Mike Taylor captured this photo of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, on the night of February 18-19, when strong auroras were visible farther south than usual. Mike wrote:
The spikes of the northern lights were quite strong when I first headed out see what I could capture close to my home in central Maine on the morning of February 19. The cloud cover quickly moved out but then came back after about a half hour. I almost missed the show! This was one of my test shots to check my camera settings and composition. The moon was very bright and washed out a lot of the sky and the aurora but made for some nice foreground lighting.
Nikon D600 & 14-24mm @ 14mm
f/2.8 – 20 secs – ISO 800 – WB Kelvin 3570
02/19/14 – 2:56 AM
Processed through Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CS5
Thank you, Mike Taylor!