16 Mar 2011

Iceland Northern Lights

Witnessing the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for some time and so I sprung at the chance to take a week long trip to Iceland during a period of peak solar activity.  As if on cue, the sun belched out a huge CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) which sent auroras rippling across arctic latitudes.  Photographing a time lapse sequence of the aurora proved to be more challenging than expected due to the finicky, elusive, and flighty behavior of the glowing waves of light, and as a northern lights novice, I found myself afterwards saying “I could get it so much better next time!”  But that is the way with most things I suppose…constant and never ending improvement.