Rapaselet in morning light (Sarek National Park, Lapland)
The peak of Nallo
The peak of Nallo (Lapland)
Autumn colors at Boarekjávrre
Autumn colors at Boarekjávrre (Sarek National Park, Lapland)
Sarvesvágge meets Rapadalen
Sarvesvágge meets Rapadalen (Sarek National Park, Lapland)
Sunrise at Sealggajávri
Sunrise at Sealggajávri (Lapland)
Northern lights in Visttasvággi
Northern lights in Visttasvággi (Lapland)
View of Kjerkfjord from the summit of Reinebringen (Lofoten)
Kirnitsch river in Saxon Switzerland, Germany
Located in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon a few kilometers downstream of Dettifoss this is my favorite waterfall in Iceland. This view can only be achieved by hiking down into the canyon. The height of Hafragilsfoss is 27 m.
Laitaure delta from Mount Skierffe
Laitaure delta from Mount Skierffe (Sarek National Park, Lapland)
Lake Wanaka from Roys Peak
Lake Wanaka from Roys Peak (New Zealand)
The lake Kaska Kaitumjaure seen from the cliff edge of Čihkkumbákti. The view was absolutely stunning. It is difficult to convey the dimensions in a photograph. I set up my tent nearby in the early afternoon and watched the changing weather during the remainder of the day. With this photo I was lucky as the sun peeked through the clouds for a brief moment in time.
Dark water and mountains contrast the colorful vegetation. (Lofoten)
Rainbow over the lake Bálgatjávrásj, located on the high plateau of Luohttoláhko. In the background the Pårte mountains. Sarek National Park, Lapland
Sky on Fire
For my strenuous climb in the dark of the early morning I was rewarded with beautiful colors.
Contradicting weather conditions on the summit of Bårddetjåhkkå (2005 m). The prominent peak to the left is Sáitaristjåhkkå (1908 m). In the background the Luohttoláhko plateau.
Large vs. Small
Large dunes are surrounded by smaller ones that are all aligned with the main direction of the wind.
It took me a lot of tries until I was able to capture this wave breaking on a large piece of ice.
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
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