Velkomin til Íslands

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Iceland / Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


January 24, 2020 — Londrangar View Point, Snæfellsjökull Peninsula, Iceland

Welcome to Iceland. I’ve never, ever experienced a passport-control officer smiling genuinely and welcoming me before. It happened here. A cold country gave a very warm welcome. Iceland is like that.

Iceland is indeed cold in the winter. There are storms. There are incredible sights to see and photograph. These sea stacks have been captured by thousands of photographers before. Today it was my turn.

(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ISO 64, 30 sec at f/16; 6-stop neutral density filter. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Not too shabby for a first out of the box. I am sure even more literally outside of the box will be coming but this is an outstanding start. I’ve never worried too much about shooting what others have shot if one puts his/her own mark on the location.
    Iceland is doing very well by the photographic community visits. I’d think a welcoming kiss on each cheek would be appropriate. 🙂
    So far you’ve been having good time along the way. Hope that continues for your entire stay.
    Sorry I missed this earlier…WP is messing up my notifications again.


    • The popular shots are popular for a reason. They’re impossible to resist. And yes, we can each put her own spin on. The conditions yesterday were amazing. Driving snow gave an interesting layer to the image. Stay tuned.


  2. Lovely!

    My photographer friend Marty Bohn has just returned from a photo tour of Iceland, and I am jealous of both of you! She’s posted some gorgeous work on Instagram, at @martybohn. I look forward to seeing the rest of your posts!

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