Porteau Aurora

Porteau Cove is a location that I visit frequently due to the dark skies condition it got and the amount of travel time from the city of Vancouver. Usually only takes about 30 minutes drive!

This night is extra special because of the aurora glow. The pink, red, green, to yellow glow lasted for over 2 hours when I was there. Tide from high to low. Too bad the aurora glow is only coming from one direction towards Squamish, BC. Otherwise would have way more opportunities mixing foreground and background for compositions! No… I’m not complaining, just saying that would be awesome!!

I will go through the images with the time they were taken. First one taken as I first noticed the glow in the skies! Trying to frame the rocks in the foreground with 6 images focus stack plus another exposure for the rest of the scene

Night Glow
Night Glow

Then I set up for a panorama shot with the entire milky way arc above combined using 7 vertical images

Porteau Arc
Porteau Arc

As the night went by, the color of the glow changed to more intense, vivid, saturated red and yellow. Did another shot near the rock formation with a vertical frame. And I think after searching for the composition with the rock formation for some times. I finally settled with this one with the rocks stacked like a bonfire with the red aurora right above

Bonfire
Bonfire

After shooting near these rocks for about an hour, tide starting to go lower and lower. So I put on my waterproof boot and walked down along the shore searching for some new elements to add to the red hot glowing aurora. And here are a few more of them, they might looks quite similar in some way. But I do like all of them. And why not showing more variations and share with you!!! 😀

Reflective Glow
Reflective Glow
Stream To The Lights
Stream To The Lights
Glow In The Water
Glow In The Water

Please feel free to leave me a comments, messages, or simply let me know which one you like better. And maybe some details about why you like or dislike them? Thank you for your view!!

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