I’ve been wanting to shoot the Northern Lights since I arrived in Yellowknife and finally, on Monday, I got to.
I probably should have done this ages ago but a number of factors - cloudiness/frigid temperatures/early mornings and, admittedly, sometimes laziness - stood in my way.
I went out around 10 p.m. Monday and stayed out for about two hours. My fingers froze at times and I was a little afraid for my and Adam’s lives when I made him pull over on the side of the Ingraham Trail and turn the headlights and hazards off, but thankfully we made it through alive and with all fingers in tact. It was an unreal experience, too - I was absolutely elated.
I’m pretty happy with how these turned out, considering it was my first time. Getting to a prime viewing location and making sure I wasn’t missing my focus were probably the most challenging parts. I’m really, really excited to try again.