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Adam1234

Northern Lights Iceland

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I've just come back from holiday in Iceland, and although the weather wasn't great (lots of cloud) and Aurora activity wasn't great and we couldn't see anything with the naked eye, I was lucky enough to get some images on my Canon 2000D.

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I also created a short time lapse video with some of the other exposures I had taken with continuous shooting:

 

 

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Hope you get some good views! I experimented with different exposure and ISO to see what was working, but I think my better images I got using 25s exposure ISO 800, and f4.7 (lowest f number I can go on my camera - but lower the better apparently). 

Maybe start with those ISO and exposure to see how your images come out and experiment to see what works for you. If they are bright enough you can probably lower the ISO

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On 12/11/2019 at 22:44, Synchronicity said:

Nice! I'm heading there in January, would you mind sharing the settings you used?

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Michael

 

Hope you have a great time in Iceland and hope you get some better views of the Aurora than I did. 

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On 12/11/2019 at 22:44, Synchronicity said:

Nice! I'm heading there in January, would you mind sharing the settings you used?

Thanks

Hi Synchronicity, I went to Iceland in 2013 and got very lucky with the weather, here are a few images from the trip:-

all  F5 and  iso3200,

2 exposures @10secs and 1 exposure @20secs. 

I think it's a case of suck it and see what works for you.

Enjoy your trip !

 

 

 

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That's very frustrating to go all that way and Iceland is not cheap certainly for food and then not really get good aurora, but then I guess it is solar minimum. 

I also went in 2013 and although we saw aurora I could not see them in colour except in the camera even after a few seconds exposure.   

Link to my aurora page on my website.  I took the exposures for too long, about 15 seconds, and I think about half that would have been better. 

https://sites.google.com/site/caroleastroimaging/home/aurora

Brilliant photos Debo.  

Carole 

 

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We went 3 years ago and didn't see the lights. Very stormy weather.

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