Spirit in the Sky

Categorized as Night Prints
Vertical northern lights photo

Northern lights climb into the night sky over Jokulsarlon. It was a windy evening so I didn’t expect any reflections in the glacier lagoon. The northern lights were not very active, but when this streak of aurora snaked up into the sky, I quickly turned my camera to vertical position and managed two photos of this short lived event.

This vertical nature photo from Iceland shows the importance of the shape of the aurora as it climbs into the night sky.

This Northern Lights photo is quite unusual for me because I am using f/8 aperture. Although it required a bit more exposure, these are the sharpest stars I have ever photographed.

By Tony Prower

Tony Prower spent over 15 years photographing the landscapes of Iceland. Tony Prower is a pioneer of the Magic Cloth Technique and ran thousands of photo tours in Iceland over 10 years.