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Lake Cliché

Another one from the 8th of march aurora blast. It was a quick showing inbetween hailstorms. We went to Lake Cliché (it's actually called Kleifarvatn, long story) in hopes of getting shelter from extreme winds, only to find out it was even worse with a blinding blizzard. But with fast wind comes fast turnarounds, so we got a few moments of clear sky inbetween blizzards. One of those clear skys presented us with this amazing shockwave of auroras that spanned the whole sky in a matter of seconds. This shot was a quick setup as I wasn't ready for it when it started, aurora waits for no one. Thank god for Zeiss's 21mm hard infinity stop. A minute later, I managed to record a short timelapse, the last shot featured in this video is from that moment.

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Taken on March 8, 2012