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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, At Night

I kept the best for the end. If you know me and my photographic interests, you must have seen it coming! One of the goals of this trip was also to observe the Artic night light show, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. We got lucky enough to see them twice during the week there. On the first night, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, and on the penultimate night on the South Coast towards the Fjadrargljufur canyon. The first time, they appeared in the form of arcs at the Zenith; the second time, there were red and green bands and rays dancing in the sky just for us.
Auroras appear mainly green on the camera, but beware that it doesn’t look the same when we see them with our bare eyes. They look whiter than greener, quite similar to clouds. But with the difference that we can see stars through Auroras and that they can suddenly burst in the sky in many different forms.
Auroras are magnificient, different each time and difficult to catch, and I think these are all the resons why I love them so much. Would we be able to see them at home on a regular basis, I would not be fascinated anymore. Seeing Auroras is for me more than just a show, it makes me feel serene and accomplished when it happens, as an reward for the challenge of travelling to remote northern locations, where climate can be tough, and for being patient.
Thinking about going for an Aurora hunt? I can only recommend you to come with comfortable and warm clothes, a lot of patience and be ready for the magic!

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