Morning Light Show

© Phyllis H. Burchett

Morning Light Show

Uploaded: November 05, 2010


After staying up most of the night to catch the Aurora we finally went to bed. When we stepped outside our cabins at 5AM this site greeting us.....awesome. Igloo #8, Wiseman, Alaska

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 39/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3


Emily Cook November 05, 2010

Wow, amazing capture! Glad I can at least experience this through your eyes. #1324400

Rona L. Schwarz November 05, 2010

WOW, WOW! I've never experienced this, Phyllis, how absolutely glorious!!! This image is incredible, I imagine it was even more awesome in person! Thanks for sharing! #9016947

Stan J. Bendkowski November 05, 2010

This is amazing photo, Phyllis! It was worth waiting for. The colours are incredible. Great exposure and composition. #9016995

Tommy E. Burgess November 06, 2010

Absolutely stunning Phyllis!! What a sight to behold. Hope we see this again! #9017033

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 06, 2010

Stunning - Impressive beyond words! Sensational capture Pyllis!! Jeff #9017108

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 06, 2010

Too beautiful for words Phyllis! I want to go see this!!! Great job capturing this glorious morning! #9017204

Karen Slagle November 06, 2010

I would love to see these lights, Phyllis and you did a magnificent job capturing them. Outstanding and a winner... #9017273

Linda Blair November 06, 2010

What a site to behold....gorgeous capture Phyllis!!!!! #9017499

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 06, 2010

OMG, Phyllis, this is absolutely stunning! I have seen the Northern Lights but never so vivid!! Perfect exposure and comp!! #9018345

Alex T. Mizuno November 07, 2010

This is incredible! I've never seen aurora in my life. It's just amazing to me. Well captured in an excellent comp and exposure Phyllis!!! #9018423

Salwa Afef November 07, 2010

Magical moment and stunning capture ,
i see this image as a fairy tale,
very well done :) #9019123

Joy Rector November 07, 2010

awesome #9019260

Ron McEwan November 07, 2010

This has to be the ultimate in excitement. Love to have been there. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous and unique image #9019398

Mike Clime November 07, 2010

What and awesome capture, Phyllis! This is on my bucket list! #9019542

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 07, 2010 1

Winner, winner, winner Phyllis!
Awesome! I've never seen anything so amazing....

jo ann c. #9019936

Terry Cervi level-classic November 07, 2010

How I'd love to see something like this, Phyllis! This is just an awesome capture! Too beautiful for words! #9019957

Phyllis H. Burchett November 08, 2010

Thank you so much for your comments yall....if I could we'd all go have an Aurora party on me! #9020912

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 08, 2010

Ever since I was a kid and read about this fantastic phenomenon, I've wanted to see it. Like Emily, am glad I've experienced it thru this marvelous capture of yours...must've been an incredible experience to witness...glad you had the wherewithal to use your camera...I'd probably stand there with my jaw hanging open! Beautiful work, once again, Phyllis! #9021194

Debra R. Harder November 08, 2010

OMG!! What an amazing scene, Phyllis!! Brilliant exposure, details, colors, and comp. Amazing image!! Deb #9021247

Stan Kwasniowski November 08, 2010

Phyllis, beautiful #9021545

Summer A. Kozisek November 08, 2010

Spectacular capture!! #9022299

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 09, 2010

Oh my gosh, Phyllis I am so jealous. I have just got to get up there some day. A definite to do. This capture is just so awesome. #9023180

Carol L. Fowler November 09, 2010

This is awesome! I usually am up there in summer so don't have the opportunity to see this. #9024132

Phyllis H. Burchett November 09, 2010

Thanks is pretty awesome to see! #9024276

Pattie Smith November 09, 2010

WOW!!! This looks like a winner to me! Beautiful beyond words Phyllis! #9024295

Cathy Barrows November 09, 2010

ok now you have ticked me would love to see this and this is one of the best pics of it I have ever seen #9024517

Karen Celella level-deluxe November 10, 2010

Jaw-dropping!! I'm not sure we will be lucky enough to see anything like this during our trip next week, but now my prayers have stepped up a notch! Fabulous, Phyllis! #9025753

Dianna Murphy November 11, 2010

Wow what an amazing site and image! #9028057

Phyllis H. Burchett November 11, 2010

Thank so much for taking the time to comment you guys, you are all such amazing means a lot to me. #9028897

Steve M. Harrington November 11, 2010

An exceptional image, Phyllis! I am really interested in this type of shooting and would love to know what the camera settings were.
Steve #9029001

Nadia Paul November 17, 2010

This is just breathtaking Phyllis - I'm sure we'll see this one again! #9044063

Phyllis H. Burchett November 17, 2010

Thanks Steve and Nadia! Steve, I'm pretty sure it was a 30 second exposure at F2.8 and ISO 800. #9047230

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 19, 2010

Amazing capture and colors, Phyllis. #9050770

Robert Jensen December 02, 2010

Wow - straight into my favorites #9076568

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Oh my, this is a big winner Phyllis!!! I am so impressed. What a beauty!

