The Alaska night sky can be very special. We wanted to try to shoot some aurora, and I also wanted to try some wide angle shots of the Milky Way and possibly a star trail picture. The aurora probability was not very high (due to low solar activity at this point in the sunspot cycle) but we still managed to stumble onto a short display one evening. While the longer exposures make these look a bit more dramatic than what we saw by eye, it was still a special display, although very much more muted than when at the peak time for displays.

The Milky Way was not as dramatic as I'd hoped for, but still a fun target. I still have a lot to learn about shooting and processing these kind of subjects, but I hope to do some more soon.
Dual Color Display ( re-edit)Great Greens (re-edit)AK Milky Way