Iceland private photography tour
A successful Iceland private photography tour has ended so this was Special Sunday for us. It was our 46th wedding anniversary day. We had planned to be at a special location photographing the Northern Lights around 16:00 but as the day was a little lazy day we arrived there at 20:00. It was pitch dark and we could not see the waterfalls only hear the water running. No light from houses, street lamps or even from a car.
Iceland private photography tour picture
We took our camera gear out of the car, headlights on and walked ever so slowly to the place we had decided would be a good spot. It was a tricky photography challenge. There weren´t any strong dancing Northern Lights, and it was pitch dark. We decided to light paint the waterfalls if the slightest Northern Lights would show themselves. Slowly they appeared but there were clouds as well. In addition, there were trees in front of the viewing platform we were standing on. We were ready with the light to paint the waterfall. We were shooting a little bit in the blind. The end result was satisfying for us on this photography tour. A tour just for us.
We put on our wide-angle Nikkor 14-24 mm on our Nikon D810. Here are our settings: aperture priority, ISO 1600, aperture to 2.8, exposure compensation +4 and exposed for 15 to 30 seconds. Tripod RRS. In Iceland, they are good as we often have heavy wind.
Driving home from the waterfall
We drove home only wishing that our customers on Iceland private photography tour had been with us so they also would have enjoyed this magnificent experience. But dealing with the northern lights you never know when or if they will show themselves at that particular spot we are in.