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Photo Safari in Iceland

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by Rodelicious, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    After months of planning with four (4) other photographers from the Philippines finally we were able to capture every landscape photographer's dream destination - The Land Of Ice... ICELAND!

    Two weeks ago we ventured around the Icelandic Archipelago where we spent 13-days of unlimited photo safari. The end result: 90GB of stills and time lapse photos, a few pounds of weight lost (which worked to my advantage, haha...), and an awesome Icelandic experience overall.

    Feast your eyes as I share my personal favorites. I hope you enjoy them.

    The Jokusarlon Glacier Lagoon (Bay Side)
    Canon 5mk3 | 16-35mm f/2.8L mk2 | 16mm | f/2.8 | 8-sec | ISO 2000
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    Reykjavik Lighthouse (near the Geothermal Plant)
    Canon 5mk3 | 16-35mm f/2.8L mk2 | 16mm | f/2.8 | 6-sec | ISO 2000
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  2. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    Kirkjufell, Iceland
    Canon 5mk3 | 16-35mm f/2.8L mk2 | Hoya ND64 | Lee Grads
    16mm | f/8 | 46-sec | ISO 100
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    Gosafoss, Iceland
    Canon 5mk3 | 16-35mm f/2.8L mk2 | Hoya CPL | Hoya ND64 | Lee Grads
    27mm | f/16 | 30-sec | ISO 100
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  3. Priscilla

    Priscilla Active Member

    wow! Just wow!
     
  4. Priscilla

    Priscilla Active Member

    Beautiful colors! I love them. Did the Hoya make a big difference?
     
  5. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    Not quite huge. Most of Hoya's filter are neutral. CPL to remove reflections on water. The ND to freeze water movement.
     
  6. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
    Canon 5Dmk3 | Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L mk2 | 22mm | f/2.8 | 30-sec | ISO 800
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    Canon 5Dmk3 | Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L mk2 | 23mm | f/8 | 1-sec | ISO 50
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  7. Priscilla

    Priscilla Active Member

    I see! Awesome!
     
  8. Priscilla

    Priscilla Active Member

    ...but how did you get the awesome colors on the grass. It is not only vibrance and saturation in PS.... Great photos!
     
  9. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    proper white balance, and a bit of adjustments in contrast and saturation. i don't use vibrance.
     
  10. Priscilla

    Priscilla Active Member


    I see! Great work!
     
  11. abstract

    abstract New Member

    My first post here ..... Awesome photo's :D
     
  12. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    It is Goðafoss :cool:
    Good pictures.
     
  13. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing your photos here.
    (Makes mental note to visit Iceland at some stage in the future, time and money permitting)
     
  14. Richard Sibley

    Richard Sibley AP Deputy Editor

    Great shots!

    I returned from a week in Iceland a couple of weeks ago. I'm already dreaming about going back. Photo oppurtunities everywhere, and the light and conditions change so quickly that you can stay in the same location for hours. In one area i managed, hail, snow, rain, bright sunshine, stormy sky and even a rainbow... all in about an hour period.

    Here's a couple of my favourite shots from the Jokulsarlon lagoon

    Both taken on a Nikon D800E with the new Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

    Having the GP-1 unit was a blessing when it comes to tagging all of the locations... some of those Icelandic place names are a little on the tricky side to spell!

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  15. Tim Coleman

    Tim Coleman AP Deputy Technical Editor

    This is my favourite one of your pictures. Great composition
     
  16. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    Thanks for sharing those shots. I never thought I could visit this place in my lifetime.
     
  17. Rodelicious

    Rodelicious Member

    Sharing more from our trip

    Oxarafoss Of Pingellir
    Canon 5Dmk3 | Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L | Hoya CPL D16 | Lee Grads
    16mm | f/8 | 1.6 sec | ISO 100
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    Svartifoss
    Canon 5Dmk3 | Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L | Hoya ND16 | Lee Grads
    16mm | f/11 | 30-sec | ISO 50
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  18. Rasha

    Rasha Well-Known Member

    awesome fotos, i love the colors as well..
     
  19. ClareBear

    ClareBear Member

    I always see things in the ice. To thr right above the peak reflection it looks like a statue of a queen's head lying down and asleep. And just behind her it looks like a goomba from the Mario games lying down with sunglasses on.

    These photos really make me want to go! I read that this year is the best for northern lights in 10 years, but they also said that about last year.
     
  20. TheAlex

    TheAlex Well-Known Member

    Hehe, I have a photo from the same lake (I think) and one piece of ice looks like a shark.

    You should go to Iceland if you get the chance. It's my favourite country and probably the reason I fell in love with photography and travel.
     

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