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(There-their-they’re) sat Jeff Schultz editing the (pictures-pitchers) he’d taken of mushers and (there-their-they’re) dog teams that day. Jeff is the official Iditarod photographer. (There-Their-They’re) fortunate he photographs the race. On the table not (two-to-too) far away was a (picture-pitcher) of Tang. As he worked, Jeff reached (four-for-fore) the (picture-pitcher) (two-to-too) (poor-pour) a glass of the orange beverage Joe Redington loved. Every checkpoint gets (two-to-too) cases of Tang (four-for-fore) mushers (two-to-too) enjoy. Mushers drink water and coffee (to-two-too).
Suddenly (there-they’re-their) was a scurry of activity. People dashed outside (two-too-to) (see-sea) the northern lights. (Its-It’s) not unusual (two-to-too) (see-sea) northern lights during Iditarod but this was (to-too-two) (nights-knights) in a row. (Knight-Night) number (too-to-two) (seamed-seemed) (two-too-to) (bee-be) another (grate-great) display. Everybody was thinking, (ware-wear-where) is my camera, my tri-pod and my coat? It was cold that (knight-night), (so-sew) (ewe-you) (would-wood) want (two-too-to) (where-wear-ware) warm clothes.
(Read-Red), green and purple flames danced across the sky above the (fore-for-four) (plains-planes) anchored at the McGrath airstrip (for-fore-four) the (knight-night). The predominant color of the aurora was green. (It’s-Its) reflection made the snow look green.
(Eye-I) (new-knew) little about shooting the aurora and some of my photo (where-ware-wear) was (knew-new). Jeff Schultz set up his cameras quickly. It (wood-would) take me (for-four-fore) times as long. Jeff gave me (sum-some) pointers. My (pitchers-pictures) were awesome. He was my hero, my (night-knight) in shining armor.
(You’re-Your) camera might capture different colors than what the naked (I-eye) saw. (Hour-Our) cameras might even capture different colors. (Sum-Some) cameras captured great color; others captured (pour-poor) color or (know-no) color at all.. The display lasted nearly an (our-hour). (Your-You’re) quite fortunate (two-too-to) experience multiple (knights-nights) of intense northern lights. (It’s-Its) color and dancing are (two-to-too) magical (fore-four-for) words but Jeff’s (pitchers-pictures) are worth a thousand words.
Lesson plan to be added soon.