Red Blaze Aurora

I took this vertical northern lights photo at the Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. It was St.Patrick’s day & this was one of the best northern lights displays I have ever witnessed. I was really happy to capture such deep reds in the aurora. All that energy seems to be coming from the volcano under the glacier.

Beach Lantern Aurora

The diamond ice beach near Jokulsarlon is my favourite place for winter sunrises, but Northern lights are rare. This is because the beach faces south & auroras are mostly in the northern sky. I wanted to capture the movement of the ocean against the glacier ice on the beach while capturing a colourful aurora display.

Spikes on Earth

Northern lights can be boring! They were not being very boring on this evening in late September. The Northern lights had been very active with impressive shapes & dancing all evening. This particular scene arose just a few minutes after I had put my camera gear away for the night. I quickly unpacked my camera…

Grotta Lighthouse

This lighthouse is a brisk walk from Reykjavik center, but it’s far enough away to escape the orange glow of the city lights. I took this photo on the same day that I bought my Canon 5D3, many years ago. I like the way the green aurora makes a strong shape that fits nicely in…

Spirit in the Sky

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…

Jokulsarlon Aurora Pano

I took several frames across the night sky at Jokulsarlon to create this panorama photo. This is only possible when the Northern Lights are stable. The green lines in the sky over the glacier lagoon didn’t change much all evening. This Northern Lights panorama is made of 3-4 frames, so the quality is really good…

Comet Aurora Pano

A Northern lights display with a distant comet. I took this panorama photo at Jokulsarlon, Iceland. It was a very dark night with no moon. Although the comet was much further away than predicted, it still makes an impact on the Arctic night sky. More about the story of this photo. This panorama was made…

Aurora Colours

This atmospheric aurora borealis photo was taken on a very dark night in Iceland. It was a new moon and the stars were very clear as the Aurora started to dance across the sky. The frozen waters of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon were packed with ice, so the Aurora Borealis colours bounced off the glacier ice…