Kirkjufell is one of 'the' landmarks in Iceland that photographers rightfully flock to. It is a conical shaped mountain on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on the far west of the country. The nearest town of Grundarfjordur is a beautiful town set in a bay. A few kilometres away lies this mountain with a beautiful small waterfall nearby that tends to dominate compositions of images taken with this mountain. The weather was not kind to us on both of our visits to the area, however, on the last evening in the area, the skies cleared beautifully to provide us the opportunity for this image.
Jokulsarlon lies in Iceland's South East - some 380km away from the capital Reykjavik. It is easily accessable by the ring road and is definitely worth spending several days there as the weather conditions change giving a whole variety of different possiblities for photography. This particular evening was clear and there were icebergs floating close to shore or already ashore. I fished this one out of the water for this image. Image was taken with a 3 stop soft and 2 stop hard GND (slight cast in the sky which I have left in). People have often commented on previous photographs about the reflection being brighter than the sky ; that is the intention with this image and several others I took while on the trip last year.
Pikes Peak and Garden Of The Gods Park bathe in the pre-dawn light on New Years Day morning, the first day of our winter photo meetup. We froze our collective butts off (it was far below zero) but well worth it! The light was just beautiful, really clear and clean...and you have to love alpenglow!
Anyways I hope you all like it John
Specs: In camera HDR using my Sony a550 1/4 second exposure at f14 Minolta 35-70mm f4 lens Fotodiox CPL and Grad ND Tripod and shutter release