May Aurora Borealis at Lake Minnewanka

The aurora storms in May were beautiful.  This is one photograph from May 20th in Banff National Park along the Lake Minnewanka shoreline.  There is a good chance of more displays this weekend.  I’ll be looking up and hopefully the ribbons of red, green and purple will be dancing above.

9 responses

  1. Awesome! ❤

    July 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  2. Have fun out there tonight… I hear the light show will be fantastic! How does forest fire smoke work with your image captures?

    July 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

    • Hi Sheri! When the smoke is heavy in the air the sunsets and sunrises can be otherworldly. I’d never hope for the fires but that extra haze the sunlight has to push through deepens the reds and oranges in an often pleasing manner. I grew up in BC’s interior and summer wildfires were a part of summer. I appreciate their place in the natural cycle and photograph with that in mind when the smoke is present. Not to say I don’t pray for the best outcome possible whenever those fires are threatening people and their homes.

      July 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      • I ageee completely. But I’m wondering what impact they have on your shooting of the northern lights. Tonight’s display is supposed to be extra special. And with fires in the Healy Pass area, I wondered if you’d be able to capture them.

        July 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      • Ah – that will be interesting. It has gotten very hazy over the course of the day today. I think it may be too strong to see the aurora. But, if not the diffusion could spread the color out across the sky and create interesting hues. I’ll be out there watching to see!

        July 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      • Can’t wait to see the results!

        July 16, 2017 at 9:32 pm

  3. Incredible image, Christopher.

    July 16, 2017 at 12:27 am

  4. Beautiful.

    July 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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