Pilot's Dream

Pilot's Dream

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Photo description: At the stroke of midnight on October 13, 2012 from Anchorage, Alaska, waves of green auroras reflect across the amazingly calm water of Lake Hood, the largest seaplane base in the world. In this single 6-second exposure (no computer tricks) I used my headlamp to illuminate this stunning Cessna 195 float plane. Even with the bright glow of the Anchorage International Airport in the background, this was a brilliant aurora display. No bright city lights were going to stop this show from going on!

Local photographer Todd Salat is known across Alaska for his photos of the aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, as well as breath-taking Alaska landscapes. His preferred medium, metal, allows for high definition and an almost 3-D effect. The inks are dye-infused onto a specially coated aluminum in a 400 degree heat press and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both waterproof and scratch resistant. These metal prints come in multiple sizes and some come in triptych or pentatych, which mean the photo stretches across either 3 or 5 pieces respectively. Additionally, all metal prints come ready to hang.