Friday, January 30, 2015

The Light

This is what a cell phone camera can capture with a night app.
Without it, or a tripod with a camera capable of manual mode,
the results would be black.

It's also worth mentioning that cell phone touch screens
will frost over, meaning I had to scrape it, even when it had been in my pocket.
And the touch screen became very sluggish while typing.

Know that a real camera will be more sensitive than the human eye.
So the gorgeous pictures often seen of the Aurora will appear brighter than personally witnessed,
unless the Aurora happens to be showing at a really high level.

Snow storm.

Frozen bay.
Deceptively difficult to walk on.

One of many houseboats iced in on Great Slave Lake.
Ice road to Dettah.

Walking the ice road in the early mornings
quickly became a much anticipated activity.
The feeling of expansiveness was incredible. 

Do you see them?


  1. These are very cool photos Ms. MW (^_^ )
    Are those ptarmigans? They are very well camouflaged aren't they.

    Your post reminded me of a somewhat related joke: How do you find Will Smith in a snow storm?
    You look for fresh prints :D haha.
    Ok I'll show myself out.

  2. Ptarmigans they are -- You are correct!

    Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to reading more about your journey.