February Aurora at Jordan Pond

Yep, I got to see the aurora tonight after waiting an hour for the clouds to move through the Jordan Pond night sky. At that point, I could only shoot for 30 minutes before my numb hands and feet were screaming, 'warmth - we need warmth'. When I first arrived at Jordan Pond, I was dumbfounded that I was the only one there. Upon reflection on the 21° F temperature, I completely understand why I was alone out there! Here's the first shot, while there were still some clouds to the west.

Aurora at Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Night Sky Photography

I don't usually post two large pictures from the same shoot, but I thought both are beautiful and have artistic value. Here's the shot once the clouds moved out.

February Aurora, Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park

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Top Image: Nikon D800, 24-70mm @ 24mm, f/2.8, 65 secs, ISO 640, 2/27/14, 8:50 PM
Bottom Image: Nikon D800, 24-70mm @ 24mm, f/2.8, 30 secs, ISO 2000, 2/27/14, 9:06 PM