I published a church photo from Icelanda few days ago. This is a shot I made inside the church. Using the double exposure feature in the Hipstamatic program I played around with doing double exposures. I’d shoot one and then look at the subject and tried to envision how it would look on top of the image previously shot. I did a number of images of the pipe organ and keyboard of the organ. This is one of the shots. Made with the iPhone.
I have visited this unique church in Iceland many times. On my recent trip I visited it again and decided to shoot it with the iPhone and Hipstamaticapp. Iceland has some beautiful churches. Most are small and quaint but a few are really cool the way they are designed. This is one of them.
Sometimes magic happens and it often does when in Iceland. I sometimes think Iceland was created just for photographers as it is one of the most incredible landscapes in the world and I have seen a lot of them. It was around 10:30 at night and the sun was low on the horizon. We were shooting this really nice lake with dark stones and solid white patches of snow. We then looked far off and saw this rainbow forming. It got larger and larger and brighter too. I put on my long lens with a polarizer and started shooting. Finally I backed off on the zoom a bit and got this image that I really like.
On our trip last week to Iceland we chartered a helicopter. Iceland from the air is a whole other world. We were able to open the door and the pilot did a great job getting us to the good locations. I think he has done this before. One of the things that becomes obvious quickly is the abstract of the landscape. This is a shot done of a river delta and the muddy waters. without a reference you wouldn’t know what you were looking at. Made with the Nikon D800E with a 24-70mm lens at 1600th of a sec.
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.
Iceland is a magical land with so much beauty, that as a photographer it’s hard not to take fantastic images. There are mountains, valleys, seascapes, glaciers, icebergs and the list goes on. What I like is waterfalls. There are hundreds and they are a lot of fun to photograph. There are waterfalls that will astound in you size and the amount of water flowing over them. This waterfall is one I found driving around Iceland and I stop by it each and every time I’m there. I have done panos here, had rain, snow and blue sky. This image is one I like because it has what I call the Iceland Sky. Gray and foreboding. I shot this at a 10th of a second and with a Phase One 28mm lens. Had to go to real low ISO as well as F/22 to get a slow enough shutter to blur the water. Because of the curved element of the lens I couldn’t use a ND filter. I have shot this at longer shutter speeds where the water really blurs and higher where it is frozen. This shutter speed is just right.
I am running a workshop in Iceland next June going places other photo workshops don’t go. If you want a real treat and some incredible images join us. I’ll be doing this workshop with Daniel Bergmann my friend and one of the best landscape photographers I know. Check it out at The Rockhopper Workshops Page.