All posts filed under: Inspiration

Take It To The Limit

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Abstract / Iceland / Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — The Thórbergur Center, Hali Country Hotel, South Coast, Iceland In a recent blog post, Bruce Percy articulated an aim I’ve had for quite a long time. I’ll quote him: “For me, a picture isn’t about what is there. It’s not about trees, snow, sky, mountains, rivers, etc, etc. Instead, photos are about graphical forms and tone. They are pictures instead of photos. It’s a subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless.” To […]

Lagoon, Simplified

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — The Thórbergur Center, Hali Country Hotel, South Coast, Iceland Same scene as the last post, but simplified and in other ways edited to bring out something closer to the essence of what I saw. The changes are in most ways not huge — but in one way, sweeping. It’s more than just a crop. Stay tuned… (Canon G5X II. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Lugubrious Lagoon

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — The Thórbergur Center, Hali Country Hotel, South Coast, Iceland Shot a few minutes after the image in the last post. Looking a bit further east. Unlike the last image, not a lot of post-processing work here. Despite its monochromatic appearance, this is a color photograph. Stay tuned… (Canon G5X II. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

White, Gray, and Black Lagoon

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Iceland / Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography

January 26, 2020 — The Thórbergur Center, Hali Country Hotel, South Coast, Iceland As we returned to our hotel and eatery after a morning shoot, she and I gaped gasping at the gray glory of the sky. While the others ducked into their warm and dry rooms, we got as close as we could to the edge of a sharp slope that ended at the edge of a partially frozen lagoon. Not wanting to take […]

Skógafoss: Base of the Waterfall — A Wider View

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Waterfall

January 30, 2019 — Skógafoss, South Coast, Iceland Here’s the original frame from which the last post’s image was cropped. My Muse and I have had quite a discussion as to which we prefer. We invite you to weigh in. (Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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.)

Act Two. Center Stage.

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Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

January 28, 2020, 11:29 p.m. — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland As the plot thickened, the action moved to center stage. ISO sensitivity now down to 400. This was Kp index 3.3. I can’t imagine how bright the top of the scale — 9 — is. Maybe you really do need sunglasses. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 15–30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD. f/2.8, 10 sec, ISO 400. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Tease

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Iceland / Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

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 […]

Obscured by Clouds

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Iceland / Impressionism / Inspiration / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

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 […]

Londrangar View Point, Take Two: True Colors*

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Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 24, 2020 — Londrangar View Point, Snaefellsjökull Peninsula, Iceland Taken a few minutes earlier than the one in the post before last, this shows the unaltered colors that the camera recorded. I had previously thought the color was a distortion of reality and blamed it on a brand of filter I’d never used before, but no — the water really is that color.* The next post will move us forward. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm […]