This photo was taken during a photographic trip to Iceland, a trip that really gave me incredible emotions and situations that no one would expect from such an impervious landscape.
That night, totally unexpected, a faint aurora borealis had shown itself. Hopeful, I headed to the place where I knew I could get some good shots. Iceland, as we know, is certainly not a famous place for warm sunny days, it is instead a land whipped by the wind, the cold, the rain and the snow. It is therefore always very difficult to be able to observe such a rare phenomenon as the Aurora Borealis.
That night however, the faint green light on the horizon suddenly turned into a storm of incredible lights and flashes that quickly made that rare clear sky light up in green, pink and red.
This shot portrays one of the most intense northern lights I've ever observed!
One thinks that, having reached a certain point in one's career as a landscape photographer, situations like these can be managed… and instead….
Instead, that time I too was there with my eyes turned to the sky to scream with emotion for those intense lights that danced above my head. First, of intense green and then, in moments of greater intensity, of a bright pink color.
Wow, what an indescribable sight!
This photo represents only a very small moment of that incredible spectacle and photos that I could have taken with an expert eye. However, I am truly grateful that I was able to naively enjoy this show with the eyes and heart of the "first Aurora".
Landscape and nightscape photographer based in Melzo, a little city near Milano, northern Italy.