There was a storm and then there were lights.
Last Thursday and again on Friday, September 11th and 12th, the sun sent a blast of energy our way in the form of a coronal mass ejection, or CME. While these strong magnetic storms can cause problems for electrical grids, GPS, and radios, what interested me, and just about every other photographer I know, was the light show.
You see these potentially damaging solar storms are also what gives us the Aurora Borealis. otherwise known as the Northern Lights. While much of my photography takes place during daylight hours, the reported potential intensity of the Aurora, and the fact we don’t usually see the Aurora this far south, had me grabbing my camera and heading for the mountains.
I’m a photographer.
If others are to be believed, a pretty decent one too. Though I still have my doubts.
Yet I fell into photography completely by accident.
Ten years ago I would have laughed at the idea.
High school is as far as I went with my education, knowing early on that college was not for me.
I disliked English class so much that the thought of actually paying for any more in college seemed insane.
And yet, I’ve been told I have a way with words.
And now I’m being paid to write.
The fine people at Craftsy.com have taken a chance and asked me on as a writer.
Life is full of twists.
Enjoy the ride.
Mother Nature’s Masterpiece.
As I allude to in this post, I put a lot of effort into my photographs. Most important, being in the right place at the right time. The rest is all up to Mother Nature and the masterpiece she has created for me.
I’m just a witness with a camera.
What a year!
2012 has been an unbelievable year. I’ve created more commissioned work for others, and more of my work is finding its way onto people’s walls. I also feel I’m continuing to learn and grow as a photographer. I’d like to share with you my favorite 12 images from the past year.
(For this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge theme: Surprise. The “surprise?” I can’t count, my favorite 12 of 2012 is actually 20! Enjoy!)
Didn’t see your favorite Jeff Sinon Photography image? Well then click HERE and cast your vote and you could you see it in the upcoming “Fan Favorites Of 2012,” AND you’re vote automatically enters you in a chance to win an 8″ x 12″ copy for your very own. Contest details and rules here
I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I also want to thank each and every one of you who have followed along on my journey a I grow as a photographer. I hope you have enjoyed my writing and the accompanying images, and continue to follow and enjoy throughout the New Year.
It is my sincerest wish that you and all your loved ones have a joyous Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year that brings you joy and happiness.