Last night saw AuroraWatch UK declare an amber alert1 so armed with my trusty Sony NEX-6 with Beth's Samyang 12mm f/2 lens mounted on it, and a new carbon fibre tripod and an IR remote shutter release (yes, more new toys) we headed out to the nearest point with a clear view over the Moray Firth, which is only a short walk away.
And there it was, my first aurora. Not much of a one mind you: that's a 30s exposure at f/2.8 ISO 400 and even then I've had to faff with the levels a bit in post. The sky glow dominates but you can clearly see the band of green under it.
I couldn't see it at all with the naked eye but Beth acted as my spotter with her Sony shooting 4s exposures at high ISO just to confirm it was there.
|Tags: Nairn, photos, toys||Written 26/09/16|
|Date/Time Taken:||2016-09-25 23:14:24|
|Focal Length In 35mm Film:||18mm|
|Lens Model:||Samyang 12mm f/2|
|Location:||3° 50' 35" W, 57° 35' 27" N|