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Burning Bush; Aurora Borealis

Please welcome first-time contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even for a split second.

About this photo: “In Northern Native tradition the aurora borealis are the souls of the departed ascending into the heavens…with sights like these it’s not hard to believe.


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11 comments on “Burning Bush; Aurora Borealis

  1. Mary Strong-Spaid
    August 5, 2014

    I have only seen pictures of the Aurora Borealis.
    What an amazing experience it must be to actually see this in person!

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    • Kyle Anderson
      August 6, 2014

      unfortunately what my eye saw and the camera’s eye saw were two different things. It was a 30 second exposure with the camera propped up on the roof of my car.. you need no light pollution and an usually clear sky to get shots like this.. I’ve have been out in spectacular solar events with mind blowing aurora and got only mediocre takes all the right factors being in place.. but I guess so does magic doesn’t it?


  2. quarksire
    August 6, 2014

    very kewl shot!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. chrisrenney
    August 6, 2014

    So stunning and moving – bigger than all of us.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The Laughable Cheese
    August 6, 2014

    beautiful work. I love the idea of working through pain by letting go with photography or any art expression. I think there is real truth in that. And I appreciate your thoughtful blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Priya Ghose
    August 6, 2014

    Reblogged this on Click And Color and commented:

    Liked by 1 person

  6. roshni
    August 6, 2014

    Surreal picture!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. spencersamalvin
    August 6, 2014

    Great picture, Kyle! . . .


  8. luro97
    August 6, 2014

    Exquisite shot! Welcome.


  9. rosewiltshire
    August 10, 2014

    Absolutely amazing!


  10. andersonk11
    December 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on andersonk11's Blog.


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