We just published yesterday about the incredible sites that nature can present to us when Ted Chin showed us his photographs of the fall of fire at Yosemite National Park. Things like that, however, you can plan. You are never sure to see him as well as Ted, but you have a reasonable idea of when he will appear.
This, however, is something completely random, that you can never plan, or even consider realizing in your wildest dreams. The photographer Jingyi Zhang was in Iceland earlier this month and they actually managed to photograph the appearance of a dragon in the Northern Lights display over Iceland. .
Of course, there are ways to predict where and when you have a good chance to see the northern lights, but that's just as perfect as that?
This is really a shot in a life. And it is particularly surprising that NASA reports that no sunspot appeared on the Sun until February, which makes the auroral activity somewhat rare.
DIYP spoke with Jingyi, who told us that the picture had been taken in Iceland earlier this month with the help of a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 14mm Sigma lens f / 1.8. And even with the lens almost wide open at f / 2.0 and a rather high ISO12800, it still took two seconds to expose the photo. And as for this figure standing on the floor? It was the photographer's mother who ran to see what was happening in the sky with her own eyes.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
Have you noticed that the dragon looks a little familiar, though? Do not recognize it? And now?
It seems to me that Jingyi certainly won a flawless victory with this photo!
Copyright of Jingyi Zhang photography and used with permission.