Blue Aurora – Grundarfjörður, Iceland – Peerakit Jirachetthakun   18 comments


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Blue Aurora

 

Blue Aurora - Grundarfjörður, Iceland – Peerakit Jirachetthakun

The Aurora Borealis is rare enough, but a blue one? We have never seen that before. Most of the ones we have seen have been green like this one CLICK HERE. What a great capture with excellent composition and perfect exposure. Please read Jirachetthakun’s story below and then visit his websites for more spectacular images.

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Enter Jirachetthakun:

It was October that I planned to visit Iceland. The main reason for the trip is to have the chance to see the amazing phenomenon, aurora borealis.  I heard many stories that Iceland is always cloudy and has lower chance to watch northern light compared to other northern countries.  To maximize the chance to see, clear sky and reliable aurora activity are a must.  Patience always rewards those who wait.  It was a cold windy night at 0 degree Celsius as I drove to wait for the magic to happen.  The picture was taken at 1pm when the show was at its peak.  It was my first time to see the aurora and I couldn’t help cheering the entire time.  I was lucky to see a blue aurora and this was one of my most unforgettable experiences.

Camera: Nikon D4
Shutter Speed: 15 sec
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 2500
Focal Length: 15mm

 

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18 responses to Blue Aurora – Grundarfjörður, Iceland – Peerakit Jirachetthakun

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  1. incredible shot.

  2. Beyond beautiful! :-)

  3. Hauntingly beautiful!
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  4. This is an absolutely captivating image! Congratulations. The beauty of your foreground is only surpassed by the beauty of your background.

  5. Beautiful image. Very cool.

  6. Very surreal. Beautiful. Robyn

  7. Stunning.

  8. NOW you’ve done it. Now I have to find out what makes an aurora blue. I’ve seen green flaming meteors (in broad daylight!) due to ionized oxygen and I understand the same effect makes an aurora green, but what could make an aurora blue?

    http://rakkav.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/blue-aurora-burst-iceland-photobotos-com/

  9. It’s beyound gorgeous, I love this one.

  10. This is an outstanding photo .. just love the deepness in the blues and greens. Fantastic job, didn’t know that Iceland was this beautiful – stunning!

  11. Otherworldly color!

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  13. Is this on Earth? : )
    Surreal…

  14. Very Beautiful…

    “A burst of color in the sky,
    The Aurora a Diva of the Divine,
    A Roman Goddess of the Dawn
    Ignites the sky in a majestic cry…”
    complete poem on http://www.godisiam.net

  15. What an amazing capture of beauty!

  16. stunning, surreal photo!

  17. Beautiful!

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