I have been very lucky for the past 9 months. I’ve taken up the hobby of standing in desolate locations across Southern Alberta, in the middle of the night, to take pictures of the stars – and I absolutely love it! The fresh air under the night sky is incredible for a city boy like me! During my adventures this past fall, I was fortunate enough to be out and witness the northern lights – twice! The first photo was taken south of Calgary, by Fort McLeod. That’s actually Fort McLeod under the green streaks of light. I was down there to get under the huge wind turbines and take some pictures with the stars in the background. What an experience. The turbines were spinning, the wind was blowing hardcore and we were standing in the middle of this field watching the borealis. The second and third pictures were taken out at Barrier Lake in K Country. This night was special because there wasn’t much wind – a rarity in the wilds of Alberta. We were hoping for some cool pics of Mt Baldy initially but looking behind us, we saw the Northern Lights appear. I can’t describe the smile they put on your face when you’re out under them. Seeing these again makes me want to go for a drive – haha!
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