This photo shows Vesturhorn from the beaches of Stokksnes. This corner of the beach has interesting rocks and some very large swells. This is because the sand is so flat that the ocean is very shallow for about a mile out to sea. I had to be a real wave dodger as I ran down to the rock between wave surges and had about 10 seconds to compose and shoot before the next big wave.
Tours Around Iceland
I am shooting with a 24mm prime lens and a 6 stop ND filter so that I could get a longer exposure. I managed 6 seconds at f/11. The sky would have had only a half second exposure as I was using the Magic Cloth.
My prime lensesThe photographs on Iceland Aurora were taken with these 3 prime lenses. 90% were taken with the Canon 24mm f/1.4 USM L Prime.
ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 l
Canon's 24mm Prime L lens was all I used for many years. It is responsible for over 80% of the photos on icelandaurora Sharp from corner to corner.
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
One of Canon's sharpest lenses! The best Landscape Telephoto and great for portraits and wildlife.
See the full collection HERE.