Monday, March 27, 2006

Two weeks in Alaska

Alaska, a land like nowhere else. Everything is just...beautiful. A nature preserve that we, as human beings, are still to destroy.

I always find the trip to Alaska very reassuring and peaceful. My research takes me to the heart of Alaska - in the middle of nowhere. I always wanted to capture the serenity of it in pictures. During my recent trip, I had a newly bought Minolta Dimage Z3 with me and believe me, I made a good use of it. The surroundings are so picturesque, it is hard to get a bad shot. I will try to share some of the beautiful moments from this trip here.

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, is what Alaska is most famous for. We didn't expect to see much auroral activity this time around since 2006 is the year of solar minimum. But as it turns out, this time we had more clear nights and geomagnetic activity wasn't quite so low as we thought it would be. On one particular night, although it was -20 deg F outside, I could brave the cold to see one of the most spectacular displays I have ever seen.

...and the fact that my camera could capture it, made it all the more special.

Stay tuned for more.