No Aurora for me

No Aurora for me

I heard on twitter that there was a possibility of seeing the northern lights [aurora] last night, so at quarter to midnight, I jumped into my car & drove to the village of Blackrock in the north of Co. Louth. I set up my tripod & pointed my camera northwards.

Sadly, after over an hour waiting, I gave up any hope of seeing the aurora, as all that could be seen were the clouds. Mother nature has a cruel way of punishing me for crimes in previous lives ;) The same happened last year on a trip to Norway, when all I got to see were green shades of the clouds.

One day, I will get to see & photograph the wonder that is the Aurora Borialis.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Canon)
Camera Lens:
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure: 189 sec
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100














  • Yep, comments direct on the blog ! I like the skies, just as other people did/do. The light lines of the traffic make inmportant part of the picture too.
    aafke @ 2011-08-09 12:26:59
  • Not all is lost however - cool photo all the same
    Daire Irwin @ 2011-08-12 11:44:52