On Colorblindness and Happy Accidents

By |2012-07-16T09:17:19+00:00Jul 16th, 2012|

The other night, +Brian Bonham and I threw the dice and tested our luck at shooting the stars over Crater Lake. We spent the entire day with +Brad Sloan , shooting the lake from various locations with part of the intent to scout locations for the night shoot. When Brian and I returned to the park that evening, the sun had just set and we were greeted with a beautiful medley of colors. For the next two hours to so, we resigned ourselves to testing out different framing options and cracking jokes at each other’s expense. And right on cue, starts began to form. At first, we pointed out one here and there. Soon, the entire sky was dotted with them. Constellations became visible and then the Milky Way appeared, stretching the span of our sky. Brian and I proceeded to photograph for about 3 hours, comparing and collaborating – and dealing with the occasional light flare up from traffic or a flashlight.

At the time that I was processing these images, I was in a hangout with Brad and +Mandy Sloan. I saw some weird luminance in my shot and I couldn’t figure out what it was. I shared my screen and asked Brad and Mandy to take a look. In situations like this one, I tend to seek some confirmation due to my Red/Green colorblindness.

Much to my surprise and glee, both Brad and Mandy confidently confirmed that it looked like I had captured an aurora caused by the eruption of a solar flare from one of the sun’s larger sunspots. It was one of those moments of extreme satisfaction tinged with a bit of regret because I would have loved to have seen the colors of the aurora both in the field and when I was processing. Often times, I am asked what something made up of colors that I can’t see looks like. While I appreciate the nature of curiosity and inquisitiveness, it does bum me out in a small way to know that I can be missing out on a potentially beautiful event.

Still, I do find myself returning to the memories of staring up at a sky brimming with so many little dots of light and am reminded that, really, things are pretty damn amazing even if a small portion of the color spectrum is not all that perceivable to me. :)

Enjoy the week, everyone!

In terms of processing
Very little was done to this image. I added two effects here – one was some slight Tonal Contrast onto the foreground to bring out the shadows and then a global layer of Rich Glow to add some deeper blacks in the sky.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.1

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175 Comments

  1. Brad Sloan July 16, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Boooooooya!

  2. Khiem Le July 16, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    BeAutiful

  3. Gió Vô Tình July 16, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    oh great

  4. Anna Lowry July 16, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    :-)

  5. Richard Harlos July 16, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Stunning image, +Brian Matiash, enhanced by your narrative. Well done indeed! :)

  6. Erin Frederick July 16, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Gorgeous shot.

  7. Randy Scherkenbach July 16, 2012 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I hear you on the colorblindness, it sucks knowing there is more out there I can't see.  But I do like the look on people faces when I tell them my red/green colorblindness is my excuse for flying through red lights.

  8. Kevin Steele July 16, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Oh man, that's NICE!

  9. Alex Win July 16, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

    That's one awesome shot +Brian Matiash !

  10. Ratul Maiti July 16, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    How long would you typically have to keep the shutter open to get anything like this +Brian Matiash ?

  11. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Thank you so much, everyone!!!

    +Ratul Maiti – This was a 30 seconds at ISO 4000 and f/2.8 using my Canon 5D Mark III ( amazing low light handling) and the Canon 15mm Fisheye lens.

  12. Ratul Maiti July 16, 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash , That is so interesting at ISO 4000 you did not have to deal with noise issues. I heard Nikon D800 has the same capabilities too.

  13. Elaine Soto July 16, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Amazing.

  14. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    +Ratul Maiti There was the slightest amount of noise but I was able to mitigate that in no time with Lightroom 4.1. 

  15. Nicole S. Young July 16, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    SOOOOOO beautiful, +Brian Matiash!

  16. Andi Wolfe July 16, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Wow!

  17. John Lingelbach July 16, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    wow that is spectacular!!  yeah I always wonder what I'm missing out when I see rainbows, all I see are yellow, purple arched across the sky

  18. Juan Pons July 16, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Beautiful image +Brian Matiash, thanks for adding it to the new #nationalparksmonday  Daily Photo Theme.

  19. Annmarie Sparks July 16, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    WOW……now that is NICE!!!

  20. Jason Jakober July 16, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Thats gorgeous dude!

  21. Wade Brooks July 16, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Awesome image!

  22. Paul Johnston July 16, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Don't let your side kicks with supposedly perfect color vision convince you that distant glow was some type of sun flare anomaly.  That glow was actually the glow from the Big Mother Alien Spaceship that had landed just  over the next hill!  The only regret you should have is not one of maybe not being able to see the correct colors, but of not having gone to the next ridge and getting the shot of the Big Mother Alien Spaceship!  However your seized the night and captured a wonderful night time sky!

