You know, when I posted last, I’d have thought my next post would be about Bourjois new CC cream, or Guerlain’s stardust technology that they’ve applied to their reformulated meteorites, or even a little progress report on Bowyer Bell’s book on the IRA – I swear, just getting through one page takes 30 minutes! But then something happened yesterday. Just as we were leaving fo a walk with our little girl – and experiences like this is one is just one of the pleasures of having a dog, not to mention a good reminder of why we live here – I looked out, and started shouting at the BF to GET OUT! Get out! Get out! Utterly confused he did as told, while I ran to the best spot to pull out my phone cam – and yes, I actually caught something on that as well – that’s how briliant it was.
Never mind Guerlain’s stardust, pretty as that is, the sky was burning with the stuff. I ran back inside, pulled out my Samsung camera and Monkey stand and tried to get a good photo. Unsuccessfull in doing so I got Teyla’s Godfather on the phone – and I don’t know f it was pure luck and he was in close proximity to his phone or if he knows me not to call unless in a rush, because he was quick to pick up – and without dillydallying got to the point as I asked him “Which number’s supposed to go up and which down?” And inbetween the shooting and my elatedly shouting of “It works!” we shared a few comments on how annoying it was that my Irish friend hadn’t been able to see this when she was visiting, not to mention how typical it was for it to be cloudy when we’ve got visitors we want to show this stuff off to, and when they’re gone we’ll get a spectacular show. And then the BF shouted at me to just bring the camera along. And I’m glad I did
It’s part of the story that we can see the city lights over the mountains from my parent’s, so for the northern lights to shine so bright over the city that you can capture it on a phone cam, is not an everyday occurence. I’ve done some minimal tweaking of these photos in order to get rid of some of the orange lights from the city. Some were taken from ou flat, some from the tracks going across the island, but all were taken within the city limits. If we’d been outside the city limits these really would’ve made for some amazing “first try” photos of the Aurora. That said, I’m quite pleased with the results. Hope you like.