Last weekend we traveled up to Sparks Lake, in the Central Oregon Cascades in hopes to capture another aurora. Word had traveled through the internet via www.SoftServeNews.com and even made it to national news. This news shown that the aurora forecast was going to be phenomenal.
Unfortunately, the aurora forecast turned out to be incorrect. Nonetheless, we were in some of the most beautiful area in Oregon and we were not about to let this go to waste.
This image was taken at the first location we chose to shoot the aurora. It was right at sunset and the mountains were a beautiful glow of pinks and purples.
After the sun went down, the aurora failed to get the memo to show up. No problem, we waited for the moon to rise (off camera to the right) and then photographed the landscape lit only by the moon and stars.
The next day we ventured back to another location at Sparks Lake. This place is just north of the lake where a creek enters the lake.
Later that afternoon we took the chairlift ride up Mount Bachelor to the Pine Martin Lodge. An excellent view point and well worth the chairlift ride ticket. Even if you are afraid of heights like I am.