Photos in Focus
I have gathered here today a collection of Iceland photos with descriptions, location information and photography techniques. Some are just brief blog entries, but others are longer analysis of the photography techniques or the post processing that went on behind the scenes.
This beautiful mountain is called Hofell and is an ancient volcano in the South Eastern part of Iceland. It's last eruption blew itself up and what you see now is just the shadow of it's former self. The district was seized by Hrollaugur Ragnvaldsson...
The black sand beach has a very shallow gradient, so although the sea can appear calm and non-threatening you can be caught in a large surge that creeps slowly up the beach.
This extraordinary photo was taken in the middle of the night in South Iceland. It was taken on a full moon night in October just before 1 a.m. Believe it or not, the post processing challenge was to darken the image to make it look a little bit more like a night photo. The moon was behind me…
A beautiful Summer morning at Jokulsarlon with some icebergs reflecting in the glacier lagoon.
This South Iceland spot can be very good for Northern lights because there is a possibility of capturing a reflection of the Aurora in the landscape.
A slow shutter can be achieved with a dark filter (often called an ND filter), or by taking the photograph in low light.
If you catch the glacier ice beach at the right time, you can photograph the incredible colours of a sunset or sunrise.
This night photograph, from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in Iceland, captured a comet disappearing into the North sky over Iceland.
For Iceland based photographers, photographing the Milky Way is generally something we do while we are waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.
This Northern lights photograph teaches me to be humble at this time in my life. It represents the place I am at in the universe, and maybe you too?
There is every type of waterfall here. The strong flutes, the power walls, the delicate, flowing water cascades through green moss.
One thing I am sure of though is that despite the low visibility, the arctic circle must be in this photograph.
Northern lights can add an extra dimension to night photography because they add strong colours and depth to the sky.
This Northern Lights shot was blessed with a superb wash of ocean during the exposure.
One of the things I love to do with recent Lightroom versions is to play with low contrast adjustments and introducing de-haze.
Although the Northern lights require a long exposure, the object is often to reduce exposure time as much as possible to achieve a usable exposure and with minimal star trails.
Taken on July 17, 2011 on a photo tour through Iceland’s Southern Highlands (or Fjallabak – behind the mountains).
This is at the Fjaðrargljufur river canyon in South East Iceland. The unassuming river winds like a snake between the rocks.