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.
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park draws hundreds of people each morning. They all watch the horizon for the sunrise. I looked at what the sun was lighting as it rose and this is one of those images.
Well we had a great moonrise the night before. We started to transit the Lemaire Channel and the moon was setting. It was an a amazing trip through the channel.
One of the prettiest places I have visited in recent years is the Dolomites in Italy. There are so many beautiful landscapes to photograph. One morning w did a sunrise shoot along a road with this church and small village in the foreground. It was one of those grand sunrises as you can see.
One of the places almost everyone who visits the Antarctica Peninsula visits is the Lemaire Channel. This is narrow channel with huge cliffs and mountains rising from either side. It has never disappointed me on any of my visits. On my last trip I wanted to show the channel in a different way. So, once we were in the middle of the channel I shot 12 exposure while panning the camera from a moving ship. I later stitched these together in Photoshop. This is the result where you can see both openings of the channel. I am presenting a Color and BW version for your viewing pleasure.
I have been enjoying my time in the Cornwall area of England immensely. I have been shooting almost non-stop and have seen some great sunrises and sunsets and a lot of things in between. Yesterday morning we were shooting the sunrise at a little harbor and we had a rain shower then a double rainbow. How lucky was that? It’s been one of those rainbow kind of weeks.
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.