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.
This was one of the last shots of a beautiful evening just outside Grundarfjordur when the weather finally began to clear. The previous 2 days had been washed out with solid rain. I used manual blending of 4 exposures and a photomatix produced image in this one. In coming weeks, I hope to present a video on Iceland flicking through every picture I took there in 2010 case people were curious!
This image was taken just at sunset at the beautiful loch in Coire Lagan in the south of Skye. We stayed two nights at Glenbrittle SYHA. This walk starts from the nearby Glenbrittle house and takes about two hours to get to the loch. Once there, very steep stone scree slopes head up on both sides. On the right hand side of this image is the so-called great stone chute and at its peak, Sgurr Alasdair of the Black Cuillins. I had actually scrambled 3/4 of the way up when I realised that the sun was shimmering across me so instead of heading up, I skidded down the slopes back down to the lake to take this shot. It was one of those occasions where 10mm was not wide enough as the mountains were almost vertically above us here.
Late last year there was a solid week with crazy atmopheric conditions where each evening presented similar colours as here... disappointed to miss out on the other days but damn excited to have seen and captured this
One of the best sunsets i've witnessed this year... it lasted what seemed like hours, right into the night as the lights of the town helped illuminate the sky. I missed most of the glory from this perspective(sun sets in the west and this is basically facing directly north) but i'm glad to have witnessed it partially than to not have at all
Taken moments before looking in the opposite direction
The view roughly 150ft. above Upper Cathedral Lake with the reflecting Cathedral Peak in the warm evening light is one of the many joys of Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra Nevada, California.
This image placed second in the May 2011 edition of Popular Photography magazine in the Your Best Shot category.
Turret Arch at dawn during moonset in Arches National Park, Utah. Usually seen through another huge arch (The North Window) in the back of my position here, Turret Arch clearly is a sunrise spot. When the sun climbs above the horizon and the mountains of Utah, this arch, like so many others, starts to glow in a bright orange tone. A couple minutes before sunrise, it already picks up a nice pinkish glow that you're seeing here. The textures and shapes in the foreground along with the dead tree were enough to say, this will be a different than usual take on this often shot arch.
Last colors of a magic sunset after a short thunderstorm over the Mount Aiguille, a well known summit of Vercors Natural Park in french Alps. I remember the contrast between the color of the sky and the freshness of theses big plants in the foreground called "verâtres" in french
This is a picture of the night of the 5th march 2011... A night spent under the stars on the summit of the Brevent in the Chamonix valley in french Alps... We were front of the Mont Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps, an amazing scenery. The mountains remains enlighted by the lights of the town in the valley, giving a really particular athmosphere. The sky was amazingly clear, only the summit of the Mont Blanc was clouds covered.
A great remember
Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 17-40 - tripod - 30sec @ f4 and 1600iso - headlight for the tent lighting
As the dead sea slowly declines, the back-and-forth motion of its waves coats everything in an icy-white layer of salt. I've found everything from a salt-enveloped sandal to white tree-trunks, long lost since the times when the water level was higher. This morning was truly amazing. The clouds were so heavy I didn't even have to use filters. This image, the first of a series, was shot with just a bare lens and a tripod.
The Aurora Borealis, together with the milky way, created this amazing sight. To my eyes, it looked like a bow and an arrow, ready to fire.
If you'd like to experience and shoot these amazing sceneries, along with many other incredible icy landscapes, and do so under my dedicated guidance, you're welcome to join my upcoming 'Land of Ice' Iceland winter workshop taking place January 2013. The workshop is co-guided by renowned local Icelandic mountaineer and pro photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson, and it will bring you to the most amazing locations for landscape photography in south Iceland. Please click the link for more details, and contact me with any questions about the workshop.