The Northern Lights were out last night. With very little preparation, I grabbed my camera bag, tripod, flashlight and pepper spray and ventured out to see if I could capture the elusive lights. The location I was hoping to watch them from had too many houses and cars passing by with lights that would not allow me to see the aurora. I kept driving and found myself on a dead-end dirt road. An open hayfield with a great north view was found by chance. Despite fumbling around in the dark with my new tripod and some very uneven ground with mud and snow, I did manage to get a few images of the aurora. I’m still working on my technique and need to be better prepared next time, but overall I think it was a good night. I didn’t get eaten by coyotes and the farmer who owned the field didn’t come out of his house with a shotgun. Definitely a good night.