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Suzanne's AURORA GALLERY
Oct 28 show was a present for my birthday. I have trouble seeing reds in
the aurora but not this night. At one point it was a solid red from east
to west. I have never seen the whole north sky taken over by one band of
color. This picture is the left side of the red wall. It took my breath
away. Now if I could just get the aurora to come earlier than 2:45 am.
Pentex 1000 with at 28mm lens at f 2.8 Fuji ASA 400 film. average time 12
Elk Washington Oct. 28th, 2001
|This picture is the right side of the wall.
I tried to paste them together but it looked strange. Too bad it might
have been cool.
Elk Wa. USA Oct. 28th, 2001
you are in the excitement of taking pictures you are oblivious to farm
houses across the field until the pictures come back. Sometime the
excitement of it all makes you blind to what is around you. Its all part
of the fun. Pentex 1000, ASA 400 Fuji , 10 seconds.
Elk, Washington Oct. 28, 2001
This picture is the top of the Wall
Elk Washington USA Oct. 28th, 2001
|This was taken on May 14th, 2002 at about 1 am near Fan Lake with Kodak 400 speed film and a 30 second exposure. May 14th, 2002|
see 12 photos
of the Coronal
in a series over about 25 minutes and see how it changes
March 30th 2001 taken by Suzanne Ruby - Elk Wa.
Coronal aurora surrounds Leo on March 30th, 2001
band streaked across the sky overhead and headed west to meet
Jupiter and the Pleiades.
March 19, 2001
Quill". This picture was captured off my back porch out on the
landing looking west. The rest of the aurora was busy up north. This was
all by itself dancing to the beat of the storm.
March 19th, 2001
At my home a cloud bank hid the beauty. As I looked south I could see the
edge of the clouds. Fifteen miles later the skies opened. On a dark dirt
road facing the opening of the sky I shot picture after picture. It was a
subtle night mostly wrapped in greens and yellows. Red snuck in for ten or
twenty minutes but mostly the greens tried to beat down the clouds. As the
night wore on the shape of the clouds became more intense than the aurora.
Pentex 1000, ASA400, 15-25 seconds.
November 24th, 2001
this one has a name " Jupiter Behind the Tree". Sometimes if you
let your imagination run a little you can find the universe right in front
of you. Can you see it?
November 24, 2001
A Rose by any other name. Another straight over head shot taken shortly
after the "Sunburst" shot. It amazing what a few seconds will
|Sunburst" Over head I could see a great moment. I wondered if the sky would open up and take me away. Corona overhead. Oct 4th 2000.|
|On my way home one day I spotted how the sun, now below the horizon, was trying one last attempt to light up the sky. Elk Washington, Pentex 1000, Kodak 400.
||The sky was not this dark, but the photo processor thought so. But I thought it was interesting how it showed up the Sun dog quite well. Table Mountain, late in the day, in Washington. Pentex 1000, Kodak 400 .
|Coronal aurora surrounds Leo on March 30th, 2001||" Fan". Oxygen emits a greenish white light or a red hue when energized at extremely low atmospheric pressures, and ionized molecules of nitrogen produces the bluish tinge.|
|Taken on May 14th, 2002 at about 1 am on Kodak 400 film||This was taken on May 14th, 2002 at about 1 am near Fan Lake with Kodak 400 speed film and a 30 second exposure.|
|Sometimes the clouds are whisked away and the aurora is allowed though. 4-19-02||The timed exposures captured the speed of the clouds in the form of white steaks which mixed in with the greens and reds of the aurora. I could not see the color, only the vibrating sky. Taken with Pentex 1000, Fuji ASA 400, 2.8 mm 4-19-02|
|March 19th, 2001 Shot with a 28mm F 2.8 lens on Fuji 400 film.||March 30,2001
|An ever changing portrait of color, wonder and lost words. Suzanne Ruby, Elk Washington, Pentex 1000, Kodak ASA 400, f. 2.8 for 20 seconds.||"The
Storm" in the upper atmosphere shows it true power, and looks like a
thunder storm on some strange alien world in this photo..
Taken on Oct 4th, 2000 on Fuji 400 film.
Angel or Aurora" Overhead corona. Taken lying on the ground, under
the tripod, looking straight up while the angel looked back. Pentex 1000,
Fuji Color 400, 28 mm. Aug 12th, 2000
"Face" moving outwards just a minute or so later. Aurora always
moving, always changing, always treating the visual to something new and
|A post holding up the field stood witness to the receding aurora. This powerful glow looks like an ongoing explosion yet it's edges where soft. We are all so very lucky to be able to witness and capture these textural storm. Pentex 1000, Kodak, ASA 400, F. 28 time, 30 seconds.||"Face".
Before the picture of "Angel of Aurora" this light arrangement
teased at the mind. Using Fuji Color 400, with a 28 mm lens..
