It ended up being a really good show last night. Initially I just set up the camera and went inside; the lights were very dim and hardly visible to the naked eye. It's been a while since I've actually been out taking pictures, and since the sky was clear and dark, I figured I'd make the most of it and take some long exposure shots. Doing it this way, the lights are nearly ALWAYS visible here. So set up the camera to take some interval shots and went back inside.
Kept checking out the bedroom window, looking up at the sky. After a couple of hours, the action picked up quite a bit. So much so that I decided, hey, why NOT take out the other camera as well and enjoy the show! So I did! Bundled up and walked to the clearing behind the house. Ended up lying on my back in the middle of the access road for nearly an hour looking up. Coronas opening up right overhead, filling the entire sky. Both cameras were focused on different tree lines, so I enjoyed my own show. I'll have some timelapse videos done in a while, but here's some images. They became VERY bright and intense for a few minutes, overexposing some of the shots.
(Old camera, D5000 with 18-55 kit lens)
(New camera, D7000, with Tokina 11-16)
And a time lapse of the evening :