Aurora Explosion - Þingvellir, Iceland

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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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  1. Fresh Light 41 months ago | reply


  2. gippi52 41 months ago | reply

    Un bel notturno.

  3. yolefteye 41 months ago | reply

    Incredible! Nicely done!

  4. Claus Lau 41 months ago | reply


  5. Janette's photography 41 months ago | reply

    WOW this leaves me speechless!
    I think it's one of the most gorgeous shots I have ever seen.

  6. Stefan Elf 40 months ago | reply

    Nice detail with your wife posing... I've used it at times myself. Well, not with your wife obviously, but with mine. Hmm. Anyway, great shot, again!

  7. Adrian Yeng 40 months ago | reply

    Mesmerizing! Really wished I could be there!

  8. suvodeb 39 months ago | reply

    This is amazing!

  9. npj_dreamer 38 months ago | reply

    Awesome picture!!!

  10. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

    Great composition ;-)

  11. eudald_alabau 37 months ago | reply

    Amazing series. Nice to meet you!

  12. m-samandary 34 months ago | reply

    superb! superb! superb!

  13. K.H.P.Photography 33 months ago | reply

    Amazing Galleries. So beautiful and inspirational

  14. Persodan 31 months ago | reply

    ♥ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ Fantastic ! Wonderfull ! Awesome ! Love

    Les ombres de sable

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