This was the very first time that I have ever witnessed the Aurora Borealis and to say that I was captured by its magnificence and beauty would be the understatement of the Century. My Dad, Andy Keen, has been 'hunting' and photographing the 'lights' for many years and, up to now, I have only experienced them through his images and the countless stories that he has relayed to me regarding his adventures here in Northern Lapland. To have actually seen and 'felt' them first- hand was completely different and I can now fully understand and relate to his passion for what is quite rightly described by many as one of Mother Nature's most spectacular natural phenomena.
Equipment - Canon EOS 5D Mk II camera, Carl Zeiss 21 mm f/2.8 'Distagon' lens, Gitzo tripod and a wired remote switch. Settings - ISO 1000, Shutter Speed 15 seconds, Aperture f / 2.8. Lens set to manual focus / infinity. Camera also set to manual mode / continuous shooting.