Congratulations on your finalist, I'm sure this will be golden!!! Yes, a fav! #9096930

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 13, 2010

I am not surprised to see this again. Outstanding finalist Phyllis. Yep I am still jealous #9097419

Marijana Fajgl level-classic December 13, 2010

What a magic! Big congratulations on your amazing finalist! #9097610

Pattie Smith December 13, 2010

Congratulations Phyllis! I think this one will come around again! #9097652

Renee Doyle level-classic December 13, 2010

Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Phyllis!! #9097735

Lynn M. Whitt December 13, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist... #9097863

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 13, 2010

Winner all the way, and straight into my favs!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #9098139

Carol L. Fowler December 13, 2010

Big Congrats! No surprise here! #9098215

Rona L. Schwarz December 13, 2010

Agreed! No surprise, that is. A magical capture, Phyllis and I predict more Gold magic to come. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist! #9098258

Val Feldman level-deluxe December 13, 2010

How could this spectacular image miss??? It couldn't - impossible!!! Huge congrats to you, Phyllis for a superb Finalist and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #9098331

Tammy Espino December 13, 2010

Congrats on your finalist!!! :) #9098348

Kim Andelkovic December 13, 2010

I'm speechless, still trying to pick my jaw up off the ground.......ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR and just rite outside your cabin.....WOW WOW WOW......It truly is breathtaking......Its already a GOLD to me.....brilliant work Phyllis :-) #9098369

Jessica Jenney December 13, 2010

Congratulations, Usman on your stunning finalist! What a fabulous sight and capture! #9098382

Jessica Jenney December 13, 2010

I'm so sorry, I meant to say Phyllis!:( #9098397

December 13, 2010

It really is awesome! #9098759

Phyllis H. Burchett December 13, 2010

Thank you so much you guys! #9098833

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 13, 2010

Wow, Phyllis, hardy congrats on this spectacular finalist!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9099145

Patti Coblentz December 13, 2010

Awesome, to say the least, Phyllis...congratulations...sure to go gold! Very jealous, too...would LOVE to see this :) #9099209

Leslie McLain level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Congrats on all of your beautiful finalists, Phyllis. #9099776

Debra R. Harder December 13, 2010

So superb, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on another SUPERB finalist! Deb #9100183

Terry Cervi level-classic December 13, 2010

Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Phyllis! #9100255

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9101204

Danny B. Head level-deluxe December 14, 2010

Wow, I want to go! Congrats! #9102195

Donna W. Neal December 14, 2010

I am so jealous, this would be on my "bucket List" for sure.
Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! #9103204

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 15, 2010

this is superb... I so much envy you for having seen this... amazing... congratulations!!!! #9104486

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 15, 2010

A terrific image to behold for long. CONGRATZ. Looks all set for Golden glory, Phyllis!

UB. #9104559

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic December 15, 2010

I knew this was a winner Phyllis!!! What a beauty! A BIG CONGRATS to you!!! #9105271

Patti Coblentz December 15, 2010

Big congratulations on your amazing winner, Phyllis!! #9105286

Kathy Cline level-classic December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas Phyllis and a BIG congrats to you on the winning image! #9105344

Terry Cervi level-classic December 15, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful second place win, Phyllis! #9105531

Debra R. Harder December 15, 2010

This is one of my favs, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on a well-deserved GOLD WINNER!! BEAUTIFUL!! Deb #9105570

Rona L. Schwarz December 15, 2010

I knew this would go GOLD, Phyllis, and am so very happy for you! A magical image to be sure...HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Gold Winner! #9105687

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 15, 2010

fantastic win, congratulations!!! #9106005

Michelle Alton December 15, 2010

Wow, Phyllis, this is extraordinary! Congratulations on your Win! #9106079

Kim Andelkovic December 15, 2010

Congratulations Phyllis, I would have given this 1st place win :-) #9106205

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 15, 2010

As I said the first time I commented on this...WINNER, WINNER, WINNER! I would have given it Grande Prize!

Congratulations girl!

jo ann c. #9106382

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 15, 2010


HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome win!

