Northern Lights Milky Way

I spent several hours yesterday editing the 120 or so photos I took of the Northern Lights from our vantage point in Thorsmork, Iceland. We only had a few hours of clear skies, so the opportunity to shoot was limited. Even in that short period, I was in awe. I still am. I can say with some degree of certainty, this was not a “once in a lifetime” trip. 🙂

If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 6 February, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 9.8mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 30s


  1. Whenever someone uses the expression “Once in a lifetime trip,” I change it, in my mind, to “first in a lifetime trip.”

    Istanbul is one of those places; as is seeing the Northern Lights!


    You know I reserve the use of the word “awesome” for awesome events. This is an awesome photo … bringing awe into our lives. Thank you!

  2. Very magical!

  3. I agree. And thank you!

  4. la vie est belle

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