"Breakup at Talkeetna"

                                         Talkeetna, Alaska
                                          October 16, 2003

    As the aurora grew in strength wolves began to howl. I heard a loud chorus from half a dozen or more off in the woods in front of me and had to answer with a hoot of my own as I too could not contain meself at the sight before me. This incredible breakup was "early" in the evening at around 11:30 P.M. local time. It was the most intense of many waves of activity throughout this crystal clear night of viewing on which the aurora was visible from 8:00 in the evening until after &:00 in the morning.
    This photo was taken from near Talkeetna and is looking north towards the Alaska Range and its tallest peaks about 60 miles distant.

    I used a home-built 6x9 cm, medium format camera equipped with a 50mm wide angle lens and Kodak E100VS film to capture the Activity while a last quarter moon, just risen, added its light to the scene.

    This image is availible in the following sizes: 5x7, 6x9, 8x12, 11x15, 12x18 and a 24x30 limited edition photographic print.

    It is also availible in a 6x12 and 8x16 panoramic print sizes.

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