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Aurora Moonset by CJ Kale
Wednesday, 6th January 2016

Aurora Moonset

by CJ Kale

Taken in the Portage Valley of Alaska south of Anchorage. It was an amazingly strong solar storm that generated this display. While most shooters on this night traced north, a few friends and I took a chance and headed south in search of open water. Not only did the clouds clear as the moon set but the aurora lit up the night sky until the morning. This was the most amazing aurora display I have ever witnessed.
Equipment: Canon 5d mark 3, Gitzo tripod 16-35 2.8L at 27mm
CJ Kale
I am a fine art, travel and adventure photographer located on the big island of Hawaii. I love to photograph the beauty of mother nature around Hawaii and the world. I hope my images inspire others to go out and explore.

Aurora Moonset by CJ Kale was photo of the day on Wednesday, 6th January 2016. You can leave a comment below.


6th January 2016 at 2:45 am

So beautiful. Love the intense colors and silhouettes. Congratulation CJ! Lorenzo

Anne Egli

6th January 2016 at 4:04 am

Wow, the colors, the silhouettes, the reflections, everything is absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing, love this.

6th January 2016 at 4:06 am

Amazing shot, CJ! Congrats on the image of the day.

6th January 2016 at 5:37 am

Gorgeous!!! What colors! Just amazing!

6th January 2016 at 6:12 am

That’s incredible and oh so beautiful.

Laura Milholland

6th January 2016 at 6:52 am

The colors are other-worldly and simply gorgeous! Your gamble to go in the direction you did sure paid off!


6th January 2016 at 8:23 am

Sensational Alaska Aurora Light Photo with Colour Impressions like an Aquarell Painting.


6th January 2016 at 12:29 pm

The trees look like there are on fire but the green and blues give it away. I love the reflections in the water and the stars in the sky. Gorgeous shot!!


6th January 2016 at 12:30 pm

Would be hanging on my wall…better than a painting!! You really nailed this shot CJ!

Roger Mullenhour

6th January 2016 at 6:22 pm

This is stunning and probably the best image of an aurora I have seen. I agree with Bonnie……it needs to be on the wall.


6th January 2016 at 7:37 pm

Stunning-Stellar photo, once in a life time shot!!

7th January 2016 at 1:55 am

BRAVO!!! My keyboard is wet with drool and envy. Magnificent capture and post processing. Thank you.


7th January 2016 at 4:06 am

Live here all my life and I have seem some beauties, you got one on film, well done..I would buy one

10th January 2016 at 4:13 pm

so very beautiful!

14th January 2016 at 10:03 am

Great composition and lovely colours.

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