Northern lights as seen from the Reykjavík harbour in January.
More northern lights photos can be found amongst my previous photos on TE and on my homepage
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MiguelP (14466) 2005-10-24 13:47
With this photo you bring one of the dreams I´ve always had: To see auroras borealis. Perfectly taken, very evocative. Thanks.
yannick (1471) 2005-10-24 13:51
What a fantastic and unusual view! The green is really well captured, and the reflection on the water brings a balance. Nice to see also the stars.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-10-24 13:51
Amazing colors and clarity!! WOW, this is VERY sharp picture! Good dynamic of the auroras borealis formation and good exposure!
Thanks for sharing!
serenadanesi (944) 2005-10-24 13:51
I can not believe that this is something true! It is fantastic, incredible, thanks for sharing this experience!
sebautourdumond (3108) 2005-10-24 13:52
Really, I'm very impressive. I'm never seen an aurora borealis. You aurora is beautiful, your composition is perfect! In my favorite, directly.
How many minutes or hours are you waiting?
marmottelolo (43) 2005-10-24 13:56
magnifique aurore boreale.
mlopes (494) 2005-10-24 14:10
WOW Frederik, this one is even sharper than your last one, fantastic colours. The land seems almost surreal due the long exposure.
RGatward (20060) 2005-10-24 14:20
Absolutely amazing and sureal. Beautiful control of exposure, and great colours.
aklanac (264) 2005-10-24 14:21
ahhh...this is some piece of work. Nothing much to say, but simply to congratulate! I will soon check you homepage. Thanks for sharing
alainh (35579) 2005-10-24 14:37
a gret moment i suppose, and a great shot i am sure !!!
congratulations for the quality of the picture.
in my favorites.
have a good day
tabora (0) 2005-10-24 14:49
Merçi de partager ce moment,très belle capture
partha (14020) 2005-10-24 14:51
Unusual Skyscape.The hoses at the bank of the river and the stars all are quite sharp. Congrats for your patience to capture such a nice shot.
anesugur (18789) 2005-10-24 15:34
Very beautiful composition!
Fantastic colors and a superb mood.
Thanks for sharing. Uğur
ALSOM (6616) 2005-10-24 15:46
Very impressing shot, I'm amazed how the nature can deliver such beautiful moment. Very colorful. Lucky you for being there and thanks so much to share this with us.
YavuzA (357) 2005-10-24 16:15
This is amazing!
'Fantastic colors, so unreal.
donluicu (24718) 2005-10-24 16:47
what a fantastic colored view...
i like the sharpness of the image too..
Galeota (10338) 2005-10-24 17:38
This seems a view from another world. beautiful. I would love to see this for real.Iceland is becoming gently a priority...
Yamada (2309) 2005-10-24 18:32
Northern light are so awesome. I think this is the first real good capture I've seen in ages. Good sharpness, no noise, great colorsetting. Great job!
jurgen (2074) 2005-10-24 19:25
I would like to know at what time of the day this picture was taken because it amazes me how the sky is not dark but with dark blues and even magenta colours. The picture is a very good one, and even better with the aurora refelcted on the water --that is a great idea to bring more drama to the image.
rodoula (119) 2005-10-24 19:44
P E R F E C T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
vapours (8264) 2005-10-24 22:13
One of the best northern lights photos Ive seen. Amazing work and fantastic green.
maphoto (8082) 2005-10-24 22:50
This is fabulous Fredrik, wonderful composition, hard to find a more beautiful landscape to go with this phenomenon, very unusual, it's going right into my favorites, congratulation, a dream photo, perfect exposition.
tjanze (5674) 2005-10-25 3:20
Fantastic colours and lightnings.Lights of houses gives measure to photo.
deud (1920) 2005-10-25 6:55
amazing. very nice atmospheric effect. it' fantastic. very good work.
Valentia (1522) 2005-10-29 11:22
Wow. This is fabulous Fredrik. I am envious. I dream of the day when I will see a sight like this. Really well captured. The exposure and colours are wonderful.
jluca (10377) 2005-11-02 5:26
That's really splendid !
you propose a picture of what I'm dreaming too see when I will go back in Iceland. How lucky you are !
I like very much the composition with the city and this white mountain.
One critique : may be, I would have cut a little part of the dark sky above the aurora.
stefi (1230) 2005-11-11 2:10
Frederik, the exposure is simply perfect.
You kept good details of the mountain and aurora too and waited the right time to have this phenomenon over the mountain.
I love this shot!
igorw (107) 2005-11-27 16:45
One of the clearest shots of northern lights I've ever seen. If only the picture was a little bit wider, to capture the whole mountain - I suppose you didn't have a wider lens. Very interesting picture anyway. Thanks for sharing.
