Finally I got to see the northern lights for myself. The shifting green shapes against the dark backdrop were spectacular. I believe it was God saying “hey, look what I can do!” to us.
As a photographer I often find it hard to really experience an experience, because I’m so eager to photograph it. This was definitely the case here. Since I’ve never experienced northern lights before I had no idea how long it would last and so I was very focused on getting good photos. Next time I’ll try to remember to take a deep breath and just enjoy the sight for a moment inbetween the shooting as well.