Long exposure at dusk, over a small lake in the Cerces mountains, in French Alps. The clouds were moving in my direction pushed by a strong wind, creating this impression of movement with the long exposure.
An image from my last trip to Isle of Skye in september 2009... Dark stormy clouds over the Cuillins hills from the coast of Elgol. Between magical light and showers, it does remind me the strength of scottish landscapes.
Here is the first photograph of my last trip to Iceland in september 2010... An unbelievable sight on the road to Askja, a huge volcanic area in the inner highlands of the north Iceland.
The fall colors on the vegetation were simply amazing. We were here in a totally desertic area...no human presence at 80km round at least. Just the light, the wind, the cold and the colors of this landscape, an amazing remember. The weather was quite cold (aprox. 0 to 3°C) and the first snowfalls were not so far. The last gasp of life before the winter...
Thank you! Xavier
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Exifs : Canon 5DmkII + EF 70-200f4 L Compound with 8 vertical pictures assembled
Here is a picture from my last trip to Iceland... these are huge blocks of ice on the Jokulsarlon beach... These blocks come from the widest glacier in Europe : Vatnajokull. We had a strange light this morning, there was high clouds in the sky, creating a solar halo around the sun. I used a B&W nd400 filter for this picture (thanks Alex ). This filter gives a strong warm balance to the colors that I wouldn't totally correct... The sky was more gray in reality, but I think these colors suits quite well the scene.
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 17-40f4L - B&W nd400 filter - Lee nd Grad - tripod
The volcanic area near the Landmannalaugar in Iceland... I remember the vast, colorfull and desertic feeling of the place... The weather was quite good, but really cold with constant wind coming from the north... The feeling of walking on another planet...
Canon EOS 5D mk II + EF70-200 f4 multiple pictures assembled Xavier Jamonet
A shot from the hills of Val d'Orcia in Tuscany. I was in this beautifull place of Italy for the second time. I took this picture at the same place I took this one two years before : [link] . Not the same weather of course for two totally different atmospheres
Canon EOS 5DmkII - EF 17-40f4L - Lee 0.9ND grad soft