Northern Lights display captured on film
Photographer Chad Blakley shares experience
- Duration 4:12
- Date Jun 22, 2012
Photographer Chad Blakley shares experience
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Video of the northern lights to show you just.
The DNC I think it's really way -- -- describe it is dancing in the sky over -- in our next guest shot this film.
I've filming this spectacular display.
For the last three years he's -- lately he's on the phone from I was -- national park in some meat and -- three years is a long time some incredible footage but why do you do next.
You know I have to ask myself a question that I'm close.
Honestly you when you're outside and then looking at this it's it's really need an incredible feeling if you can imagine how cool looks on the TV.
Think what looks like your own eyes and I'd say that's why do you ever get tired.
No I don't -- I get tired of the cold sometimes split.
Luckily we've in the midnight sun is enormously right now so we're beginning to get sick of the sun and ready for the euros to come back when it how cold is it.
Right now are in winter.
In the winter when he had to be out there filming.
Period and oh we can help me and so here we try can you still hear me.
Yeah I've got you okay good I -- -- grade this is that quite a -- just getting -- opportunity to talk to you but how cold is it when you're sitting outside some of those nights.
On average twenty to thirty below.
Colder nights but I prefer not to unless -- actually have to.
So why -- you -- on the ski doing that's.
I fell in love with a Swedish Carolina I grew up in Springfield Missouri and I and I married a Swedish girl in.
Here I am and the first time I saw LeRoy as I knew my had to get a camera -- -- this is there something about.
This particular national park that gives you a different vantage point and these -- Absolutely.
And there are only a few places in the world where you can actually see -- first you have to be far enough north that -- and what's known as -- -- And luckily all this can national park is one of the driest places in the world that is an -- we're in micro climates so we have more nights.
Without clouds and a clear view to -- -- than nearly anywhere else in the world.
-- -- Rick and and I'm totally with you as far as doing stuff.
For the girl that's a way to.
-- on board there but I'm wondering can you make any money off this idea -- -- -- -- -- Well I I have to be honest it's it's been a very very good year my wife and I have turned the company in into.
Tourism business -- started out just.
Taking a few photographs for post -- every now and again and now we're.
We're doing highly tour is where we take people with -- a tripod and and help them take a picture of -- or it's.
Really been a fantastic journey so far.
-- been doing different.
Three years now how much longer do you expect to do it.
Quite frankly is that long is so I'm able to and as long as there's an interest I'll continue doing -- it's it's become a passion among.
I delights different now mean do you see changes over the last year is about what you see in the sky.
It's the lights themselves don't necessarily change but the intensity.
And the -- currency meaning it happens much more often lately because were were going into the solar maximum.
And we're watching this videotape.
That -- shot Chad do you have to be behind the camera the whole time.
Or can you just sort of set it up and then go take a nap.
You know sometimes I wish I could go and taken out but most of the places do the filming are very remote.
So there's really nowhere to go and then obviously it's very important to make sure that the camera doesn't -- because when he gets sect called you have to to really baby the equipment.
And make sure it's continues to function how.
-- find out.
More about you Chad and had to find if they want to go on one of these tours.
They can take a look at our website lights over left -- dot com.
Or they can check out our FaceBook page like -- -- on FaceBook as well.
Think there's a lot more to this story than we thought -- C follow love.
And then look what happened that would have to look what happens Chad it's great to talk to you thank you for letting it shows -- -- incredible video.
And now we look forward to having you back -- thank you very much all the best Chad.