Saturday, November 16, 2013

How We See the Aurora Borealis: Camera vs Human Eyes

While observing the aurora is a truly awe-inspiring and often breathtaking experience, the images that come out of modern day DSLR cameras do not match what you witness in real life. Mike Taylor has photographed many colors in the fantastic Northern Lights displays and has been lucky enough to observe including green, purple, yellow, orange, red, magenta and blue. But, when asked about his experience with his naked eye, he exclaims, "I never REALLY know what color they are unless I"m looking at my camera"s LCD screen or more importantly viewing these images on my computer." Why? He was kind enough to write an answer to that very question for us.

To read his answer, see:

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