Iceland: The Frozen Exposures


One of the best parts of this trip to Iceland was that I spent an inordinate amount of time doing long exposures, both on my Fuji xPro2 and Leica M-Monochrome. I used the Lee Filters on Fuji and B&W ND filters of various types on my Leica. The results were quite different on each. 

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The lake in the north of the country was about a mile and a half from where I was staying and as a result was a popular spot for me to try and make some long exposures. This was made with Fuji xPro2 and their 16mm lens. 11 seconds exposure at f16 with ISO 200. (Above)

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Mother & baby seal — this iceberg reminded me of them so named my #5 in the long exposure series just that. It was quite fun to make this photo as this place was packed with tourists and really rude photographers who just kept entering the shot and ruining my various attempts. I normally don’t lose my shit, but I was close! So many attempts meant I ran out of my two batteries. Still I think all of the agony was worth it! (Above)

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There are times when the whole thing feels upside down! (Above)

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This is just a photo I love because it makes me feel so tranquil. Settings were f4/50mm-equivalent and exposed for about 40 seconds using a 3-stop ND filter! (Above)

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Same lake, different point of view about an hour later. More light in the sky, less pink and more blue. (Above)

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Another lake, early in the morning and sun peaked out for barely an hour. This is a 39 second exposure, ISO 200 at f11.(Above)

All photos made with Fuji xPro2 and a variety of lenses, including my go to lens, Fuji f2/35 WR lens. I used Lee Filters.

Roads of Iceland

On a recent trip to Iceland (my second), I went around the ring road, took some country road detours and drove on dirt tracks. Each one was magical and fantastic. Some reminded me of what Jerry Seinfeld once said, “sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” These are some of the photos I made with my iPhone7Plus. Each photo is just a snapshot of the beauty and magic of Iceland, a country I absolutely adore and can’t stop thinking about.



Skutustaoahreppur

Fljotsdalherao

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Djupavogshreppur>
Hornafjorour


Sveitarfelagio Hornafjorour

Sveitearfelagio Olfus

All photos made with iPhone7Plus. Slight edits using VSCO.

Roads of Iceland: A Photo Collection

“Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again
On the road again!”  —
 Willie Nelson, On The Road Again! 

As someone who doesn’t drive, I love driving across vast open landscapes, through mountain passes, quiet valleys, along the sea, watching the world change. And no place is as fascinating as Iceland, where every mile brings a new adventure and a new show of nature’s immense power and magic. As Lewis Carroll said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

On a recent trip to Iceland (my second), I went around the ring road, took some country road detours and drove on dirt tracks. Each one was magical and fantastic. Some reminded me of what Jerry Seinfeld once said, “sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” These are some of the photos I made with my iPhone7Plus. Each photo is just a snapshot of the beauty and magic of Iceland, a country I absolutely adore and can’t stop thinking about.

Experimenting with film photography

Every so often, I decide to put down my daily camera – Leica M Monochrome – and start mucking around with other cameras. I like the Fuji XPro2, which is an amazing little devil. I have also got a certain fondness for Olympus Pen-F (which Chris Michel loaned me). I have a little soft spot for the Leica SL which despite what others says is one of the better mirror less cameras and makes late night shooting a breeze, especially as I find rangefinders hard to use after daylight has faded a bit — my eyes aren’t what they used to be. Continue reading “Experimenting with film photography”

Looks Good: Peak Design Backpack

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I wasn’t a backpack kind of person, up until my friend Matt nagged me into trying one. I still wasn’t convinced, but you do a lot of things in name of friendship. However, when I started going for photography trips, I started to realize the value of backpacks, except that most of the bags targeting photographers are like hiking boots — long on comfort, short on style. Being “aesthetics first” kind of person, I have settled for a Tumi Arrive backpack which is an ideal blend of rugged and aesthetically pleasing. While it is good for carrying a camera and a lens with some accessories, it isn’t really a true camera bag.  Continue reading “Looks Good: Peak Design Backpack”