Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What a busy weekend

Long weekends. You gotta love them.
Last Friday Paul Zizka, the whole Caffeine and Cameras group and I, went to Bow Lake to photograph us some star trails.
Long story short. I was home at 5am. ;) Wonderful night. As if the night couldn't be any better, on the drive home I saw beautiful patches of thick heavy fog. I didn't stop I just enjoyed the views I was getting.

For those who are interested in doing some star trails. I am planning on doing a how to very soon. Hang in there. :)

Then on Saturday (just as I was making plans to sleep in) I got a heads up on some possible aurora activity. So I went out again. Every time I see the Northern Lights, they are so different. This time around the colours were the weirdest I've seen so far. From pinks and purples to light teals(!) and deep greens. AWESOME!!!

Aurora Borealis 30 July 2011 - Images by Olivier Du Tre

Also one of the images got featured on the official Nasa '3D Sun' iPhone app. All though – thanks to my quirky accent in my last name – my name showed up weird. But I'll take it.

And then on Sunday I simply had to cross the street and shoot the fields in front of my house. We were getting some awesome clouds. I couldn't miss that!

Perfect clouds

And yesterday (the statutory holiday) I DID NOTHING! ;)


  1. What an awesome weekend you had! I love the star trails, so beautiful. Looking forward to your tutorial :)

  2. Fantastic images Oli! And what an incredible view from your house!

  3. Thanks guys!

    @ Russ: You should see the OTHER side! ;)

  4. Gorgeous! Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!

  5. Looks like you had some great results! Look forward to your howto on this.

  6. Wow Olivier what a fantastic post. So happy for you. Awesome shots so beautiful. Looking forward to your How to. Great post thank you for sharing.