Last night I took a drive, and got some shots of a diffuse aurora borealis on a back road a few miles outside of town.
I shot for about ½ hour between 11 and 11:30 pm, and made a short timelapse video, too. Each second of video is about a minute in real-time.
And then, when I came back to town, I decided to get a few shots of the old Kullbergs warehouse demolition going on at 18th Street and Pacific Avenue. The photo below is an HDR merge of two photos, to try to balance the brightness of the exterior with the darkness of the interior.
Today was Kathleen’s birthday. I ordered up a flocking from the local Kinsmen club, and so this morning, before dawn, two dozen plastic pink flamingos showed up on my lawn.
Then, tonight, my phone buzzed: there was a strong possibility of aurora. So I grabbed my gear and drove out of town, where I found it was cold and very bright under a nearly-full moon. There was indeed aurora, right at the edge of vision, but the moon washed it out quite a bit.
But I did find a new location for star trails, to be filed away for a warmer, darker night, so at least there’s that.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I might need a hot chocolate.