The December 2013 Print of the Month is entitled, "They're Here." Captured during the November 8/9, 2013 aurora borealis display, it is a view of a winding green band of aurora through some leafless birch trees in Portage Valley of the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. It was the last shot I took of the evening, as I was heading back to my car to head toward home. I looked up, saw the orientation of the trees and the glowing aurora, and knew I had something good. It was challenging to frame the shot with the camera pointed straight upward, but the settings were already good from exposures made earlier in the evening. I captured this image using my Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 AFS lens and Gitzo tripod. When selected, this image had garnered almost 7,000 likes, 1,800 shares and 100 comments on social media.
Any purchase of this print in the 11x14 print in 16x20 matt or larger size will receive a complimentary 2014 Bristol Bay calendar.
- Carl Johnson
- Image Size
- 4912x7360 / 16.3MB