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Northern Lights - Iceland 2016
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Northern Lights - Iceland 2016Northern Lights - Iceland 2016Northern Lights - Iceland 2016Northern Lights - Iceland 2016
Northern Lights - Iceland 2016Northern Lights - Iceland 2016Northern Lights - Iceland 2016Northern Lights - Iceland 2016
Northern Lights - Iceland 2016

Early in Feb I surprised my wife for her birthday with a trip to Iceland. Kind of a double edged sword really as she always wanted to visit Iceland and I always had photographing the Northern lights on my bucket list..

The few days we spent in Iceland were amazing and I have created a separate gallery with short video from our trip
Follow the link below if you fancy seeing some more of my images from our trip.

Iceland 2016

But the real reason for this post is to showcase my Northern Lights images.

We were so lucky, the first few days of our trip were overcast and not the right conditions, so every night our trip was cancelled, but on the last night the weather broke and we were successful.
We booked our trip throuigh the amazing Superjeep.is company on the island, they picked us up when they said they would and knew all the right places to visit. Our group was large that night due to so many previously cancelled nights trips all coming together but our driver and our time our chasing the lights was amazing.

As we were only there for a few days I had to travel light and that included my camera gear.

My camera bag consisted of :

Fuji xt-1
Fuji 16-55 f/2.8 lens
Samyang 12mm f/2
Carbon fibre travel tripod
Loads of batteries and memory cards

In hindsight I should have taken my Samyang 8mm FishEye lens. But hey ho, maybe next time.

For these shots I kept the aperture wide open at f/2, my ISO varied from 800-3200 and the shutter was between 3-10 seconds.
But as a base I started at f/2, ISO 1600 and 3 secs.

All images were shot in RAw and processed oin lightroom and photoshop. I can;t give specifics as I was just moving sliders until I got the result I wanted, but lots of clarity, contrast and adjusting of the balck channel were used..

Enjoy the images and thanks for looking.

Matt

  • David West - Stunning Matt and soooooo Jealous, its on my bucket list for December / January I hope I get some as clear as this..ReplyCancel

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