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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.

Canon 5DmkII - EF17-40 - Tripod - nd Grad Lee
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Hello,

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 3C) and the first snowfalls were not so far. The last gasp of life before the winter...

Thank you!
Xavier

Full view is highly recommended :)

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Canon 5DmkII + EF 70-200f4 L
Compound with 8 vertical pictures assembled
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Hello all,

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
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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.

Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland. September 2009
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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
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The last light of a warm sunset at the summit of Mount Thabor in french alps... A great moment looking at these growing shadows over the cliffs... The night was clear and quite cold at 3178m high...

Canon EOS 5DmkII - EF 70-200f4
Xavier Jamonet
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Stormy weather upon the Kerlingarfjöll hills in the middle of the high plains of Iceland... Desert of rock and lakes, wonderfull lights, a landscape photographer enchantment...

This image is one of the 250 new images on my website www.ecrinsdelumiere.com, after a recent update.
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Mystic athmosphere in front of the rocks of Elnar on Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland. A very dark feeling in the icelandic dusk, surounded by the cries of many birds nesting in the cliffs.

Elnar, Snaefellsnes, Iceland - June - 00h20

Xavier

Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 17-40f4L - Lee 0.9nd grad filter - Tripod
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Sunset light over the solfatares of Gunuhver hot spot in Iceland... I remember the sulfur odor, the cold wind and the warm light... Icelandic light.

Gunuhver, Reykjanes, Iceland

Xavier
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Another view from my past year trip in Iceland... Here are the Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the center high plains of Iceland.
I was observing an Arctic fox that hunted on the lava fields near the Hveravellir hot spot when, in a few minutes, the light came to the mountains in the background.
I remember my feeling while I admired the landscape, impressed by the contrast of the dark lava clear white peaks, illuminated by sunlight comming from the north...


Hveravellir, Iceland - 21h23

Assembled pano of 7 shoots


Xavier
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