The Northern Lights On Film
Hey all, This first post is going to be a short one. Just wanted to share some of the shots I got the other night of the Northern Lights. It wasn't the first time I've tried to shoot them on film, but it was the first time I've had any real success.
It was pretty tricky getting these shots and I learned a lot about shooting in the cold. Mostly that the Mamiya 7 doesn't like it much. The battery died partway through and I had to let it warm up in the truck until it came back to life. At the end of the shoot my cable release actually ended up breaking off in its socket which I had to retrieve when I got home. I guess that's what I get for using a cheap Amazon cable release. I only ended up getting four decent shots in the end But I'm pretty happy with the way they look. The Ektar gives them some unique colors that are quite pretty I think.
All of these were shot on Kodak Ektar 100 with my Mamiya 7 and 43mm lens. Exposures were between 3 and 5 minutes.