Mathew Browne's picture

Northern Lights in south Wales

A highly rare appearance! Another late night at my favourite local photo spot and finally the northern lights made a brief appearance too. I couldn't see much with the naked eye, but on the back of the camera, gentle pink rays began to form, just strong enough to beat the low cloud and light pollution beyond.

Settings: 14mm, f1.8, ISO 3200, 10 seconds

Nikon Z7II, Sigma 14mm f1.8 art lens

I was capturing a 15 minute timelapse and when I looked at the back of the camera I noticed a distinctive pink glow. Simultaneously, the Glendale aurora app notified me of an ongoing geomagnetic storm. So I shot 10 second frames for 20 minutes and hoped for the best. To my delight, I caught it on camera.

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