V-Shaped Aurora - Northern Lights at Reykjanes, Iceland
This one is taken a few minutes before my previous shot. The Aurora was unusually spread this night, appearing in almost every direction in the sky. Usually one can only shoot Aurora in one direction and usually to the north here in Iceland. This night was luxurious as I could shoot into almost any direction.
The Orange glow is the lights from Reykjavík and the neighboring downs just 10 away. Some consider light pollution as unwanted in images but in some cases the add interest. Here I feel like they added interest as it brakes up the otherwise almost monochrome colors from the Aurora.
I did not venture far from the car this night. The temperature was not that low but the wind was really howling and it felt really cold. Still nights with -20°C felt much warmer than this night out.
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