My biggest kodak moment

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What do you call taking a photo of a volcano together with the Northern lights on a starry night ? - "Once in a lifetime opportunity" doesn't really cover it.

The volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland 2010, causing extensive air traffic disruption, started with an eruption on the east side of the volcano in a place called Fimmvörðuháls. The location provided an opportunity for up-close encounters and with a team of SUV enthusiasts and other photography nerds I was able to travel to the remote site of the eruption. We crossed the glacier Mýrdalsjökull using vehicles specially modified for glacial driving, lucky enough to catch the perfect day in between days of blizzards and poor visibility. At the site of the eruption, we could only humbly watch the power of nature presenting us with a scene of roaring fire and earth's landscaping in action as the lava flowed from the crater to lower grounds. The visual impression got even more intense in the twilight hour, bringing out the vivid colors of the fire, set against the dark blue sky. As we got ready to leave that night and finished getting our obligatory volcano portraits taken, I notice the Northern lights appearing in the starry skies above the volcano for a fleeting moment – the biggest Kodak moment of my life.

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  1. lundur/Iceland 35 months ago | reply

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    Thank you for adding this beautiful photo!

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  2. ThePolaroidGuy [CensoredϟRestricted] 35 months ago | reply

    Seen on:
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    Thank you for adding this beautiful photo!

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  3. ░S░i░l░a░n░d░i░ 35 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. oybay© 34 months ago | reply

    This is exceptionally beautiful!

  5. dan.bullok 33 months ago | reply

    This is easily one of the most magnificent photos I have ever seen. Thank you!

  6. Diana Michaels 32 months ago | reply

    Ég líka... :)

  7. Flight Of Littlewing 30 months ago | reply

    Wow! Awesome shot!


    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

  8. BlueisCoool 29 months ago | reply

    Very nice work - congrats !

  9. pauline.locke 28 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!!

  10. squatchman 20 months ago | reply

    WOW!!! Un-freakin'-real! Magnificent catch! Definitely a once-in-a-millenium photo opp. Well done!
    Hope you're enjoying an Awesome weekend!

  11. orich 10 months ago | reply

    phenomenal candid and beauty!

  12. 10 months ago | reply

    Þetta er myndin! Alveg ótrúlegt móment!

  13. Gemma~A Passionate Photographer 4 months ago | reply

    Taken at the right time!!! spectacular image

  14. Philip Kuntz 4 months ago | reply

    Excellent job!
    From The Exceptional Photographs Group
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    A fabulous Image!!!
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    Thank you

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