    Oh +Brian Matiash, if you will do a little research, you will see your color vision is just perfect, the way it should be.  All the others claiming to be able to see in colors are the ones with the vision disorder.  It's along the same lines those claiming to hear voices in their heads.  Feel sorry for those who cannot see reality as the way it is.  ;-)

  23. Towhid Zaman July 16, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    beautiful :)

  24. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    +Paul Johnston HA!!! That made my day. Thank you for that! :)

  25. Kelly-Shane Fuller July 16, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Wow thats AWESOME. I was hoping to get outside the city to try and spot the Aurora myself but sadly didn't get to. 
    I had no idea that you had color blindness, your work often has such great colors to it that its obviously not hindering you much!

  26. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 9:50 am - Reply

    +Kelly-Shane Fuller Thanks much, my man. I usually try to process to whatever results look good to me. I just usually have an idea of what I'm actually shooting. Had Brad/Mandy not said anything, I would have never known there was an aurora. ;)

  27. Daniela Rodriguez July 16, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Beautiful sky and beautiful photo 

  28. alberto gomez July 16, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    this is a good picture

  29. Geoff Yale July 16, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    fantastic shot!

  30. Silvio Oehme July 16, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    freaking awesome. 
    good to know that "luck" exists and hit you from time to time :)

  31. Daan Hansen July 16, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    One day i hope to see a sky like that, i had the opportunity when i was in California, Arizona and Utah but i was more busy to look at the ground where i was walking then to look at the sky. +Brian Matiash  we could make a good team at such a location as i'm night blind, so i could have missed that also!

  32. Chris Brown July 16, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Great shot man, a capture to trasure.

  33. Manuela Azevedo July 16, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Amazing!

  34. Mabel Quinones July 16, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Beatiful I love it.

  35. Richard Lamley July 16, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    cool

  36. Mandy Sloan July 16, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    nice. dude. nice.

  37. Matt Hernandez July 16, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Good job, +Brian Matiash. Trust me, it's beautiful ;)

  38. Gilmar Smith July 16, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Magical image from a bromantic weekend… So full of love! Lol!

  39. Joanne Berry July 16, 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Bingo!

  40. Suzanne Haggerty July 16, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    So awesome!  What an amazing shot.  You are color blind … I am shooting with just my left arm working.  We make quite a pair.  We should go out shooting together again.  You can hold my gear, and I'll describe the colors to you!   : )   +Brian Matiash 

  41. Amy Heiden July 16, 2012 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Damn, this is very cool.

    We don't always have to see something the same way as everyone else for it to be incredible. 

  42. Mitch Stokely July 16, 2012 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Nice work. Color blindness isnt a deficit I think. You just see color "differently". Thats an important distinction because from what Ive read as we get older we lose blue/yellow spectrum. So could it be as you get older you get more normalized or equalized color vision while those around you lose balance? Also, think of all the color blind people that see your work and feel its perfect? So, I think there are many ways to view deficits that are beneficial!

  43. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    +Suzanne Haggerty It's a deal!

  44. jeis g July 16, 2012 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Great view! Just think, life is out there somewhere.

  45. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I wish i could see the way everyone see's because really seeing things differently is amazing

  46. Yasmarian Gonzalez July 16, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Amazing!!! Its just beyond beautiful!

  47. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Ya really

  48. Haylee Foster July 16, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    COOL

  49. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Ya

  50. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Y what if I don't want 2

  51. Tony Eveling July 16, 2012 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Great photo….serious patience required!?  and coffee…!

  52. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    +Tony Eveling Didn't have coffee but I can tell you that there was at least one flask containing scotch. :)

  53. Layba Zaman July 16, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Soooo pretty

  54. Sakshi Mittal July 16, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Soo darn beautiful….?

  55. Samantha Cheng July 16, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    So beautiful! I've never seen that many stars before!  :D

  56. Joshua Modeste July 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    nice

  57. Raheema Keema July 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    WOW!

  58. Carrera Porsche July 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Very nice view

  59. Gretchen Anna July 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Mean either, thats like, i dont know, maybey? alot!

  60. Gretchen Anna July 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    BEAUTIFUL!

  61. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Ya it's amazing, I <3 it it's so pretty

  62. Amanda Recker July 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Incredible!

  63. hemant bisnath July 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    wow

  64. Steve Kalman July 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I would love to see you do a night tutorial for OnOne to include scouting (finding particular constellations or the milky way) noise reduction for those of us with less than pro camera bodies and, of course, post processing.

