All posts filed under: Landscape

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.)

Act Two. Center Stage.

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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.)

Let the Show Begin. Act One.

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Landscape / Photo Log / Photography

January 28, 2020, 11:26 p.m. — Jökulsárlón, South Coast, Iceland Things remained as they were for a while. Taking advantage of the lull, I walked about fifty meters off from the rest of the group for a quiet moment, and as I gazed off the east, Thor hit the light switch. It wasn’t a fade up. It was snap and full-on. I was transfixed by the slow weaving of the sheets of light. Riveted. Mesmerized. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Foss Means Waterfall

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Landscape / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Waterfall

January 25, 2020 — Kirkjufellsfoss and Kirkjufell Mountain, Snaefellsjökull Peninsula, Iceland It was a dark and stormy morning. Sun would rise in another fifteen minutes. The wind was… impressive. Posted from the departure lounge at Keflavik International Airport. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 15–30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Velkomin til Íslands

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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. […]