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Happy New Year

Under the rainbow in Iceland
Under the rainbow in Iceland
Happy New Year. It is time to forget 2020 and move forward with optimism, hope and especially love. Like many of you 2020 is a year I hope I never have to repeat it’s a year like we never could have imagined. All I know now is that I want to move forward, travel again and look through the viewfinder and take more pictures than I ever have before.
I wish all of you a great year moving forward and that we can all find a way to come together again, put differences aside, and realize that we are best when were united I am looking and seeing the love that is around us.
Stay safe and Happy New Year.
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Sunset In Iceland

Sunset in Iceland
Sunset in Iceland

 

Iceland is where photographers go when they die.  It’s a beautiful landscape and light never stops giving.  Sunsets and sunrises are special every day.  as a photographer, you don’t get much sleep in Iceland because there is so much to see.  This sunset with the moon was made one evening after a hike up a mountain.  The whispy clouds, sunset color, and moon make it simply work.

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Gems On The Beach

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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The Magic Of Iceland

Iceland is a magical and special place for me. I stared visiting Iceland in 2004 before it was even on an instagram or tourist radar. Now the country thrives on the tourism income but is has made the place very crowded. There are still magical places to visit and I know a lot of them. This os one of those. It was amde after a short climb and then waitig for the light. The whispy clouds, sunset and moon rise all made a speacial shot.

I am planning on offering tours to Ic3land again in 2021. Information will be on Rockhopperworkshops. Check out the site for other locations and dates forupcoming workshops.

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Church On A Hill

I have been Iceland dozens of times.  It’s an amazing country and has a lot of great places to photograph.  After a while everyone that visits takes the same pictures of the same things,  This church is no exception.  I have photogrphed this chuch a lot but on this day I had low hanging clouds and lots of birds flying over it.  Thus, I was lucky to get an image that is somehwat a differnt view.  Shot with a long lens from a low angle.  It’s a peaceful image.

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Puffins

I love Puffins.  Puffins are incredible little birds with a big attitude.  These birds are usually found in the arctic regions and I have photographed them in Iceknd and Svalbard.   They are known for diving off of cliffs, catching krill and returning to their burrows where they feed their young.  These birds can fly like no other bird.  they have a unique sound and they are just plain cool.  If you get to Iceland you should definately make viewing puffins high on your list.

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Goðafoss Falls – Iceland

Iceland is one of my favorite places to visit on the planet.  I have been visiting Iceland since 2005.  A lot has changed in Iceland mainly tied to the increase in tourism.  One thing that hasn’t changed is the incredible beauty. Iceland has so many amazing places to photograph.  There are dozens of  waterfalls.  This image is one of them.  This location is far from the normal tourist traffic so usually it is not so crowded.  If you arrive early no one else should be there and you ahve this location to yourself.  The name of this waterfall is Goðafoss falls.

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Raberfoss in BW

Raberfooss In Iceland

It’s kind of a joke with my friends that every time I pass these falls when in Iceland I have to stop and shoot the,  Sometimes it is the simple shot that just works and I have been shooting this location for 12 years on every trip to Iceland.  I converted this image to BW and think it works quite well.  Shot with a Fuji XT2, and a Winne Country Filter system with a 10 stop ND filter.

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Back From Iceland

 

I am now back in the office and in catch up mode.  The Luminous-Landscape workshop I just finished running in Iceland was a success.  I did this workshop with my long time friend Daniel Bergmann who is one of the premier guides for Iceland.  He is also a great photographer and wildlife expert.

Iceland has gotten quite crowded with tourists over the last several years.  While this is good for the country economically it is a burden on many visitors as there are now so many people.  On our trips, we won’t even go near the tourist spots.  Too many buses and crazy people.  Instead, we travel to the remote and more picturesque areas of Iceland that tourists don’t visit.   This year we visited some places I haven’t visited before.  The bottom line if I came home with a ton of nice images.  Some of which I share below.

I used a Fuji XT2 with a wide variety of lenses to capture these photos.