This is a shot made in Iceland. There are so many waterfalls in Iceland one could do a book on them alone. I just like the way this framed out in the viewfinder. Simple as that.
I worked this image a lot in Photoshop and in color it looks real nice. But, as I do with many images I decided to try it as a BW image and I liked it. BW offers a lot and somewhat a nostalgic feel. I have been going through the image catalog for 2015. I shot 55,000 images this year. Not one of my largest numbers but up there. I so often have no time to work on images and thus get far behind on image editing. The Holidays has allowed me a little time to catch up and as result I have several weeks worth of images to share on the blog. Hope you enjoy this image and more to come.
Happy New Year. This is my last entry for this year.
There is a story about this set of small and fast moving waterfalls in Iceland. My friend and Icelandic guide Daniel Bergmann always drove by these falls which are located right on one of Iceland’s main roads. Finally I made him stop and I shot my first set of images of these falls. One each of my many subsequent trips to Iceland it became a tradition to stop here with the workshop groups we were leading. Eventually he just nicknamed these falls after me as he didn’t know the real name of the falls. This is a multi shot pano of the falls.
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.
On both of our trips in the recent Svalabrd workshop we visited the Ice Wall of Brasvellbreen. It is hard to describe this location. It is not a Glacier but an ice cap and one of the largest in the world depending on who you ask. The bottom line is it is hundreds of kilometers long and has hundreds of cascading waterfalls and textures. We were fortunate to arrive at this location with the sun sweeping over the face of the ice wall. And this was around midnight. at this time of year there is 24 hours of light in the Arctic. I’ll have more images of this amazing ice wall in the near future.
During our filming for a new Landscape Tutorial in Yosemite NP I took a chance and did a pano of a waterfall we were using as part of the video. This is a 8 image stitch. worked pretty damn good.