Photo workshop Dyrholaey
Cotton Ball Sky
We had an amazing photo shoot at Drholaey on the return leg of our 5 day Winter Workshop. The area was suffering with heavy rain on day 1 when we passed through, but we were rewarded with incredible clouds on our last day of the photo workshop.
Landscape photography becomes a very different game when you switch from wide angle to telephoto. This image was taken with my Canon EF 135mm f/1.4. It was all about placing the Reynisdrangar sea-stacks in a good position at the bottom of the frame to let the clouds dominate the space above.
The famous sea stacks at Vik are often the subject of our Winter workshops, because Winter sunsets can occur right amongst the stacks. Most of our suggested long photo tours will include Vik and Reynisdrangar although it is also possible to visit the area on our South Coast day tour.
I had just bought my Canon 5D mark III, so this was a chance to put the full frame camera to the test.
Behind the mountains
This picture was taken around 3.30 on a Summer morning. This was a private tour through the Southern Highlands of Iceland. The area for our adventure is known as the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and is a huge wilderness between the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers and the Landmannalaugar hiking zone. In fact the whole area is a hiking zone and includes the world famous Laugarvegur trail which is a demanding trek through volcanic and glacier landscapes for 53km.