Updated: Mar 16, 2022
Imagine growing up and not knowing there was something this amazing and magical in the sky at night! Well that's me: and it's the story for so many people, even those in the far north believe it or not.
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, I never knew we could see the northern lights frequently in southern Saskatchewan until just recently. One can always "enhance" a picture to make the northern lights look brighter then they were, but these pictures are basically straight out of the camera!
We decided to take a drive a few minutes north of the Regina after noticing on Facebook that Iceland got a good show a few hours ago. Hint: this is usually more predicable and a better indication of aurora display, then any app might be ;)
It wasn't until I moved back home from northern Saskatchewan was I able to witness them here for myself in southern Saskatchewan, and wow, I wasn't disappointed!
We almost left Condie Nature preserve before the northern lights got really good - another reminder that perseverance always pays off. I felt bad for all the people who left before us. Perseverance" something I learned doing aurora borealis photography up north. Sometimes it might suck having to stand around and wait for something that might never happen - maybe it's a bit of faith as well.
Maybe it's that we often are looking down in life or maybe too busy living in city life, we fail or forget to look up from time to time. Regardless, it was pretty exciting to see them here and I am glad to have got some footage for everyone to enjoy.
I'd love to see your pictures - please share anytime!