Dancing Skies

29 Jun
Nubble Lights :: ME

Nubble Lights :: ME

If you want the shot, you have to show up.

Monday had been a long day, but when I heard there was a strong chance of Aurora sightings, I knew I had two options. I could go back home and spend the night sitting on my couch, editing photos and watching Netflix….or I could seize life and make it happen. Β It’s not everyday that you have the opportunity to cross something off of your bucket list. Obviously, I had to go.

I did a quick tally of the places north of me that I suspected would have dark enough skies, and settled on Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME. I couldn’t find anyone willing to drop everything on such short notice, so around 7pm I hopped in the car and took the 2.5 hour drive to Maine alone. (The drive home was not fun. I got home at 2 am and got about 4 hours of sleep that night.)

Although it was a long tiring drive, the experience was 100% worth it. I sat on the rocks in front of the lighthouse, listening to the waves around me, and watched the pillars of light in the sky dance. All around me, I heard other people gasping and laughing at the magic of Mother Nature’s show. It was an experience that I will cherish for years to come.

I hope you enjoy the shot. This was taken at ISO 1600, f/3.5, 10 mm, 20 seconds. πŸ™‚

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10 Responses to “Dancing Skies”

  1. ChloeClik June 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    That must have been an absolutely magical experience feeling like the only person in the world and with that beautiful light. Absolutely stunning photo!

    • seeingspotsphoto June 29, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

      It really was! And it wasn’t cold out (they’re more common Sept – March) so it was awesome that I was able to just enjoy without being uncomfortable. πŸ™‚

  2. RoarLoud June 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    I went out 2 nights in a row- Tuesday and Wednesday to a dark field in the country and sadly saw nothing. I wish I had thought to go there- would have been worth it to get so little sleep! Awesome photo!

    • seeingspotsphoto June 29, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

      Ahh, yeah I heard it wasn’t as bright Tues and Wed. This was last Monday. πŸ™‚ I’d love to say it was all planned out on my part, but really, it was a total guess as to if I’d be able to see it. Lol I have seen Milky Way shots here though, so I figured it was worth a shot!

      • RoarLoud June 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

        I took an unfortunate night off the internet Monday so missed all the talk about it until the next day!

      • seeingspotsphoto June 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

        Ugh, that stinks! Hopefully next time it works out for you!

  3. vronlacroix June 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    I love your story behind this,as well as your pretty photo, thought provoking with its natural and artificial pink lights.

    • seeingspotsphoto June 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

      Thank so much for taking a moment to say so. I appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  4. Cassi Thomas July 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Great story and nice work!

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