Photobucket #9106420

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 15, 2010

Congratulation Phyllis on your awesome second place win. #9106477

Val Feldman level-deluxe December 15, 2010

Sometimes, I want to kiss the Judges! Sure do feel like it this time for picking out this phenomenally beautiful capture and Gold Win of yours! Magnificent work, Phyllis - Huge congratulations!!! #9106543

Pattie Smith December 15, 2010

Congratulations Phyllis on this WINNER! My favorite photo! #9106560

Renee Doyle level-classic December 15, 2010

Big congratulations Phyllis on this wonderful winner!!! #9106774

Merna L. Nobile December 15, 2010

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9107007

Nadia Paul December 15, 2010

Congrats on this stunning winner Phyllis! #9107018

SaMi Martin December 15, 2010

Congrats Phyllis on this beautiful image! #9107057

Phyllis H. Burchett December 15, 2010

Thank you soooo much everybody for your comments and your support....what a great little photo community this is! #9107107

Karen Slagle December 15, 2010

Congrats again my friend on your most wonderful winning image. What a fantastic capture and trip... #9107124

Jessica Jenney December 15, 2010

Congratulations, Phyllis on your stunning winner! #9107155

Shirley A. Kinney December 15, 2010

Phyllis, this is just too awesome for words. This was definitely waiting up all night for...Haven't been on BP much lately and somehow I missed this. Congrats on your win. It is well deserved. #9107542

Sam Britt December 15, 2010

Big Congrats on this second place winner, Phyllis!! #9107594

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 15, 2010

Cannot believe I missed this, Phyllis! Congratulations on this incredible Winner! WTG! #9107640

Stan Kwasniowski December 15, 2010

Phyllis, a big Congratulations #9107754

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 15, 2010

Big congrats on your excellent winner Phyllis! Awesome!!! #9108088

Danny B. Head level-deluxe December 16, 2010

I really love this one Phyliss! Congrats to you! #9108235

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 16, 2010

Congratulations #9108576

Karen Celella level-deluxe December 16, 2010

I am SO THRILLED to see this on the winners page! Huge congratulations Phyllis!! I'm still drooling! #9108871

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 16, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your terrific Second place GOLD, Phyllis. WTG!

UB. #9109002

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 16, 2010

Huge congrats on a super duper winner, Phyllis!! Fab capture!! #9109505

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 16, 2010

OMGOSH! This is sooooo incredibley BEAUTIFUL, Phyllis! It takes my breath away!

CONGRATULATIONS on your magnificent win! :-) k #9110172

Phyllis H. Burchett December 16, 2010

Thank you so much you guys for all the wonderful comments!!! ☺ #9110299

Irene Colling level-classic December 16, 2010

Mother nature painted the sky but you skillfully captured the scene and artfully presented the moment for all of us to enjoy.

Congratulations on your winning image Phyllis. #9110331

Mary K. Robison December 17, 2010

Outstanding capture, Phyllis. Congratulations on your well earned win! #9110490

Phyllis H. Burchett December 17, 2010

Thanks Irene and Mary R.! #9110965

Leslie McLain level-deluxe December 18, 2010

Congrats on your stunning winner, Phyllis. #9112761

Carol Flisak level-addict December 18, 2010

Huge congrats on your second place winner, Phyllis!! This is a stunning capture... it must have been an awesome thing to see in person. It's on my bucket list! #9113175

Kathy Salerni level-classic December 18, 2010

Big congrats on this gorgeous Winner, Phyllis! #9113561

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 19, 2010

Congrats Phyllis on your Wonderful 2nd Place Win! Jeff #9114296

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 21, 2010

Congratulations on your win Phyllis!!! A HUGE FAVORITE of mine! I would love to see this in person, some day! Thanks for sharing!!! #9118049

Eivor Kuchta February 14, 2011

Spectacular! What a treat, worth waiting for! #9241175

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 23, 2016

Congrats on a stunning POTD, Phyllis. #11487660

Rosemary Sampson level-classic June 23, 2016


Nancy L. Green level-classic June 23, 2016

GORGEOUS image Phyllis, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11487683

Vicki J. Mudd June 23, 2016

Absolutely stunning image. Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD and other gold awards winner.

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 23, 2016

Congratulations, Phyllis on POTD for this wonderful capture and all the Gold previously awarded this photo! Cheers!!! =^..^= #11487703

June 23, 2016


Carol Quina level-classic June 23, 2016

Congratulations on your POTD for this lovely capture! #11487753

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 24, 2016

And now...Inspiration of the Week! Such a winner Phyllis! #11488074

Nadia Paul June 25, 2016

So beautiful Phyllis - congrats on your POTD! #11488282

Paula Showen June 25, 2016

This is an outstanding capture!!! So glad you were able to catch it, because I've never seen such a beautiful sight! Congratulations on your well deserved gold awards!!! #11488349

Phyllis H. Burchett July 05, 2016

Thank you so very much for the lovely comments everyone, what a nice surprise to get POTD. I was out of the country when it came up sorry for the late reply!!! #11492233

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