A quick look at Stonewall, Manitoba during a particularly warm stretch of weather back in early March.
Back in late June, I got word that the Aurora Borealis forecast was looking pretty promising so I took a short drive north to Stonewall Quarry Park thinking the formations would make a nice foreground for some Aurora shots. Unfamiliar with the park, I had no idea if this was even possible. It was a moot point, because when I got there it wasn’t even close to dark enough for the Aurora to appear. Plus, the mosquitoes were so atrocious I found it next to impossible to work with the tripod and camera. Hastily, I packed up and headed to Warren, figuring by the time I got there it would be a bit darker and cooler, meaning more Auroa and fewer mosquitoes.
Well, it didn’t quite work out. The Aurora had been eluding me for years and that fact did not change on this particular evening. If you squint your eyes you can kind of make them out in the Warren shots, but just barely. So the hunt continues.
It’s worth noting that a couple weeks ago I went on to Twitter at around midnight and saw photo after photo of stunning Aurora shots. These were photos people took with their phones. Great photos. Right over the city. It was an orgy of Aurora activity—right over my head—and I completely missed it. Sigh.