Iceland Feb 2015 - Photos 4

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The Northern Lights!

My first sight of the Northern Lights, off to the east, with a red and green curtain.  At this point, it's almost invisible to the naked eye.  The boulders in the foreground are the sea wall.  The glare lighting the clouds in the bottom-right of the picture is coming from Keflavik airport a few miles away.  Canon EOS 550D, Canon 18-200mm lens, at wide angle, f3.5, ISO 800, exposure time 30 seconds.
My first sight of the Northern Lights, off to the east, with a red and green curtain. At this point, it's almost invisible 
						to the naked eye. The glare lighting the clouds in the bottom-right of the picture is coming from Keflavik airport a few miles 
						away.  Canon EOS 550D, Canon 18-200mm lens, at wide angle, f3.5, ISO 800, exposure time 30 seconds.
And the same towards the west.
And the same towards the west.
The eastern side of the display soon developed into this magnificent curvy structure, brightening considerably, with less red, but intense greeny-yellow.  Exposure time shortened to 20 seconds.
The eastern side of the display soon developed into this magnificent curvy structure, brightening considerably, with less 
					red, but intense greeny-yellow. Exposure time shortened to 20 seconds.
Shortly afterwards, Linda has a selfie...
Shortly afterwards, Linda has a selfie...
And so do I....
And so do I...
The two of us together.
The two of us together.
The display continues, becoming even more intense greeny-yellow, and starting to move and change quite perceptibly.
The display continues, becoming even more Intense greeny-yellow, and starting to move and change quite perceptibly.
While still writhing and changing noticeably, the display starts gradually fading after an hour and a half.  ISO doubled to 1600, exposure time halved to 10 seconds.  Fantastic!
The display starts writhing and changing noticeably, before gradually fading after an hour and a half. ISO doubled 
					to 1600, exposure time halved to 10 seconds. Fantastic!

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