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Aurora Explosion - Þingvellir, Iceland

This from Easter day last year in Þingvellir national park. The Aurora wasn´t that active. Just like a vague thin green layer in the sky. A larger aperture, high iso long exposure revealed what the eye could not see so clearly.


It is sometimes difficult to really say how active or visible the aurora really was when seeing a picture of it. It is often the less active aurora that is more picture friendly because like any other bright source of light at night a very active Aurora can easily be over exposed compared with the foreground.


The orange glow near the horizon is the light pollution of Reykjavík some 35km away. Often city light is unwanted in night shots but I liked this one as it looks like an explosion which the Aurora burst out from. And yet again, it is my wife posing a model on the edge of the peer, illuminated by a handheld flash light.


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Taken on April 5, 2010