Everyone knows about how beautiful Iceland is. If there is a god then this is the place on earth where all the art school graduates display their work. Almost anyplace you int your camera you will find incredible photo opportunities. I have traveling to Iceland since 2005 and I have still so much to see and discover.
One place that yields new winning images every time I visit is the iceberg beach. This is a beach not too far from a giant glacier. The icebergs calving off the glacier float out to sea and then low tide washes them on the beach. This usually produces under the right conditions hundreds of small icebergs. It’s heaven for photographers. These two images I produced in a couple of hours there. The background also lends to great images and as you can see in these, what I call the Arctic Yellow shines though along with such beautiful clouds.
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I’m not sure why, but every time I prepare to go to Iceland I get excited. I have been to Iceland dozens of times. Photographed just about every location there is and watched the country change over the last 14 years. It used to be you could go anywhere in Iceland and not see a soul. You could be the only photographer on a beach or at a waterfall. Well, these days there are tour buses and lots of Asian tourists that have no regard for anyone else or even the landscape they are fortunate enough to see. And, there are other photographers too who will walk right into your shot with no regard for anyone else. Yes, this happens everywhere and not just Iceland. Kind of a sign of the time. So, I have decided that this year is the last year I will go to Iceland for a while. It’s time to explore other areas and there are plenty of them. I plan to have a good time this trip and then again this summer. We have god groups put together for each trip, I am going to try to do a lot of long exposure work and hopefully catch some northern lights night like we had in Norway. So, stay tuned and I’ll share images as I go.
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.
Yesterday I posted a dramatic moment in Iceland. They can be that way sometimes there. This image is a bit more typical of Iceland. Made at Vik a black beach, it was done at dusk and the light was gray with a hint or color on the horizon. The beach is very large and there is a nice surf that rushes up onto the stones of the beach. By dragging the shutter I was able to get the magical look to the surf and a hint of movement in the clouds. This is one of those images you need to see as a print.
While my friend Steve Gosling and I toured the Isle Of Skye area in Scotland we came upon a small visiting pier and village. we both went off in different directions. This one shot I made of a boat on the beck. It looked best cropped square (thanks Steve). Shot with an Olympus OMD 5.
I have said many times when I visit a city, I like to see it and shoot it. Miami is no exception. I got up prior to dawn and strolled the Miami Beach area. Interesting place that early in the morning. All sorts of interesting and sometimes scary people out there. I took this shot as I liked the colors and geometry f the image. Done with a P45+ and a 350mm lens on a Contax.