Night Vision / by Mark Roberts

 On January 6th, 2014, there was a brief display of Aurora Borealis here in Rovaniemi. The lights were bright while I was at home, and I managed to get a few good shots even amidst the light pollution of the city center.

I decided to take a short trip out to a darker area to try to capture the northern lights in their full majesty, but as is often the case by the time I got there the lights had dimmed somewhat, and I was only able to photograph some faint formations.

The moon, however, was full, and lit the landscape as if it were daytime, casting deep shadows. I took the chance instead to capture a few night shots. Even without the aurora, there is always something to shoot.