Capturing an Aurora | photography tips

Seeing and photographing an aurora has been long on my bucket list. Like many people, I have spent most of my life looking at other people’s amazing photos and thinking that I would have to travel far north from the urban sprawl to see one. I would never know if the weather was good enough to make the trip worth the effort.

Winter and Equivalents

Here’s a video of some of the creative landscape work I’ve done over the years, during the winter. They are mostly close-ups of details and texture of tree bark, snow and ice with some abstraction. The term ‘Equivalents’ comes from an R.I.T. professor emeritus Richard Zakia as written in his book, Perception and Imaging. To paraphrase his book, ‘equivalents’, as termed by Alfred Stiglitz, is the ability of something to bring to mind something else. (Page 90, First Edition). In most of these photos, I see clouds, rivers, oceans, vast landscapes and the ethereal.

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