This first "Behind the Shot" photograph is a special one to me: the northern lights dancing above the (now famous) DC-3 plane wreck in Iceland. It's the photograph that started it all and lead me down the path that turned me into the professional photographer I am today.
As many of you undoubtedly know, last year I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a volcanic eruption up-close in a way that has rarely been possible. I visited the Geldingadalir eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcanic system in Iceland over 44 times.
The aurora season has finally kicked off in Iceland. While the first northern lights are usually visible from the end of August, we haven’t been particularly lucky with the weather here in Southwest Iceland up until now. That is, until Saturday October 30th, when a CME (coronal mass ejection) was forecasted to hit the Earth’s magnetic field.
A lot of people travelling to Iceland, have asked me how to photograph the Northern Lights before. The aurora season has just started last week, so I thought it was definitely a good time to write this journal entry. When you get to see the Northern Lights, it would be a shame if you’d have to waste time on figuring…