After some time the colors settled down to just the glow. The clouds had started to
multiplying all over the sky. They were coming from the North and heading south. Pentex 1000,
Fuji ASA 400, 2.8 mm and 15 second exposure. 4-19-02
||I always look for something to add to the pictures that will bring texture, shape and newness to an aurora shot. Pick an object that holds interest on its own and then add it to an aurora. Adding a tree to a picture gives the viewer a feeling of being on earth. A broken tree branch does the trick here. Pentex 1000, f-2.8 and shot way to long. November 24th, 2001|
|The Moon illuminated the clouds that where racing across the sky. I am fascinated how clouds appear at night. The light from the moon changes how they look and feel. The clouds appear subtle and soft. Here the stars shine on in the background as the wind races to the finish line. Pentex 1000, ASA 400 Fuji, 2.8 mm for 5 seconds.||A sunset taken somewhere on Earth at some point in time|
Sometimes the aurora can be quietly there, waiting to explode into the
night. Each minute is different and new. Thought I love the wild reds, I
also love the subtleness that it brings. If you only see a little light
from an aurora, never underestimate what the camera can see. If you like
one shot, repeat it using longer and longer time exposes. That way there
is a less chance of ending with and under exposed picture. Pentex 1000,
f-2.8, ASA 400 20 seconds.
Elk Wa. Photos from November 24th, 2001
|As the night wore on the clouds started to become the victor. I continued to take shots because you just never know what will reveal itself on the picture. The rays are still trying to come forth here, but it wont be long before I am sent on my way home. What a joy this is to capture mother natures fireworks.|
the aurora increases in intensity, the vertical bands began to shimmer and
waver. This one changes my mind about what an aurora should look like. The
rule is there is no rule.
a frozen late winter night, dressed in to many layers, I captured this
gentle curtain swallowing the sky. Kodak 800 film using a 28 mm lens for a
20 second exposure.
of Fire" on Oct 4th,00. Pulsating arcs of light claimed the sky. This
night grabbed my heart and left me speechless. Fuji color 400 using a 28
One spike stood forward and left the others behind.
This night of viewing left a permanent grin on my face for two
days. Oct. 4th 2000.
March 30, 2001
This was a soft glowing aurora that stayed near the horizon, but still produced some beautiful colors in the photos. May 14th, 2002
|A month of clouds had found me
not expecting aurora. I checked this night and found it was alive and well. It wasn't a grand show,
but rather a quiet display of curtains, glow and a little color.
Pentex 1000 camera with Kodak 400 film, 20- 35 seconds.
Suzanne Ruby - Elk Washington.
|Note the soft yellows extending into the reds. The night is young and it reaches for the stars. I will click photo after photo and then wait till morning to see my catch. I will never get use to seeing this. Pentex 1000, f.2.8, 12 seconds.
November 24th, 2001
in the Hole". Never underestimate the amount of color that the aurora
releases. This was a soft quiet night. The camera is able to capture
colors the eye can not fully
March 19th, 2001
This one shows the power of just the glow. It was like it just folded itself up, went home and played up north with all its power and strength intact. Pentex 1000, Kodak 400, F. 50, 25 seconds.
of God" The sky rang with color, with expression of energy and the
camera caught its journey. Pentex 1000 and a light touch. Oct 4th,
||This was taken over Fan Lake, just north of Spokane. I wasn't quite at the right angle to get the reflection. But a little fog was forming on the back side of the lake. By now I had been serenaded by a Screech Owl, barked at by dogs and come close to hitting a skunk with my car. Oct. 28th, 2001|
There was no need for a red flashlight tonight, old Mr. Moon will do. At one point the coyotes of the neighborhood celebrated there kill not to far away. Other throughout the fields joined in as well. A serenaded aurora.
Oct 3rd, 2001
|Never under estimate the power of an aurora even when the moon it out. I used a Pentex 1000 with a
28 mm lens, 400 ASA taking 10 and 20 second shots.
Oct 3rd, 2001
|I found myself chasing the light flickers under the watchful eye of the full moon. I had been checking the night sky for hours and was rewarded with these pictures. The show ran from 2:20am till 4am.||Fuji 400 film with a 28mm lens on March 19, 2001.|
Hidden colors in a white out night. The film brings to life what the human eye misses. Shot with 400 ASA film, using a Pentex 1000, 28 mm lens.
Oct 3rd, 2001
|April 11th, 2001|
|I always take shots even at the smallest suggestion of color. Aurora never fails me. I was so excited about all of this that I am surprised that they turned out. Usually I forget one step and he shots are a wash. Pentax K1000, ASA 400 Fuji, F.50 about 25 seconds. Suzanne Ruby - Elk, Washington.||What I liked about this night was that stars, which I had missed so much, had equal billing. I was able to enjoy the both of them even though residue of clouds still wandered in and out of view. Pentex 1000, Kodak 400, 20- 30 seconds.
Suzanne Ruby - Elk, Washington
I didn't see much color but camera was able to capture what was really going on. Farm houses make for an interesting setting especially if there is a barn.
||With all our sophisticated aurora warning systems,
Spaceweather, NASA, or an email from a friend my warning system for aurora this night, was a cat fight with night creature. After playing chase the cat I looked up and wondered why the sky was so light.
Dah. Each aurora is so different. Just like no two snowflakes are a like. It started with a dome, blossomed into vibrating color and energy.
Pentex 1000, Kodak film, f.2.8, 20-30 seconds.
|And it shifts across the sky ever changing.
||Then the dance followed. Energy knows no boundaries and moves to its own beat.
Pentex 1000, f 2.8, 20-30 seconds. Kodak 400
|And finally explodes into the night its intent, to dazzle our senses, lift our spirits and bring us something that is very rare.
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