Ljósmynd vikunnar verður fastur liður á fimmtudögum hjá okkur í Rómi. Um liðinn sér hinn hæfileikaríki Norðmaður Håkon Broder Lund, en hann tekur allar ljósmyndir fyrir Róm.
The weather in Iceland has been surprisingly clear the past week. With the northern light activity forecast being on a KP1, meaning really low, I did not expect to see anything. I have yet to shoot some good star pictures in Iceland, a good change to my normal northern light escapes, so I decided to go out either way.
Low light pollution are key to night sky photography, and there are a couple of locations close to Reykjavik that offer just that. My go to locations are Þingvellir and Kleifarvatn. This particular night I went for Þingvellir. Going out northern light hunting past midnight gives you the locations more by yourself as most of tourists tours return to Reykjavik at this time, making a more intimate experience.
Not expecting northern lights, I was surprised by a good show. Being new moon, the sky is as dark as the areas light pollution allows. This allows you to see the weakest of northern light flares. The show started slow with a weak green haze in the horizon, that progressively grew stronger. This particular shot is not of the strongest moment during the show, but definitely my favorite. At nights like this you really feel like a spaceship exploring the cosmos.