I spent early December in Alaska with McKay Photography Academy and Salmon Berry tours  – We explored the Matanuska Glacier with ice caves, Sled Dogging (mushing) with Dallas Seavey(an Iditarod superstar), took the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Fairbanks AND saw some amazing northern light displays! The Aurora Display was amazing.

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More about the gear used for the Northern Lights

Gear Used in Alaska:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 Lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
Sony a7Rii

Rode VideoMicro Compact
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens
Tripod MeFoto Roadtrip Carbon Fiber

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 I feel lucky - a 3 minute walk from home puts me on a little secret beach access looking across Elliott Bay to Olympic Mountain views like this! I had hoped to try a longer exposure to get the clouds all smooth and wispy but a 600mm lens and a stiff breeze caused too much shake, so I just sat there, shooting, watching the sun, hoping for a moment when the clouds would light up like this! * Captured last night with the #Sony #A7RII and #Tamron #150600G2 at 500mm
 I love that light on the Northern Flicker's breast! This image has a few issues - it's getting a little noisy, I'd have love to shoot at a slightly smaller aperture to get his head in focus and that bright light around his beak is distracting but I keep coming back to that light and the soft green frame :) Also related to my recent video 80D vs the 77D - why buy an older camera? learn more http://photorec.tv/77Dvs80D Captured with the #80D and #Tamron #150600G2 Lens at ISO 2000
 #mondaymorningshare - Were you trying to impress the ladies this week like this green winged teal? Visit photorec.tv/fb to share your favorite photo from the last week and check out all the submissions! It's a great way to get your work seen! * Captured with the Sigma 150-600 C as I wrap up my comparison vs the Tamron 150-600

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