I made my way through the throngs of people along the ridge to a more isolated spot and took a few test shots. There was a vague glow in the sky, imperceptible to the naked eye. I then wandered down the steep slope to the beach and set myself down there. Two others had passed me on the ridge and were further along the beach - the light of their camera was captured in my shots of the lake-shore. The skies were beginning to look a little lighter - there was a vague glow just above the mountains; it could have been cloud. The long exposure shots eventually showed me that it was indeed northern lights. They were beginning.
I finally got home at 1am, utterly exhausted from the packed day's photography; the lights were still visible in Hali, in spite of the lights from the buildings. I attempted to review the photos I'd just taken but sleep got the better of me. With rain forecast from the early hours I knew a lie-in was in order to recover!
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