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Fifty shades of green: Lady Aurora

Last week we were back in Iceland. The land that has completely conquered my heart. Iceland is magical, summer and winter!

We went in the hope that we could admire the Northern Lights, or as the Icelanders call it: Lady Aurora, and how lucky we were!

Of the five nights we were in Iceland we could enjoy the aurora three times, and of course I took pictures...

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The first the best night was hit: it was a clear evening, and the aurora app announced that there was activity. It was a lot of wind, but we wanted to look for a nice environment for the pictures. So we jumped in the car on the way to a waterfall (because the northern lights reflect beautifully in water), but the waterfall we had in mind turned out in the evening lit with spotlights. Bummer! That is not natural, we are gone again. In the meantime, keeping an eye on whether we saw the aurora. I managed to make one good picture that night, you can see it above. The aurora was not very intense, but we were already lucky to have seen her!

You often don't see the Northern Lights just like that. What you need is a clear sky and a dark environment. And then you often see a wool that has a bit of a crazy color, and that sometimes moves. When you point your camera at a long shutter speed, the aurora lights up green.

The second night: we sat in the dark looking outside, and in the meantime watching the app. I looked regularly, saw a lot of stars, but no northern lights. Until I went outside for a test photo—


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In this picture you can see several colors, including the familiar green. This picture was taken about an hour after it stopped snowing...

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I was standing right outside when the show went loose. The lady was in the mood! The colours were clearly visible to the naked eye, and the lady danced loose. I can't describe it, but seeing these beautiful colors move over your head and in front of you is magical...

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This time we stayed at our place: Loa's nest near Hella, South Iceland.

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It was cold, very cold, but there was little wind, and the aurora enchants. At one point she began to sing!! I've never heard such a beautiful sound. It's undescribable, but believe me, when you stand outside, see the colors, and the movements of the light, you recognize the singing. I have been jumping with joy!

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It's such a beautiful face...

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I didn't know where to look or photograph.

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Whenever I thought the intensity was getting less and wanted to go in, the aurora flamed up again... so I couldn't go to bed!

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By 3:00 in the night, my feet were frozen and the intensity was diminish. I had (discovered later) been outside for four hours. It felt like an hour...

Two days later we were waiting for the sky to clear. I looked out, and my mnemonic is: if you can see the stars through the clouds: hollow, then it's bingo!

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And yes! There we went again: -)

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She felt like it again!

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Under the shining starry sky...

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Through the aurora “clouds” the stars are visible (due to the strong wind the picture is not entirely sharp).

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As you can see in the picture above, the planes just fly through...

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We weren't the only ones who photographed...

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Enjoy with a capital G!

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I don't say anything anymore...

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So insanely magical!

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Our host told us that when the Aurora dances like that, they say she's drunk.

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My mother asked me: You must have seen enough northern lights now, I think so...

No: this is not bored! In fact, I'm a good day at home, and I only want one thing...

Back to this magical land!


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