A phenomenal all-night encounter with the Southern Lights photographed from the southern bays of Banks Peninsula. A strong surge of plasma, ejected from the Sun just days before, prompted the display delighting stargazers around the country. The long exposures used in this photograph record colour and additional detail that could only just be faintly observed with the naked eye. Watching the glowing curtains of light dance across the southern horizon is always a treat and well worth the chase.
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mk II
Lens: Samyang 24mm f/1.4
Technique: Exposure blended Panorama (5 frames at 24mm)
Exposure: Sky: f/1.4, 4s, ISO 6400. Foreground: f/1.4, 30s, ISO 6400.