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Aurora aura turns into art


March 26, 2021

Carla Goldschmidt

Photographer Carla Goldschmidt says the camera finds much more light than can be seen with the naked eye when shooting the northern lights.

To get photos of the northern lights, photographer Carla Goldschmidt first had to become a hunter. Not in the traditional sense, rather hunting with her camera and her wits for the elusive and spectacular aurora borealis.

"You can't just decide willy-nilly to go out and see the northern lights tonight," she said. "There's a lot of factors, so learning that was very helpful."

Goldschmidt, who currently has an exhibit of her aurora and nature photographs on display at Cloquet's Common Ground Coffee Bar & Deli, is actually a relatively recent convert to the joys of capturing the northern...

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