A visitor from the Prairies stayed up late to capture a stunning image of the aurora borealis over the B.C. coast.
Dale Boan, from Saskatoon, has been photographing auroras for about 10 years and is an administrator for the Saskatchewan Aurora Hunters Facebook group. Visiting Nanaimo with his wife, Boan took the photo from Neck Point Park in Nanaimo at about 2 a.m. Feb. 27, on a Canon R5 digital camera with a 15mm lens and an exposure time of about 15 seconds.
“From about midnight on it was certainly visible,” he said. “It probably would have been visible earlier, but there was a fair amount of clouds and then it cleared off.”
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The image, he said, is one of the best he’s made.
“That one is certainly one of the top ones,” Boan said. “Top one of the year, so far … That one when I took it, I knew it was going to be good. I like the layers.”
His photos can be found at www.instagram.com/daleboan and www.instagram.com/daleboanimaging.
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