lmevans
lmevans

Northern Lights Fill the Sky



The aurora dancing over an Alaskan golf course.....where i spent many early mornings staring in amazement of all the beauty ;)...
Read more

The aurora dancing over an Alaskan golf course.....where i spent many early mornings staring in amazement of all the beauty ;)
Read less

Views

3417

Likes

Awards

Superb Composition
angelundercover dawnsview karinvermaakheroux d_pollet EnaEna W00DY seanburke_7733 +30
Absolute Masterpiece
Svenergy72 Yulius CameronArmes CassieC nataliadobrescu CCPTravelPhoto snoozeman87 +28
Top Choice
G0R3GA5M vbnathanddean1371091 pathikpatel toxictabasco neesonpa1 Pinkrain alexandru_pavalache +23
Peer Award
Loekie morayfirth123 photoABSTRACTION thatblackandwhitelabby BearMesaPhoto paulfaria DJMay +16
Outstanding Creativity
JTurk amandaoswalt Cavla13 Sharonfue Christysue72 HaileyRoss13 bobsteadman +6
Magnificent Capture
marcdewitt johnkane_4321 srgelot tinoskiee angelamcdonald lindaelliottlimoges melhart +4
All Star
Bex81 caoimhecondon eMpTy azim007 shannongandathu koenlaan BarryHillSr +3
Superior Skill
jeremyjohnson_3110 photoswithjess Lewisia_rediviva edmundoferia Jenniferliboiron yukoncharlie Mysnap
Jaw Dropping
JMichelle1288 rhondamummert heavenmariegates Storm-Sox robhansen Chavis72
Exceptional Contrast
gutisa
One Of A Kind
Eurokiwiboy
Great Find
MarCole
Genius
hayleybeavon

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Our World At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Long Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 20 class
Long Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Colors and Mood Photo ContestTop 20 class
Colors and Mood Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Celebrating The Sky Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Long Exposure Views Photo ContestTop 20 class
Long Exposure Views Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
World At Night Photo ContestTop 30 class
World At Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Stars Photo ContestTop 30 class
Stars Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Skywards Photo ContestTop 10 class
Skywards Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Skywards Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nature By Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature By Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Outdoors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Outdoors Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Big Sky Photo ContestTop 30 class
Big Sky Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 30 class
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 20 class
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Night Life Photo ContestTop 20 class
Night Life Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Evening Walk Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 20 class
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 30 class week 1
Astronomy Photo ContestTop 10 class
Astronomy Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Astronomy Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Serenity Photo ContestTop 10 class
Serenity Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class month 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class week 3
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Amateurs Vol 4 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Colors In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
How To Wow Photo ContestTop 20 class
Amateurs Vol 4 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
How To Wow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Colors In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
How To Wow Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Colors In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Creative Composition Photo ContestTop 20 class
Finest Hour Photo ContestTop 10 class
Sky At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Journey Into Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Sky At Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
After Dark Sedona PhotoFest Photo ContestTop 30 class
After Dark Sedona PhotoFest Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Capturing Light by Focal Press and Creative LiveTop 10 class
Capturing Light by Focal Press and Creative LiveTop 10 class week 1
Winter Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Winter Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class week 15
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class week 14
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 13
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class month 3
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class week 11
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 10
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 9
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class month 2
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 7
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class week 6
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 20 class week 5
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class month 1
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 3
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 2
Out Of This World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sky Photo Contest by JobyTop 10 class week 1

Categories


13 Comments | Report
tjambga
 
tjambga March 24, 2013
Stunning.
lmevans
lmevans April 10, 2013
thank you!! i just couldn't get enough of the aurora.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 11, 2013
Wow - awesome capture!
lmevans
lmevans June 12, 2013
thank u :)
JoeS PRO
 
JoeS June 12, 2013
Wow! Beautiful!
lmevans
lmevans June 12, 2013
thank you!!
CG PRO+
 
CG June 13, 2013
Breathtaking.
lmevans
lmevans June 13, 2013
thank you!
fila4
 
fila4 June 14, 2013
Gorgeous!
lmevans
lmevans June 14, 2013
thank u :)
Storm-Sox
 
Storm-Sox November 19, 2013
Beautiful capture! WOW!
lmevans
lmevans November 19, 2013
thanks so much - taking photos of the aurora is addicting!!
mariomonast
 
mariomonast August 05, 2014
It`s like a rain of stars, magnificient! congrats Imevans.
lmevans
lmevans August 06, 2014
it definitely is!! thank you :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 06, 2014
Fantastic!
lmevans
lmevans August 06, 2014
thank you :)
mbnoe
 
mbnoe January 19, 2015
This is beautiful! This is on my bucket list of things to see!
lmevans
lmevans January 19, 2015
definitely a must see!! & thank you :)
doubleplay PRO+
 
doubleplay April 15, 2015
Fantastic shot!!
lmevans
lmevans April 23, 2015
thank you!!
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers April 15, 2015
Excellent capture. I love it!
lmevans
lmevans April 23, 2015
Thanks Lauren :)
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd March 17, 2016
Nice capture!
lmevans
lmevans March 20, 2016
Thank you!!
SouvikSG
 
SouvikSG April 13, 2016
Stunning shot.
lmevans
lmevans April 16, 2016
Thank you :)

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at Chena Bend Golf Course, Fort Wainwright, AK. I am a self taught photographer & this was the 1st year I had the chance to see & capture the gorgeous Northern Lights.
Time
I don't recall the exact time of day, but most of the shots I had taken of the Aurora were between 9pm and 2am, though I have gone out before then & at least once until 3:30am. It was worth it. I watched the aurora cams online & if there was even a glimpse of a chance that the lights would be out, I was out the door with layers on!
Lighting
The golf course was super dark, so all of the lighting I needed was right there above me. Beautiful.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 60D, with a 11-16mm lens f/2.8 lens & a tripod. No other equipment was needed.
Inspiration
I had been in Alaska for a couple years & had never seen the aurora. I had only heard about the 'green streaks' in the sky. I saw them one night in the sky & it was more beautiful than expected. It was very difficult to get the photos, so I searched for a dark place to try to get decent photos. Once there, the lights were even more beautiful, & the more I saw of them, the more I fell in love with them! The Northern Lights danced in the sky like nothing I had ever seen. Too gorgeous to even describe. There were moments I couldn't even pay attention to the camera because I just wanted to lay on the frozen ground & stare up into the starry sky. I love all of the beauty this world has to offer.
Editing
At that time, I did not do any post processing. I did not even attempt it until a few years ago & have played with it a little. I believe I just brightened this photo up a little to bring out the dark pine trees. I didn't want to do much to it as it may have taken away from the beauty from above.
In my camera bag
Back then, I had my 60D, a Canon powershot, a 55-250mm lens, 11-16mm lens and a 24-70mm L series lens. Also carried my tripod, cleaning kit, filters, gloves, bandana. Sadly, since then these items were stolen in a car break-in while traveling for an Air Force graduation. I have since replaced one of the cameras with a Canon 7D. I have not replaced the other items.
Feedback
Always be prepared!! I had to brave temps of -52° when going out to take some of these photos. Plan your wardrobe & dress in layers - you never know when the weather will change. Pack your gear early in case you have to run out the door. Be patient - the perfect shot takes time. Shoot everything! Practice makes perfect. And lastly, for all the landscape lovers, ENJOY THE VIEW!!

See more amazing photos, Follow lmevans