So, you may be wondering why I have been posting so many Iceland images. The simple reason is I am enjoying the holidays and during some spare time that I normally don’t have I’m revisiting a lot of the trips I did last year and finally re-working the and editing the images. Iceland was big trip. Lots of incredible images were taken. I have a lot from the helicopter which will soon grace these pages. This one was done on the famous iceberg beach. The challenge with the iceberg beach is shooting something different from the 1000’s of images that are shown from there. I don’t claim this is different, just something I liked. On the last trip I did many at this location using the iPhone so I could get something different. I’ll posts those someday too. This was shot with the Nikon D800e at 1.6 seconds.
One of the things that is fun about Iceland is the unpredictable weather. When we woke up the morning that this image was taken it was raining hard and deep overcast, It’s one of those morning that would have been easy to say let’s go back to bed. The time was around 4AM. Being the adventurous photographer that we are we decided to go for it and drove the 20 minutes to the Jökulsárlón lagoon. If you have never heard of this place or visited it you are really missing an experience. I have visited this location numerous times and it has always yielded a special photograph. This morning was no different. The sun had come up behind the clouds and all of a sudden the clouds started to part and this amazing color came through. Contrasting with the blue of the icebergs I was able to get a number of nice images. This was one of them.
I must apologize. No excuses, but I was super busy for the last few months on Luminous-LAndscape business. I literally was running out of hours in a day. So, I am now back and will do my best to get back to the routine of an image a day. Please accept my apologies for the long absence.
I’ll kick off the new images with a shot from last week when I was in Iceland leading workshop. It was a great workshop with some great people. The light lasted 24 hours a day and it was non-stop photography. One morning we woke up and it was grey and cloudy but none the less we headed to the Iceberg Lagoon to shoot sunrise. As it is with Iceland weather the whole grey sky changed in the 10 minute drive there. The clouds started to part and beautiful gold sun started to peak through. This is the shot of an iceberg with the sun common up. Oh my do I love Iceland. Made with a Nikon D800e and a 70-200mm lens.
Ok, there are going to be a lot of iceberg images over the coming weeks, many of them in Black and White. This is a shot of two icebergs and I like the way they formed the composition. The gray sky and the blue of the bergs works well together.
This image was made at Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake by Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand with a Panasonic GH2, 7-14mm zoom at 14mm 1/500th sec. at f/8, ISO. 160. New Zealand has so much to offer photographers. Just an amazing place to take pictures and see amazing things.
I am now in Oslo, Norway about to start the second leg of my journey back to home to Indianapolis. I have been away for 3 weeks and 16 of those days have been at sea leading two amazing photo workshops in the Arctic region of Svlabard, Norway. This was my second trip to Svalbard and it won’t be my last. I got to share this trip with some amazing people and take so many amazing images. We have polar bear pictures and one of them was on a kill. Walrus and Arctic fox. We shot an Ice Wall that is 100’s of kilometers longs with ware falls at just the right light. We shot a bird cliff where I have never seen so many birds. So, over the coming weeks you’ll find a ton of images here on a daily basis, plus give em a few weeks and I’ll have a trip log of this trip. I am home for a few weeks before leading a workshop in the Palouse. So, let’s start out with a classic Iceberg shot. Funny to all dressed up in winter gear in July.
I am always trying to do something new and different. This is an image that was an iceberg shot from the northern polar icecap area. I processed the image through one of the Topaz programs and added a painterly effect to it. It gives it a whole new feel.