22 Jul 2013

I haven’t really wanted to get to this point, as finishing this series on Iceland would feel like the experience was finally lived and digested, truly over. But all things must pass, no? These are the remaining pictures I wanted to share, in no particular order. Mouse over each shot for additional commentary.

 

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Horizontality

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Glacier in Fog.

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Snafelsnes Farm

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Gulfloss Waterfall.

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Gorge.

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Saxholl

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Rugged Western Cliffs.

 

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02 Jul 2013

Black & White III

Waterfalls, I found, can be tricky to shoot. As Iceland is often cloudy, it can be hard to get a crisp contrast with the flowing water and grey sky in the background. Here, as with the previous two posts, I opted for HDR and black and white, which I hope showcases the motion and power of the water.

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Cascade 1

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Cascade 2

 

Next up: a return to color.

 

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27 Jun 2013

Waterfall

Somewhat hidden inside a ravine in Thingvellir was this waterfall, one of the most beautiful I would see in Iceland.

 

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Cascade

 

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29 Oct 2012

Leaves and Water

 

You ever have one of those moments where you are conflicted as to what aspect of the photo should be highlighted?  Should I focus on the red leaves, or the magnificent waterfall?  How can I frame the waterfall with the tree?  Can I frame the tree with the waterfall?  Arggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!  I think my brain imploded from the wonder of it when I took this shot.  Thankfully the rest of waterfall photos for the day came out a little better.

First, the little waterfall.

We didn’t even make it to the visitor center before we were stopped in our tracks by this little waterfall and the stunning little tree sheltering it.

So vibrant, but peaceful.  Further into the garden is a much larger waterfall which manages to be both overwhelming and soothing at the same time.

This was the only time I really wished they allowed tripods in the garden, I had to hold my breath to take this photo.

 

Then there was this moment, imperfectly captured.

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26 Jul 2011

Yellowstone Falls

Some days you just can’t win.  Snow, in June.  On the one day I visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.   Not only did it snow, it snowed hard and for a few hours, thankfully with no accumulation though.

And that is the Yellowstone River flowing its way through the snowy morning.

 

By the time we moved around to the other rim the canyon the snow was letting up a little, but I still didn’t have much by the way of light.

 

In the end just being there, freezing my ass off in a snow storm in June standing on the rim of the canyon and watching the torrent of the Yellowstone River plummet over the edge was such a fantastic experience I don’t mind that I didn’t get the “perfect” shot.

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