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
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
Hello I've turned this picture in higher resolution to appreciate the frost patterns in the foreground... I've also slightly improved the contrast in this new version.
I took this photo at the begining of march in the Vercors mountains in french alps... I was waiting for the sunset near the cliffs of Font d'Urle... I loved how the light illuminated the frost lines, guiding the eyes to the valley. It was a magical light for my birthday sunset... The best present Nature could offer.
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.