Spikes on Earth

Spikes on Earth

humbling experiences

This Northern lights photograph teaches me to be humble at this time in my life. It represents the place I am at in the universe, and maybe you too? Humbling experiences are often found when the ego surrenders and a higher power is accepted. If your life is not full of humbling experiences, you are not letting go enough.

End of an ice age

Here we can see ice bergs littering a lagoon created by the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull. In the starry skies above the melting glacier we can see a 10 second snapshot of fairly lively aurora activity. If you like, it is the burning gases in our outer atmosphere which give us a little snapshot of the surface of the sun – our sun. This melting has been going on for 100 years and predictions try to suggest the end of glaciers in Iceland over the next 50 years. Global warming? Climate change? or just what glaciers do naturally?

The whole landscape of Iceland shows signs of prehistoric glacial ages, they come and go, just like all of nature, just like us.

Representation of Nature

This is just a picture, just a representation of what happened on the 8th September 2012 – not a particularly significant event – but this 10 seconds of sky activity was rendered on my digital sensor and transferred to my computer where I edited it and uploaded it for anyone in the world to see it.

This represented event could raise all sorts of questions about what it all means – is the sun angry? will the melting glacier affect us? is iso1600 good enough on the Canon 5D2? But really, it is all about just being able to witness such an event. Being able to capture it in a way that can be shared throughout the world. Life is about experiences, not questions.

So changes are afoot! We should embrace them. If the earth was unable to make these changes, she would be choking under our parasitic grasp. Here you realise that the power of nature (just this thin crust and atmosphere) is greater than all our imagination. Be prepared for change.

Green Angel

Green Angel

This is the best place you could possibly stand to photograph the Northern lights. Once you have captured floating glacier icebergs with an aurora reflecting in the still lake, it is difficult to top.

Beginner’s guide to Night Photography

Beginner’s guide to Night Photography

Night photography and Beginner photographers can go together and they should go together. This articles discussed some Night photography basics for anyone interested.

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