Northern lights calendars
Calendars make really useful gifts. They help people organise their schedules as well as displaying fantastic images of Iceland. I have created themed calendars with the best of my Northern Lights, Landscapes, waterfalls and glacier ice photographs.
The aurora rarely appears to the naked eye as bright as it does in these pictures. The eye will normally see a feint cloud with a hit of green, but the power of a long exposure on a high quality camera will bring out the best of the northern lights. Occasionally, the aurora display is so bright that the camera cannot do it as much justice as what your eye sees. On low activity nights, you cannot see anything, but sometimes the camera will detect a green hue near the north horizon, we used to call this the green soup and it is not really worth photographing it although it is better than nothing. In extremely high intensity aurora displays, it can be difficult to judge exposure well and composition can be more challenging because it is usually moving around really fast. My preference are the medium to high displays which allow me to judge exposure time well and consider the composition better. If the northern lights are stable and not moving around so much, it is sometimes possible to create an effective panorama.
Read more about Photographing the Northern Lights.