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A collection of Iceland photos with descriptions, location information and photography techniques.

Waterfalls & slow shutter magic

Long Exposure Photography Waterfalls Icelandic Waterfalls Waterfalls are abundant in Iceland. The multi-plateaued volcanic landscape with massive melting ice-caps create the perfect environment for a variety of waterfalls. Waterfalls can pop up where they...

Jokulsarlon Northern lights panorama

Northern Lights Panorama Jökulsárlón Aurora Northern Lights Photography Northern lights add an extra dimension to night photography because they add strong colours and depth to the sky. Sometimes they can be so bright that you could argue it is no longer...

Aurora Wash

Long exposure photography Aurora Wash Northern lights photography This aurora display was active over head and mostly in the Southern half of the sky. This made the ice beach an obvious choice as we were staying close to the Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon on a...

21 Carrots – ice beach + lightroom

Ice beach long exposure 21 Carrots Settings Canon EOS 5D Mark II EF24mm f/1.4L II USM ƒ/10.0  24.0 mm 30sec iso100 Winter Ice Beach This shot was taken on the ice beach in December 2011 on a Jokulsarlon Photo Tour. The ice on the beach was...

Red Blaze – Northern Lights Exposure

Red Blaze Northern Lights photography Long Exposure photography Although the Northern lights require a long exposure, the object is often to reduce exposure time as much as possible to achieve a usable exposure and with minimal star trails. A usable...

Fjallabak Night

Taken on July 17, 2011 on a photo tour through Iceland's Southern Highlands (or Fjallabak - behind the mountains). The skies were mostly clear which gave us little to work with other than Venus belt for colour. Canon EOS...

Ice Gorge

Taken on February 15, 2011 Location: This is at the Fjaðrargljufur river canyon in South East Iceland. The unassuming river winds like a snake between the rocks. The canyon was forged over 6 million years and most of the forging force was when the river flashed...

Blue Wing

Taken on Dec 5, 2010 Location: Jökulsarlon Ice beach. This was on the West side of the lagoon mouth. The beach consists of black sand and black pebbles. Both of these give a dark canvas for the glacier ice. The different textures behave different in the morning light...

DettiDarko

Dramatic waterfalls in Iceland A favourite place of mine to sit and wait. This time I was waiting for the rain to soak these big basalt rocks, but alas only a few spots came. This was on a photo tour around Iceland last week to Dettifoss. Forced onto my sensor with...

BudirSunrise

Landscapes from Iceland One of those scenes where you wish you had a zoom, instead I had to grab this with my 24mm from a distance. Seconds later the sky was very different. The 24mm at least gives intimate detail in the snow clad grass. A favourite location on one of...

BlueLove

Glacier Ice from Jökulsarlon the Glacier Lagoon Loving the blues on this December workshop morning. The Winter dawns are fantastic opportunities for capturing amazing colours. The dawn is not a quick affair in Iceland. The colours can be good for hours. This allows...

Rose Tinted

Taken on February 5, 2013 Location: The ice beach at Jökulsarlon. The black sand beach with magical chunks of glacial ice. This is where the Atlantic Ocean interacts with Europe's largest glacier. Mode:...

Oskar Ice man

Taken on March 24, 2017 Location: In the ice caves under Vatnjökull glacier in South East Iceland. This is a very popular ice cave and is normally full of tourists. On this morning, we were in there hours before the tourists. The caves are formed by glacier melt water...

Velvet Beach

Taken on December 12 , 2010 Location: Ice beach near Jökulsarlon. The beach is the final land based resting place for ice chunks that calve from the retreating Vatnjökull ice cap. The ice eventually melts into the North Atlantic, but not before being washed up on this...

Colour Jelly

Taken on January 11, 2017 Location: Jökulsarlon diamond beach Mode: AV mode with + 2 stops over (compensation +/-). Focus: f/11 hyperfocal mark. This is slightly weighted to the foreground. Camera...

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