During my visit to Iceland I started to experiment with video for the first time. I came to the conclusion that this is a great way to show people the dynamics of some scenes like waterfalls. The video below was captured at the same spot as this image and shows Hafragilsfoss. This waterfall with a height of 27 meters is formed by the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and located a few Kilometers downstream from Dettifoss.
My effort is focused on photography; videos are merely a side-product of my work but you may find them interesting nevertheless, especially in combination with the photos.
By the way: I am still working on the photos from Iceland, they will be published as soon as I am finished.
I’m currently screening and sorting my pictures from Iceland. Although the weather was unpredictable and we even had snow in August, it was really a great trip (also from a photographer’s point of view). To give you an idea of the different landscapes and light conditions encountered and to shorten the waiting time, here are some examples:
One of my favorite photography techniques is long exposure during daytime. A scene may look totally different depending on the exposure time. All moving elements will be blurred in a long exposure. In landscape photography this especially applies to water and elements affected by wind, such as clouds.
The following two images are examples of the same scene captured with exposures of 44 s (above) and 1/20 s (below).
In less than a month a friend and I will depart on a 3-week trip to Iceland. While exploring the country by car and on foot we hope to capture the wonderful Icelandic sceneries with our cameras. Our trip will involve a lot of hiking, including the famous Laugavegur, a multi-day hike in southern Iceland.
After the Iceland trip I will be visiting the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway for another week. Thus, you can expect a lot of new pictures to be added in October/November (unfortunately taking pictures involves also some work at the computer). Possibly also a travel report will follow.
Painting with Light