Aurora Highway

Traffic seems to drive off into the Northern Lights, on a highway to heaven.

On the way home Sunday night the aurora exploded again in a burst of brilliance. I pulled over by the side of the road and grabbed some shots. I’m looking north here, with the Big Dipper also in the frame. For this shot I layered in two exposures for the ground to get a more complete sweep of the taillights. But the sky is from a single frame.

This was the widely-seen aurora of September 30, 2012. This scene of mad motion down the highway contrasts with the quiet solitude of the badlands landscape of the previous post.

– Alan, October 1, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer


One Reply to “Aurora Highway”

  1. The northern lights were stunning that night, my son who never leaves his computer actually went outside to peek at them. Love your highway to visit the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora!

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