We are beginning break up here in Alaska….we still have lots of snow and ice ,no spring green yet….so our green for saint paddy’s day comes from the heavens ….not sure why I continue to try to capture the lights ….it never measures up once I get to the computer to edit …but I am having fun …. if it matters I still do get excited when viewing from the back of camera…..the numbers on the data page and the info from many web cams screamed storm ….. everyone seems to capture a different storm
…most of their shots were true to raining auroras…mine were just lots of green with just tinges of pinks and reds and moving so fast ….made your head and tripod dance in high gear….. early in the storm I watched the skies
… read the many pages of aurora chasers ….I can never stop laughing at the ones who think because they are taking photos everyone should bow down to their work….and their made up rules
…..their many post of aurora watching etiquette……no joke there are 18 or more pages of these fine rules on the net …..my come back to theses fine rules and guide lines…. GET A LIFE…if your shots are that important find a new spot away from all the hot viewing spots…..
it has become a very sad world when one makes rules for others on how they should act when viewing nature …… no one should have to worry about lights on a vehicle because it cause light that will ruin your photo
…no one should have to worry about your camera and tripod in the dark … try putting glow in dark reflective tape on the bottom of you tripod …
why should I have to look for another spot to view auroras just because you are taking photos….and if you are in the dark bundled up in dark clothes you need to try putting reflective tape on your aurora shooting clothes …it is your life
…yes I am a driver of an auto but you have to be responsible as well……why do all your rules of etiquette tell the new viewer or aurora shooter what to do …..what about you …why do you feel that you are in charge of a public place …I hope every new viewer turns on their lights …holds their foot on the brake light…trip over your unmarked tripod …invades your public space…..and scared you when they almost run over you ….come on people it’s a big world and a bigger state and the last time I looked the sky over head did not belong to anyone
climbing down off soap box and going back outdoors to take more shots of the awesome world ….
Still Standing MOM …I AM STILL STANDING