All posts filed under: Iceland

Ice Pup

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Iceland / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography

January 29, 2020 —Fjallsárlón Glacial Lake, Iceland A sole iceberg puppy floating on the near mirror surface of this lake at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull. Pretty small for an iceberg but pretty big for a pup. About the size of a Saint Bernard and I’m sure a lot heavier. (Nikon D850, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Overture

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January 28, 2020, 11:11 p.m. — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland The later it got, the colder it got. But somehow no one minded. The mood had shifted from “is anything really going to happen?” to “what’s going to happen next?” ISO sensitivity bumped down from 4000 to 2500. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 15–30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD. f/2.8, 10 sec, ISO 2500. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Tease

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January 28, 2020, 10:48 p.m. — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland When we returned from Vestrahorn, Óli, our Icelandic guide, checked the Kp index, which was heading toward three. He called a number of his contacts to see what things were like in other locations, and then announced at dinner that we were going to try for the Northern Lights. We returned to Jökulsárlón at about 9 p.m., put on our crampons, and ventured into the […]

Vestrahorn Blue Hour

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Iceland / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 28, 2020 — Vestrahorn, South Coast, Iceland One of the iconic vistas in a land full of iconic vistas. Ignoring advice, I didn’t put on my wellies, preferring my waterproof insulated boots. The wellies, being higher, would’ve allowed me to go further into the water, which would’ve changed the angle, which would’ve afforded better reflections. My solution was to go out as far as I could and try more shots. I stayed long after […]

Obscured by Clouds

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January 27, 2020 — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland What was the photographer ruminating on while creating such an image — made of two different treatments of one shot combined with part of another shot? What might he think? It could be a question of two ages: Would JMW Turner have liked Pink Floyd? Discuss. I’m verklempt. PS: Not looking good for Northern Lights tonight. Kp Index is 1. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing […]

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

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Iceland / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 28, 2020 — Diamond Beach, South Coast, Iceland About a half a mile from where the photo in the last post was taken, the lagoon empties into the North Atlantic. Miniature bergy-bits flow out and then are washed back ashore by the tide and the surf. There they sit, shining on the beach awaiting their inevitable trip back into the sea. They look like diamonds. This one seems to be sniffing the air, contemplating […]

Lagoon

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January 27, 2020 — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland When you think of a lagoon, don’t you think of white sand, blue water, and palm trees? This is different: black sand, blue water, and icebergs. The ’bergs have been shed by one of the largest glaciers in Iceland. Things happen fast in Iceland: This lagoon didn’t exist sixty years ago and in the foreseeable future, it’ll be a fjord. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing […]

This Shot Was a Gift

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Iceland / Photo Log / Photography / Sunset

January 25, 2020 — Route 1, East of Reykjavik, Iceland This shot should not have worked. It was shot through the window of an off-road bus (think rock-hard suspension) going 90 km/h on a not terribly smooth highway. The window was dirty from two days of being splashed with road slush. But it was the first time we’d seen the sun since our arrival. The colors were otherworldly and the land was an Icelandic combination […]

Velkomin til Íslands

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January 24, 2020 — Londranger 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. The 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. […]