Ralfhar (728) 2005-12-10 19:07
I love your picture! years ago I've past 4 month in Iceland for my studies and I've seen a lot of Northern lights like this. It's so spectacular. Bravo!
dominique (11414) 2005-12-15 16:55
Impressionnant quel resultat puissant , j'aime ce phenomene magnifiquement bien pris en photo .
toniox (878) 2005-12-30 15:41
johnnyh (639) 2006-01-17 10:56
Wow Fredric fantastic photo, the green against the white of the mountains is superb, thanks for sharing
djembe- (48) 2006-03-05 19:06
Je crois que tout a été dit. Cette photo est exceptionnelle ;)
Merou (4726) 2006-04-05 17:50
Very nice. I like this photo. Strange light.
tsangclare (130) 2006-04-20 6:50
I was in Iceland recently, but I couldn't see the northern lights, can you tell me under what conditions will they be likely to appear? and how did you capture the reflection of the lights? Thx
Anyway, i like the sharp colours and the dark sky with stars at the background.=D
Andre-H (1271) 2006-05-31 23:48
Another wonderful shot! It's great how you've got the green reflection in the sea, the distant city lights, stars, and enough light to retain details in the snow-covered mountains off in the distance. You got the exposure and framing spot on for this one. Well done!
stevep (556) 2006-06-03 22:26
You did a wonderful job on this photo, well done!
david (3992) 2006-06-03 22:43
that's amazing ... and definitely on the list of things to do for many photographers.
your capture is great. nice long exposure. well done!
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-06-08 9:24
Fredrik, amazing capture. very powerful crisp image. amazing phenomenon. tfs arnoud
cherryripe (21033) 2006-06-12 8:23
I was lucky once to see the Northern Lights in Norway but not to this extent as they were unusually early and unusually far south. Your shot is so impressive the way they swirl around and the mysterious green colour and it's reflection on the see. They contrast well with the cold snowy land. I like the little dots of lights and stars too.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2006-06-12 8:39
First, wonderful photo! Congrats!
I'm surprised of the result of a 30 seconds exposition since I remember some videos where the aurora borealis were moving quickly...
TFS that great photo,
paulita (39) 2006-06-12 8:45
La foto te quedó tan impresionante que parece irreal!
Felicitaciones, muy lindo lugar,
lechmt (792) 2006-07-15 18:14
perfect color, perfect sharpness, perfect moment, perfect photo...
Gilbert (150) 2006-09-03 18:36
Wow! Wow! I believe that all previous comments pretty well described your photo, there is not much more someone can add. The POV is wonderful, the clarity is great.
picardo (2459) 2006-09-03 18:37
Fantastic shot!. I like how the mountains looks with the very green aurora on top of it. There is a strange light effect due to the exposure you've used ( I suppose ;) )
corsicastorm (3224) 2006-10-05 6:12
Je n'ai jamais vu rien de semblable; comme je t'envie d'avoir assisté à un tel spectacle; une pure merveille.
IgorDeleze (585) 2006-11-01 5:34
What a beautiful picture !
The composition is amazing. Really great.
Perfect time of exposition.
lorienlorien (2086) 2007-01-13 16:01
Amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)
kedardixit (71) 2007-01-17 16:10
WOW, this is not real!
Kidding.. I know these northern lights. You have captured them so unbelieveably well. CONGRATULATIONS! I also hope to go to some northern country to observe and capture this phenomina. VERY VERY WELL DONE!!!
mateosite (610) 2007-01-20 22:37
monstruo (316) 2007-02-17 7:23
Y UNA PERFECTA EXPOSICION
char_mifsud (541) 2007-10-05 12:41
What a fantastic and unusual view!
This is VERY sharp picture! Perfectly taken,
very evocative. I can not believe that this is something true!
Thanks for sharing this photo.
golden (2289) 2007-11-13 1:43
Incredible capture Fredric.
rolesox (1477) 2007-11-26 3:16
Very fantastic shot! Great photo.
Thanks for sharing this photo.
sayeed_rahman (6055) 2008-04-07 4:25
Truely a marvel of nature..had only read about the lights..today is see them..your series on the lights is simply spectacular..the long exposures certainely are crucial..the Flickr gallery is a treat..:)))
Wish you had attached a link in your note about the science behind the phenomenon..
A good one for the TE main page
manousos_jr (285) 2009-07-31 11:30
this photo is........no words to tell!!!
thanks a lot for sharing!!!!
yang_yt (803) 2010-03-12 20:30
What a splendid you took! No more want to say,just be willing to see it by myself!
jaja1970 (1304) 2010-06-22 22:01
hains (9391) 2010-07-19 16:50
Hi ! Fredrik
After all it is a real pleasure for the eyes to see this light phenomena. A phosphrescent green over the land reflected to the sea. very good texture of landscape.
Thank to share Regards Mario
MLINES (12516) 2010-12-29 22:51
Hi Fredrik, Excellent clarity and colour. The composition works well. The green colour reflected off the sea is an unusual and helpful element. Very good series. TFS. Murray.
Noel_Byrne (21392) 2012-09-02 9:31
The northern lights never cease to amaze me, they offer such incredible sights, and what a treat to see them captured as you have here. Amazing image, the green is otherworldy and really special. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Fredrik Holm (Fredrik77) (672)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, EFS 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/4, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lightning / Atmospheric Phenomena, Aurora Borealis, Northern lights, David's Things To Do, °°Simply Great - Colors°°, Natural Phenomena, Good exposure and lights [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-24 13:45
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