Northern Lights in Bragg Creek

Aurora over Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-4180

After the Great gray owl and I parted ways it was very dark which helped me to notice a slight glow to the north.  I drove to a field where I could get a better view of the sky and found the Aurora Borealis was just starting to brighten off the horizon.  The lights rippled and stretched above valley for more than an hour.

Aurora over Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-4153

As they began to wane, I went to nearby Wild Rose Lake and was able to catch the Aurora’s reflection in the water.  As well as its glow mixing with the city light from Calgary.  This was an unexpected, but gratefully welcomed, surprise and end to an already great night photographing out in the country.

Aurora over Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-4262

Aurora over Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-4201


Aurora over Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-4220


6 responses

  1. Reblogged this on My Heartsong and commented:
    Just Amazing! Great captures, Christopher!

    April 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm

  2. Thank you for all your hard work. Truly beautiful.

    April 12, 2015 at 7:15 am

  3. Girl Gone Expat

    Very nice photos! All of them are beautiful, but I especially liked the reflections in the water on Wild Rose Lake. How late was it when you saw the aurora borealis, did you have to stay all night?

    April 11, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    • Thank you Inger. That night the Aurora were visible from around ten until midnight. When they had dimmed considerably, I went home (too tired) so I don’t know if they brightened again later.

      April 14, 2015 at 8:28 am

  4. Beautiful!

    April 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

  5. Gorgeous colors in your nightscapes, Christopher. Truly spectacular.

    April 11, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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