This photo was taken during a long night in Iceland, just as the moon rose over the hills.

Luckily, I was already in the right spot, at the right time, taking this photo from just outside the guesthouse where I was staying.

This is about a 180-degree panorama, that was fairly difficult to get a good exposure, as the moon was approaching full brightness and could have easily resulted in an overexposed photo.

Fortunately, the aurora wasn’t fast moving on this night, as it can sometimes be, meaning that a 30 second exposure at f/4 gave a perfect shot.

EXIF
Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
GPS: 63°40’06” N 20°22’21” W
Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Canon 17-40 mm f/4L @ 17 mm
No. of Exposures: 1

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