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There is nothing like the Aurora Borealis. It is simply amazing to watch them as they gracefully dance across the sky, changing shape and direction....
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There is nothing like the Aurora Borealis. It is simply amazing to watch them as they gracefully dance across the sky, changing shape and direction.
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6 Comments |
TomasTar
 
TomasTar August 10, 2018
Awesome
KimNordbyPhotography PRO+
KimNordbyPhotography October 14, 2018
Thank You Tomas!
Sullie
 
Sullie August 15, 2018
Congratulations Kim! So beautiful!
KimNordbyPhotography PRO+
KimNordbyPhotography October 14, 2018
Thank You!
shawnbonner
 
shawnbonner August 16, 2018
Beautiful
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KimNordbyPhotography October 14, 2018
Thank You Shawn.
MConrads
 
MConrads March 14, 2019
Wow. Beautiful! Which camera did you use? And can you tell me something about your settings?
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KimNordbyPhotography April 01, 2019
MConrads - there is a description about the equipment and settings in the "Behind the Lens" description at the bottom of this page. There is also some additional information about the photo. Hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Shinershots Platinum
 
Shinershots September 16, 2020
Cool shot
photography2024
 
photography2024 3:04 pm
Wow breathtaking!💚💚
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was made along the southern coast of Iceland. I was on my way to Vestrahorn to photograph the Northern Lights. Before I could get there the sky absolutely EXPLODED with light and lit up the sky. I had to pull off the road right then and there to experience this amazing light show.

Time

The magic date and time was March 23, 2018, about 10:30 PM. I'm not typically a night person, but I could definitely become one with night skies like these. I feel very fortunate to have experienced such beautiful night skies.

Lighting

Mother nature really provided some amazing light for this. There was enough moonlight to provide light to the foreground and the mountains, yet not so much to blow out the Northern LIghts.

Equipment

This image is a single 8 second exposure using the Nikon D850 and the Tamron 15-30 lens on a Sirui tripod with a leveling base. ISO setting was 2500, f/2.8 at 15mm.

Inspiration

Oh my gosh! How could you not be inspired to make this photo! The Aurora Borealis was absolutely magical! Have you even seen a photographer dancing on the beach under a night sky filled with Northern Lights? Well, that was probably me!

Editing

I used Lightroom to do most of the post processing with this image, then pulled it in to photoshop to do a little noise reduction with Topaz denoise.

In my camera bag

It depends on the type of photography I feel inspired to do on that day. I love that you can totally change your photography style with the type of lens you use, and I like to experiment with those various looks. My night photography bag always has the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 lens, the Sigma Fish Eye lens, a tripod, shutter release, and the Nikon D850.

Feedback

It's really important to know and understand the Northern Lights and when they will be visible and active. You also need to watch the night skies and be sure you will have clear skies. There are various apps and tools available to predict Northern Lights and Clear Skies. And be prepared to be flexible with locations and move to another location if the skies at your current location are going to be cloudy. I like to use Live View while photographing the Northern Lights. It will help you determine the correct exposure. Northern Lights can get really bright and you don't want to blow the green channel. Take your time and check your histogram after each exposure to make sure everything is exposed properly. Northern Lights photography is an incredible opportunity and you don't want to be disappointed when you get home only to find your photos are not exposed properly. But most of all.... take the time to enjoy and appreciate the amazing light show before you!

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