If you're at the PhotoPlus Expo 2106 in New York City you can catch me at the Nikon booth (#401)! I'll be speaking on Thursday, October 20th, at 11am, and again on Friday, October 21st, at 10:15am. I will be presenting my night photography with stories and techniques. I hope to see you there!
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Autumn Aurora Over Mt. Katahdin - From Fall 2015
This is one of those shots that I've been dreaming about getting and I was lucky enough to have it all come together on a night last fall in Maine! Nikon D810A, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. This is a blend of 3 exposures, one for the sky at ISO 12,800, 6 seconds, f/2.8. One of the foreground exposures was at f/2.8, ISO 1600, for 15 minutes, and another was at f/4, ISO 1600, for 20 minutes. These foreground exposures were used to get detail in the trees and mountain. The aurora was moving so fast that I had to use a relatively quick shutter speed for the sky, 6 seconds was about as much as I could do without blurring the aurora too much and losing detail in the spikes and curtains.