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Image Focus

A brief focus on images taken on Iceland Aurora photo tours. With location info, background and photo techniques.

Electric Night Orchestra

Electric Night Orchestra

I had just bought my Canon 5D mark III, so this was a chance to put the full frame camera to the test.
Rock vs Moon

Rock vs Moon

Behind the mountainsThis picture was taken around 3.30 on a Summer morning. This was a private tour through the Southern Highlands of Iceland. The area for our adventure is known as the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and is a huge wilderness between the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers and the Landmannalaugar hiking zone. In fact the whole area is a hiking zone and includes the world famous Laugarvegur trail which is a demanding trek through volcanic and glacier landscapes for 53km.
Make a wish

Make a wish

One of the keys to success when you are photographing the Northern Lights is the surrounding landscape or 'Earthly' features such as lighthouses or abandoned farm buildings. There is a little bit of luck involved, because the Northern lights have to be active in the right part of the sky.
Cotton ball sky

Cotton ball sky

Crazy sky over the sea stacks at Vik on the return leg of our 5 day Winter workshop. Shot with 135mm from the sea cliffs at Dyrholaey.
Southern Aurora

Southern Aurora

This Aurora photo was taken on one of the evenings on a 3 day Jokulsarlon photo trip when the skies cleared revealing thousands of stars.

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