Aurora and Urridafoss

May 01, 2020



Photographer: Tamas Kelemen
Summary Author: Tamas Kelemen 

On our way home from a trip to Diamond Beach, in southeastern Iceland, we could see the sky above was turning brighter so we decided to stop to take a look. The Northern Lights were putting on a show! We stopped right next to Urridafoss, which is one of many lovely waterfalls in southern Iceland. In Iceland, no matter where you stop, you’re likely nearby a breathtaking scene.

The vapor from the still unfrozen falls quickly froze to my camera’s objective lens. Plus, the wind was very strong – wind chills of about -4 F (-20 C). The only thing disappointing was the light pollution, which was clearly an eyesore from this location. Nonetheless, I was able to capture a number of shots showing beautiful auroral colors and patterns. Photos taken on January 31, 2020.

Photo Details: Top - Camera: Canon EOS 6D; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 8.2 (Windows); Exposure Time: 13.000s; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; ISO equivalent: 6400.