Summertime Auroras

Feb 7, 2019  By David Knoble

Nighttime Photography With the Leica S007

The grey-green streams above slowly snaked from the glacial mountain across our small knoll overlooking the Jökulsárlón Lake at one o’clock in the morning. I had tightened the tripod legs and closed the grips on the
arca-swiss mount securing my camera. My coffee was in the thermos resting underneath the tripod and my wool cap pulled over my ears. Powered on, I checked the settings one more time, ISO, custom white balance, lens aperture and long shutte speed. Too dark to meter, I used a recently learned rule of thumb.

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