  65. berline romero July 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    that's beautiful!

  66. Joshua Modeste July 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    i know right

  67. Robert Turner July 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    A great reason to stick around…

  68. Joshua Modeste July 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    ya
    so true

  69. hemant bisnath July 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    yupz

  70. Summers Moore July 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!

  71. Abigail Lakeman July 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    pretty….

  72. Joshua Modeste July 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    like some girl i know

  73. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    omg i know its so beautiful

  74. Joe Szweda July 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Now why in the freak can I not get this type of result? Oh wait, I have to face the camera to the south which is blocked by trees and such. :-s

    I am envious!!!

  75. Shaheer Saif July 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    nice pic

  76. Melaney Scott July 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    wow, beautiful!

  77. rahul dehade July 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    nice

  78. joey tollison July 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    this reminds me of the time i saw the milkyway on the beach

  79. Michael Feirn July 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    im confused

  80. Liz Bruce July 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    My  son is red/green colour bind and it affects his ability to play certain video games..irritating for him, especially as he wants to have a career in that industry. I do always wonder what his world looks like. 

  81. hemant bisnath July 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    lol

  82. Samantha Gammill July 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Brian what a beautiful picture…unfortunate you cannot see the true colors.  Glad you had Brian and Mandy to help you out.  Amazing you captured it so perfectly.  Truly a gifted photographer.

  83. Zoe Wulfers July 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    liz bruce
    IKR i wonder how all of them see (all people that r color blind)

  84. Ruby Winegardner July 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    !

  85. Eva Kulhánková July 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    amaizing ..!!!

  86. marta szwarc July 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    you were so lucky!!!!
    =

  87. elycia johnson July 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    awsome

  88. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    +Liz Bruce Yeah, I remember having the same issues. In fact, I just recently had to give up a game that I was playing altogether because I couldn't tell any of the colors apart. It was a bummer, too, because of the time I invested in it.

    I also remember when I was 17 and on my road test to get my driver's license in Brooklyn, NY. The test instructor told me to make a broken K turn by that red taurus – of which I totally blew by because I couldn't see red and forgot to let him know about that. Despite the mistake, I still passed, though. ;)

  89. Mohammad Noman July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  90. Jeff Revell July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash  – As a fellow color blind photographer I feel your pain. I like to think that, while I might have dificiencies in one spectral range that I have some secret hidden super vision power that "normal" people don't have. At least that's what I tell myself. Great image!
    +Liz Bruce – Tell your son to take up Call of Duty. They have a special colorblind mode that is enormously helpful in determining friend from foe.

  91. Brad Best July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Spectacular….

  92. Melina Kats July 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!

  93. ??? ??? July 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Great who made it allah god

  94. anaya williams July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    wow that amazing

  95. Harry Patel July 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    wow beautiful

  96. Quentin CAUDRON July 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I heart this shot. Really stunning view. Also, I want your Mk. III. Please ?

  97. Richard Bignell July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Great shot and well written post.

  98. Kaushik Bagchi July 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    AWESOME LENS WORK…

  99. Motaz Amr July 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Woooow amaziiiing

  100. Mina Snider July 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Pretty picture! You should frame it.

  101. Judi Gain July 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  102. Al Underwood July 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    "…..it does bum me out in a small way to know that I can be missing out on a potentially beautiful event."
    "… am reminded that, really, things are pretty damn amazing even if a small portion of the color spectrum is not all that perceivable to me."

    I can relate. I'm blind in one eye as of a few years ago. I can no longer 3D. 

    Great shot. Thanks for sharing.

  103. josiah ajiake July 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    i feel like im in heaven

  104. Chris Lazzery July 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Siiiiiiick

  105. Crystal Haall July 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    very nice

  106. Maria McGowan July 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Awesome

  107. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you SO MUCH everyone! I just saw that this shot made What's Hot! Very cool!

  108. Halim Mostafa July 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Great

  109. amber brown July 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    that is so freakin' beautiful

  110. Natalie Wilson July 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Wow that is beautiful

  111. Pat Littleton July 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing what we can not see.

  112. Gretchen May July 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    i love this picture!!!!!!

  113. Liana Raguso July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    WOW

  114. Mike. Montoya July 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  115. Rich Williams July 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Outrageousness.

