Godafoss in the north of Iceland is undoubtedly one of the highlights of a photographic trip. Marianne and I were very fortunate to encounter this waterfall with the prevailing wind blowing back into the falls which allowed us the rare freedom of shooting without spray interfering. I shot this one with an ND500 and found out that later, Marianne took a vertical shot of the same scene .
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 is surely one of the most iconic places to photograph in Scotland. My approach to photographing these places is to take that iconic shot (usually because its claim to fame is well established and pleasing the eye) - but then to try taking angles that I haven't seen before. Marianne and I wondered out to the rocks on the other side of the castle to take a few images from this angle. We were lucky in that the tide was low and the water glassy still for a while. As we always predict, our presence at an unusual spot drew some other people out to this spot. It was quite a slippery rock surface and an old gentleman slipped with a very heavy thud - he seemed to have escaped without major injury thankfully.
Had a really great afternoon at the beach, almost broke an ankle not watching where I was stepping but sometimes it's difficult to take your eyes off scenes like this in front of you! I've eyed this spot on a few occasions but never had the guts to get close enough for a decent shot. It is as dangerous as it looks and today was relatively calm compared to other days, thankfully. This is a real photograph and not a manip or painting. Large View [link]
Near from the "Anse of Dinan" on the Crozon Island in France. In front of you you can see the three western Headland of Crozon. A very good point of view to realize the exceptional geography of this beautiful park.
Last Instant of light for this sunset on a beach of the semi island Quiberon, Brittany, France. As you can imagine with this sun in front of me I had a lot of flares on the filter I have spend mlong hours to manage with different images and build this final one. It is perfectible and I will finalize in a next version Feel free to comment Phil
From a week of some great sunsets, im trying to photograph more of the western side of Dartmoor at the moment which is a bi8t more of a trak for me. This shot is from closer to home, bowerman nose looks out on the eastern side of Dartmoor National park not far from hound tor, it is one fo the most well known and photographed landmarks on Dartmoor.. Bowerman, legend has it was turned to stone by three witches, if you'd like to read the full story its here [link]
Another (and probably the final) image from an evening shooting last year with ~arqhugo and ~PauloALopes
I used the Lee Big Stopper to give a long exposure, but had to open up to f8 and push the ISO to 400 to keep it from being excessively long. The light was excellent, and I wanted to get a variety of shots done.
I woke up at sunrise, walked out into the dunes (much easier to do sunrises in a nice warm place like this, than the cold mountains of Scotland or Italy of previous years).
I really expected clear skies and strong side light....I got neither. The sky was grey and overcast, obscuring the sun and diffusing the light. However, dunes interact with light in a completely different way to any landscape I've ever photographed, in direct light, they become almost red, in this diffuse overcast lighting, the oranges were really strong.
It was an amazing scene, the immensity of the desert is breath-taking...as is the heat and dryness.
I couldn't filter this shot without darkening the tops of the dunes, so it's a blend of 3 images. One for the foreground, one for the sky, and one for the sun.
See more shots from the Sahara and my Morocco trip on my blog
This was one of the strangest displays of light. During the magic hour the mountains were completely shrouded in clouds and there was no chance of any color that evening, or so I thought. After I had taken some exposures and it had gotten very dark I packed up my camera and tripod and started to walk back to camp. All of a sudden I looked backed and noticed the clouds starting to lift and a really strange glow hitting the underside of the clouds. I quickly ran back to the creek and tried to recompose in almost complete darkness. Was able to capture this strange light which disappeared second after this was taken.