Ok. This is a terrible photograph, out of focus and indistinct. All the magic tools of photoshop couldn’t redeem it. It’s dreadful. And yet I share it with the world.
Why? you may ask.
Well, one of the main reasons for our visit to Iceland in November was so that I could cross another event off of my bucket list – namely, to witness the Northern Lights. Of course, I’ve seen them on TV, and in books, and there are many, many photographs, but to see them for real….well, it was a dream.
So when it came to it I made a conscious decision not to take my camera, but, for a change, to just live and experience the moment. At the time, there were hoards of others fiddling with camera settings and peering through lenses and I could have been doing exactly the same. Instead, I was standing with my jaw dropping, watching the most fantastic natural phenomenon you could imagine. The lights danced in the sky in rainbow colours and I don’t believe that anyone could every capture the most wonderous reality of it no matter how skilled or fancy their camera.
Of course, I had to just take one snap with my phone, and this is the result. So sorry an’ all, it’s a duff old picture, but for me it captures an absolute dream of a memory, and certainly one of my favourite moments of the year. 🙂