Photo description: Just before midnight on January 6, 2015 near Hope, Alaska, with very little warning the aurora erupted beyond belief and began dancing up and down the Turnagain Arm, curling and whirling on all sides. I found an inviting composition deep within the spruce trees and from this vantage point I had the sensation of looking through a window into another world, turbulent yet calming. My “Whirled View.”
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 pentaptych, which mean the photo stretches across either 3 or 5 pieces respectively. Additionally, all metal prints come ready to hang.