Breathtaking, really special, real-time aurora footage that includes lovely music, a shooting star and a wolf howling (after the credits).
Todd nailed the exposure too! Some are shot too hot, which blows out some of the brighter lights.
Vimeo version here
4K Real-Time Auroras by Todd Salat
Published on Nov 12, 2015
**** PIXELATION ALERT ***** For some unknown reason this version of my video has become pixelated after I uploaded it to YouTube. I also have a smoother version 2 posted at the top of http://www.aurorahunter.com.
Night 11 of the Aurora Hunt was The Night! Here’s an 8-minute video containing my 1st ever real-time aurora footage shot with the Sony A7s II mirrorless camera (with Nikkor 24mm/f1.4 lens). This is the ACTUAL SPEED the northern lights were dancing. I was on a 2-1/2 week aurora hunt which took me 750 road-tripping miles from my Anchorage home to the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska. November 1, 2015 was scary windy with snowdrifts forming on the Haul Road but the aurora explosions that filled the sky were fantastic! I’ve been aurora hunting for a living since 1997 and this blew me away. Hope you enjoy.
Cheers, Todd ~ AuroraHunter.com
Todd also said this in a comment on his Facebook page:
“I started the 11 day count when I departed from Anchorage. A few days to Fbx, then a couple days up the Haul Rd to Coldfoot. Then I truck camped a couple nights north of Wiseman along the Dietrich River (beautiful!). Drove up and over Atigun Pass and camped toward Galbraith Lake out by Toolik Field Station. That’s where the North Slope begins. I’ve driven the 100+ mile leg up to Prudhoe/Deahorse but not this time. I prefer the rough & rugged topography of the Brooks Range….although if you’re looking for caribou & muskox the Slope is good for that. When I start to run low on gas & camper propane I make my way back south and celebrate and top off my reserves in Coldfoot Camp. This truck stop is a lot more inviting when coming home than when you’re going up. …”