Monthly Archives: September 2010

ICELAND – GODAFOSS “WATERFALL OF THE GODS”

Iceland is literally a waterfall photographers paradise. Not only does it boast Europe’s largest waterfall ‘Dettifoss’, but it also sports many hundreds of others; many of which are awe inspiring for their sheer size and majesty alone. One of Iceland’s most beautiful and easily accessible waterfalls is ‘Godafoss’ or as it is translated into English […]

ICELAND – BURNING BURG AT THE LAGOON

I spent quite a bit of time at the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon whilst I was in Iceland. It is truly a magical place for photography whilst simultaneously being extraordinarily difficult from a composition perspective. The lagoon can be virtually empty, or jam packed with ice depending on the somewhat fickle prevailing weather and changing moods […]

2010 & 2011 – WHAT ELSE?

With Iceland ‘ticked’ for 2010 (although I can hardly wait to go back) I have started to turn my attention to other photographic expeditions for the remainder of this year and next year. Even though, I am still sorting, editing, processing and printing photographs from Iceland (and will be for many months I think) I […]

ICELAND – TWISTED AT LANDMANNALAUGAR

This was one of the many photographs I took during several hours shooting from the top of one of Landmannalaugar’s highest mountains as the sun began to set and the light continued to improve. The colours and textures in this part of Iceland are totally surreal and make for beautiful subject matter for landscape photography.

ABANDONED BLUE BERG MAKES THE DAILY DOZEN AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

I just learned this evening that the photograph ‘Abandoned Blue Berg‘  that I took in Iceland last month near the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon has made the  ‘Daily Dozen‘ at National Geographic Magazine.  The Daily Dozen is a selection of twelve of the best user-submitted photographs as chosen by photo editor Susan Welchman. A selection of the […]

ICELAND – ABANDONED BLUE BERG

Unfortunately, I am at home with a nasty case of the flu at the moment. I have managed to dodge the ‘flu-bullet’ for the last several weeks whilst everyone around me has been sequentially struck down with it (everyone has been falling like dominos around here). Alas, its snuck up on me and I am […]

ICELAND – LONE PEBBLE

On my last evening in Iceland I decided to drive back to the small town of Vik and the nearby coastal area of Kirkjufjara where there are a number of sea stacks, black sand beaches and other interesting basalt rock formations. I had first visited this location on one of my first days in Iceland […]

ICELAND – POT OF GOLD AT LANDMANNALAUGAR

There is something truly magical about the light in Iceland during the summer solstice. It’s more than the fact that it never really gets truly dark and that the waking hours are so long. There is a transparent ethereal quality to the light that seems to be a combination of extremely clean pollution free air […]

ICELAND – THE WELL OF LIFE

There are certain photographs that are immediately ‘other worldly’ emotive and I think this one may qualify. Located at a remote location called Hveravellir, deep in the interior of Iceland this geothermal pool is well off the beaten track of bitumen roads and civilisation. The seventy mile rocky track into Hveravellir from Gullfoss is about […]

ICELAND – SELFOSS

Just a short ten minute walk upstream from Europe’s largest waterfall ‘Dettifoss’ is the spectacular waterfall(s) ‘Selfoss’. Unlike the sheer might and power of Dettifoss, Selfoss consists of a large number of smaller waterfalls all cascading over a long rocky ledge on both sides of the ravine. It is as spectacular and awe inspiring as […]

ICELAND – THE MIGHTY DETTIFOSS

Dettifoss is both Iceland’s and Europe’s largest waterfall – more cubic water per second spills over it than any other waterfall in all of continental Europe. It is both spectacular and awe inspiring for its sheer power and majesty. Fed by glaciers upstream the glacial silt that is carried down river gives the water at Dettifoss […]