I have wanted to see the Northern Lights for years and this trip to the Yukon made it a reality. We got lucky with the conditions and saw the Aurora our first night and it turned out to be the most impressive of the entire trip. The light display was crazy with the aurora spanning the entire length of the sky, dancing and blazing for hours. It was truly awe inspiring and just looking at the pictures now, while they cannot really do it justice, still manages to bring back those feelings I had when I saw it the first time.IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …/in/photostream/lightbox/ How Green Is My Valley
This was taken with my 24mm tilt shift, which I love. I have infinity dialed in and can nail it every time by lining up the two marks I have made on the lens. So after taking the camera out of my bag, I turned on my headlamp, found my infinity mark on the lens, and starting taking pictures. It turns out that when I took the camera out of the bag I must have bumped the tilt knob and I didn't realize it until almost the very end of the night. So yeah, 95% of my shots are out of focus. There was much more impressive displays of light than I have in this photo but all those shots are just soft and fuzzy digital crap. So very frustrating. I think my brain is like that lens, it also seems to go soft and fuzzy at times...
Click the Flickr link to enlarge and view on black.
by David Young