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Alby and the Aurora | Andy Davey

Alby and the Aurora - photo by Andy Davey. Alby, the border collie/blue healer dog sits next to the photographer watching the Aurora alongside the historic Michell's Cottage.

One man and his dog enjoying the Aurora Australis display at Mitchell’s Cottage, Central Otago.

Camera Settings

ISO: 6400
Apperture: f/3.6
Exposure: 8 sec

Image Details

Location: Mitchell’s Cottage, Fruitlands, Central Otago
Date Taken: 10th April 2022


Media: Chromaluxe Metal Print
Size: 60 x 40cm

Not often I do a selfie, and even more rare it is for Alby to remain still enough for a long exposure night shot. Thankfully, with the near full moon it only had to be for 8 seconds. This video might give you an idea of how difficult it was:

It was a glorious night, with the three quarter moon helping to light up the historic Mitchell’s Cottage and it’s well maintained grounds. Find out more about this location here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/alexandra-area/mitchells-cottage/

Check out some of the other stills from the nights shoot:

  • Sunday Night Lights - photo by Andy Davey
  • Sunday Night Lights - photo by Andy Davey
  • Sunday Night Lights - photo by Andy Davey

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Media: Chromaluxe Metal Print
Size: 60cm x 40cm

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