The Foreign Service Journal - March 2018

94 MARCH 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY JANICE ANDERSON n REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Please include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used, to I call this picture “things you see in Reykjavík when you’re taking your dog out to go to the bathroom.” I snapped this from my yard on a night when the Northern Lights weren’t supposed to be particularly strong. I didn’t use a tripod and just grabbed a simple point-and-shoot camera when I saw the lights were going. We often see the Northern Lights many times per week, but it is relatively rare to get the reds and purples combined with the full moon and the lights reflecting off the ocean. I find it absolutely amazing that things like this exist in nature. n FSO Janice Anderson is currently management officer at U.S. Embassy Reykjavík. She has also served in Rwanda, India, Denmark and Angola. Her husband is a cargo ship captain who carries everything from Christmas trees to farm animals from the mainland United States to Hawaii and Guam.