  116. Pat Danes July 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Wow thanks for sharing , it,s beautiful!!

  117. Megan Scarberry July 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. (:

  118. Yusuf Khan July 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    cool!

  119. Sky Balch July 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    wow so pretty

  120. Soroosh Mashal July 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    just Awesome !

  121. Nuala Woods July 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Mystical heavens

  122. michael-patrick mcanelly July 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    gosh.

  123. Erys Murchison-Wyche July 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    soooo pretty!
    i like that!

  124. Andrew Duddy July 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Sweet, sweet pic! Nice job – it shows that your hard work paid off.

  125. Hannah Ford July 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    bee-utifull

  126. sherry johnson July 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    neat

  127. anthony Doherty July 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Vary   Nice   Work   A   Site   To   See   And  Thank   You.  Truly…! 
    ( A SUM )   Of   Lite And   Color.! 

  128. madison herring July 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    so kool

  129. Greg King July 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    This is such a great shot
    … magnificent

  130. wayne clark July 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Great shot!

  131. Jenna Jackson July 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    beautiful!

  132. Kush Khan July 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous(: 

  133. Jenna Blackwell July 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    wowwwww!

  134. Ammar Bukhari July 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Is that Real? Omg ..omg its gorgeous…. I'm gonna try setting it as wallpaper on my phone

  135. Rockin Flute July 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Stunning!

  136. Jay Patel July 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Nice shot…Looks very natural.

  137. James Dennis July 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Great shot

  138. Suphakhana Aksornpranna July 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    so interesting

  139. Michael appiah-brefo July 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    cool

  140. kayla leimenstoll July 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    that  is asome

  141. Briana Winkworth July 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    And to think that it is even more stunning in person.  Amazing!

  142. Paige Auburn July 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    i lov all the colors

  143. mitchell green July 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    wow it is amazin'

  144. kim gambrell July 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Nice!

  145. Breanna Marie July 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    That's so beautiful!

  146. Toby Harriman July 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Yup I think you nailed this one too! I forgot you guys where out there, I wish I came a day earlier. Let me know if you ever go to shoot stars again, I can do the trip in 18 hours if need :) haha

  147. kimberly pemberton July 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    wow.. it looks like the stars dragged their butts along the sky..
    freaking amazing.

  148. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    +kimberly pemberton HA!!!! I hate it when I stars do that.

  149. kimberly pemberton July 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    seriously.. killer shot!  
    {can i pretend i took it?}

  150. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    +kimberly pemberton Only if I can pretend that your selfie sunday was of me.

  151. kimberly pemberton July 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    hey..  whatever puts the wind in your sails dude. 

  152. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm - Reply
  153. kimberly pemberton July 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    you look great in a sundress btw..

  154. Brian Matiash July 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    +kimberly pemberton Thanks. That's what all the boys in the yard seem to think.

  155. Sandra Parlow July 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    are you sure it wasnt' just the reflection of your sunburn??

  156. Dave Bell July 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash So very cool… and apropos for +Trey Ratcliff 's hangout tonight :-) 

  157. Taylor Goorhouse July 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Beautiful picture; too bad you can't see it's full beauty!

  158. anee kutty July 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Great work

  159. Kevin Chim July 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Awesome, good job,man

  160. Rich Carstensen July 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    This is sweet Brian!  Great work.

  161. marisol jane beray July 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    wow… how did you do it?

  162. dinika saxena July 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    wowwww!!!!!!! thats awesome !!! dazzling, superb its out of this world 

  163. Faiza Ahmed July 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    wowww its awesome

  164. grace jackson July 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    beatiful

  165. Shelly Gunderson July 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    It's very beautiful!

  166. Rupinder Kaur July 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    wow

  167. Daisy Kar July 17, 2012 at 12:06 am - Reply

    cool

  168. Ayesha Saleem July 17, 2012 at 12:07 am - Reply

    its may beautiful for u but for me it is horrible!

  169. Phillip Flores July 17, 2012 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Very cool to read the story of this shoot. Thanks so much for the share and inspiration! 

  170. Chris Sproul July 17, 2012 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Love it Brian!! Awesome

  171. Hark Nijjar July 17, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

    This image exemplifies your dedication to the art of photography. Well done +Brian Matiash 

  172. Augusto Gomes July 18, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    What a wonderful world…

  173. ali Bahmane July 18, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Salut

  174. Phil Shen July 18, 2012 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I didn't think we can see the aurora in the pacific northwest, but thank you for the beautiful evidence that we can!

  175. David Anderson July 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    How'd it feel to be out of the big city?

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