Our modern lifestyle is so hectic that we forget to take a break and enjoy what’s around. It’d be great to pause sometimes and appreciate what nature has to offer. Imagine spending a night by a fire, under the starry sky, with the northern lights dancing around on the horizon. Well, for photographer Curtis Matwishyn it was not a matter of imagination as he got to experience just that at Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan:
The image is an 8-second exposure that Matwishyn shot with his Sony A7RIII and 20mm f/1.8 FE lens at f/2.8, and ISO 3200. What’s interesting about this image is how Matwishyn has managed to capture the aurora while the fire’s burning in just a single exposure. That is an indication of how intense the aurora really must’ve been. And the stars on the top are the icing on the cake. Shining like glitter, they subtly add a sense of scale to this image.
“I got lucky with the right intensity aurora to make it all work.”
While the brilliant colors of the northern lights are beautiful on their own, the way the yellow and orange from the fire complement the aurora greens further adds to the beauty of the image.
Wouldn’t you love to enjoy the northern lights in all their glory the way Matwishny has with this shot? Imagine how awesome it would be.
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