Northern Lights in the South Metro

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About a month after I moved from south Minneapolis to the outer ring suburb of Chaska, my friend Scott called and told me to grab a camera and run outside.  There was a blazing display of Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights) going on – painting the sky almost completely overhead.  Being early November, the air was crisp and the sky was very clear.  I bundled up and drove a few miles into the countryside to get to a darker spot.

This was taken in my pre-DSLR years – so I had to make do with a prosumer point-n-shoot (the Olympus 5050z).  Even with the sensor noise, the color and richness of the display that night still shines through.  Sorry if it’s not technically perfect..

Vital Stats: Olympus 5050z @7.1mm ISO 400, f/2.6, 13s

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