workshop which I run with Michael Snedic each November. This means...Read More