Wide awake at 2:25 am… no matter what, sleep eludes me. I get up and take a look out my window where the sky is illuminated and reality registers: Aurora is dancing!
I am in Muenster, SK for a couple of weeks leading Art Camps. How important is it for the facilitator to be rested each morning? … It is equally as important for the facilitator to be inspired by magic no matter what time in the day or night that magic presents itself.
Throw on some clothes, camera and tripod always ready and near the door. I sneak down the long hallway of the dorm, tiptoe down two flights of stairs and test the main door whether it auto-locks or not… I am in luck, the door will not lock behind me and I am off rushing across the gravel parking lot, around the residence toward the chapel. (I also know I will be a mysterious figure dressed in dark clothing on one of the 18 security cameras… will deal with that when confronted)
Horror strikes – too much light… the long walk down the gravel road heading east begins and I see the Northern Lights fading slowly. There is no time like the presence… I set up the tripod and begin my exposures. All images were made with ISO 800, exposed between 15 and 25 seconds at f/8.
It’s 3:44 am and it’s time to get a couple of hours more sleep. Hope you enjoy the slide show!