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Milky Way - Jökulsárlón, Iceland

From my September trip to Jökulsárlón. This is a location where you can shoot different shots every time you are there. It changes greatly from season to season, day by day and hour by hour so it always comes up with something new every time I am there.


This time the air was clear and cold with no moon light. The clarity of the air was exceptional and I have never in my life seen so many stars here in Iceland. This is the first time I could see the end of the Milky way here in Iceland as it is not that easily visible at this high latitude (64°N).


Having a 5D MK II also meant I could shoot at really high iso to capture it. At iso 6400 it still produces acceptable image if the are correctly exposed.


We fished a couple of iceberg out of the lagoon and placed them on the beach. I then used a flash light to light it up for part of the exposure.


Shooting Information:

Aperture: f3.5

Shutter: 30 sec

ISO: 6400

Focal len: 16mm


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Taken on September 11, 2010