I have become blasé about photographing the Northern Lights. It takes now a compelling foreground and an equally compelling intensity in the heavens to get me excited. A few days ago in Mývatn (north Iceland), we had finished dinner when we espied a faint flicker in the skies. Soon there were intense plumes of green overhead and the show was on. We couldn’t resist, and planted our tripods on the edge of the lake.
For my photos of the lights in the years past, see this.
Your arsenal of lenses is going from strength to strength. Congrats! One question, why did you use this specific lens here? My guess is the “ultrawide” feature of this lens. Am I right/wrong?
The Zeiss 15 is ultrawide, yes, plus it has a maximum aperture of f/2.8, plus it has a hard infinity stop which makes focusing easier in pitch dark conditions. And of course, it offers superb optical performance. – RP
Most enviable !!!
Havent they already bestowed Icelandic citizenship on you 🙂