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Stalking the northern lights: Tips to predict, follow and photograph the aurora borealis

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Floor-to-ceiling Aurora Borealis display on March 17, 2013 in Kodiak, Alaska.

During the wee hours of St. Patrick’s Day 2013, I stood with two fellow photographers on a gravel causeway flanked by mountains on one side and the Pacific ocean on the other. Above us, the northern lights shimmered and flowed like

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Night photography and my little journey to understand why

Exciting photo, eh?
Yeah, I know. But taking the image sent me on a little journey for which I’m grateful. You see, I needed to know a “why.” And it took a National Geographic article about gardens to teach me a lesson in night photography…

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