Chasing Aurora

I spent a few days in Fairbanks, Alaska.  It consisted of sleeping in cars, not sleeping between midnight and 4a.m., and the most magical dancing colors in the sky.

*Reaching to the Sky – Cleary Summit // Fairbanks, Alaska*

I think there have been more life altering moments in my life since taking up photography than ever before. It’s a pursuit of beauty, and every once in a while you get the opportunity to be in one of those moments. One that just makes you want to throw your hands in the air and yell in excitement. Now, many of you have seen aurora before, but I haven’t. I only captured a handful of photos last night, because I spent most of the time mesmerized, staring in to the sky.

I sometimes have music playing while I am out, and this song was on while I was making this photo, and made me think back to a few other life altering moments. It’s funny how that happens sometimes.

Travel slow enjoy the ride; You’re right where you belong ~ Bernard Fanning – Departures

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