aurora borealis – a break in the action

The fine folks here at Oddi Printing in reykjavik, felt i was spending too much time press checking so they set up a northern lights tour for me last night. Superjeeps.is picked me up from oddi at 8pm and with 5 other compadres, two from london and three from australia, we proceeded to go search for the northern lights. after about 40 kilometers into the frozen tundra we stopped and searched he skies. nothing. we proceeded to move and search, move and search. around 12:15am everyone decided that it wasn’t going to happen and we headed back toward reykjavik. 10 minutes into our return, our lead jeep stopped and everyone looked north. dancing on the horizon was the famed aurora borealis! everyone exited the jeeps to get a better view. below are a few of the photos i took with no tripod.(hand held, very slow speed, very high iso) the bottom pic is of me (cold) taken on a tripod by our guide ingi. he said, “stand there. don’t move.” pretty freakin cool. we arrived back at the hotel around 2:30am. back on press at 8am this morning. it’s gonna be a long day. i can sleep when i’m dead.

2 Responses to aurora borealis – a break in the action

  1. The aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) and the aurora australis (the Southern Lights) have always fascinated mankind, and people even travel thousands of miles just to see the brilliant light shows in the earth’s atmosphere. The auroras, both surrounding the north magnetic pole (aurora borealis) and south magnetic pole (aurora australis) occur when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth’s atmosphere.`’;-

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