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New Iceland landscape galleries and trip report

Link to Iceland Landscape Gallery I

Link to Iceland Landscape Gallery II

My photos from the 10 day landscape photography tour are now finally visible 🙂 As I have earlier told you, I did participate to landscape photography tour in August 2010 by Daniel Bergmann. Christopher Lund was a second guide on the tour. Thanks to them for excellent arrangements! The tour group was small as there were only 7 customers (one from Australia, one from England, one from Canada, three from US and me). We stayed five nights in tents, three nights in huts, and two nights in hotel/motel.

We started our tour in South Iceland, and our first photography stop was Seljalandsfoss. From our camping place we did trips e.g. to Jökulsárlón lagoon and Virkisjökull. The Jökulsárlón lagoon was very interesting place: the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is calving icebergs continuously to the lagoon, where they melt and finally when they are small enough, they drift to ocean through small river. The lagoon and the nearby beach are definitely worth visiting, but they are also quite difficult places to photograph. This time the lagoon was filled with icebergs, so isolating individual icebergs was almost impossible.

Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Iceland

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Landscapes from Iceland are still coming…

Sunset near Álftavatn, Iceland

Selecting and editing the best Iceland photos has been taking longer than expected (during the 10 day tour I took over 4000 photos, and I plan to show ~100 best photos)… But the delay of couple months should not be a big problem. After all, I waited almost three years to get to Iceland! I tried to register to Daniel Bergmann‘s camping tour for summer 2008 in September 2007, but already at that time the tour for 2008 was fully booked! The Daniel’s camping tour to did not suit to my timetables during summer 2009, but this year I finally managed to participate his tour 🙂

Below are some additional samples (10 photos) of what is coming to my site within two weeks.
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My landscape photography presentation in Turku

Kallahdenniemi, Helsinki, January 2008

I will be giving a photography presentation after two weeks (18.11.) in Turun Seudun Luonnonkuvaajat (Nature photographers in Turku area). I will show my landscape photos: first the icy winter landscapes from Helsinki and then the landscapes from Iceland.

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My Iceland exhibition in Finlandia Hall on 17.10.

Sunrise in Námafjall Geothermal Area near Mývatn

Sunrise in Námafjall Geothermal Area near Mývatn

I will have one day landscape photography exhibition in Finlandia Hall on 17.10.2010 during the The Nature Photograph of the Year event (further information in Finnish). The event will be open 10:30-20, and the entrance fee for the event is 5 euros. In addition to my exhibition, you can see the best nature photographs of the year, and seven other nature photography exhibitions. You can also see several photography presentations (most of them are in Finnish, but some of them are in English, like the presentation by Jim Brandenburg), but you need to pay more (9-37 euros).

I will have 8-10 landscape prints in my Iceland exhibition. There will be four aerial photographs, they are mostly amazing river details. The rest of the landscape photos are taken during my 10 day tour into Icelandic wilderness. I participated to the landscape photography tour arranged by Daniel Bergmann. The target of this trip was to catch the various locations in the best possible light, so we were sleeping in tents and huts that allowed staying overnight near the photogenic locations. This also allowed us to be flexible with the locations and route according to variable Icelandic weather conditions. Camping is also the only alternative if you want to stay overnight in the interior of Iceland (Highland).

All of my aerial photos from Iceland are already visible in these galleries: Gallery I and Gallery II. I’m still processing the photos from the ten day tour, and they will be added to my site in few weeks.

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New galleries: Aerial Landscapes from Iceland

River Skafta / Link to Gallery I

Before my 10 day landscape photography tour into Icelandic wilderness started (I will tell you more about this tour in later blog post), I wanted to do some aerial photography. I have done earlier twice aerial photography (Helsinki and New Zealand), but on those times I had to photograph through a window. On small web sizes that does not cause any noticeable quality problems, but this time I wanted to photograph through open window. So, I needed to rent a plane where I can open a window 🙂 Luckily, through my Icelandic contact, I found such a plane and a pilot that was experienced with aerial photography.

My aerial tour started from Reykjavik, the northernmost point of this aerial tour was lake Hvítárvatn (Google maps link), easternmost point was Lake Langisjór (Google map link), and southernmost point was Vestmannaeyjar (Google map link).

Landeyjasandur / Link to Gallery II

I used two cameras and two lenses (24-70 mm and 70-200 mm). When the window was open it was rather windy, especially when I pushed partially the camera and my hands outside to capture some composition… I used aperture priority mode, the aperture was typically F4.5-F5.6 and the shutter speed was typically 1/800-1/1600 sec.

I was very lucky with the weather, there were nice clouds, and more importantly, nice shadows in many areas 🙂 Especially in Landmannalaugar area the clouds were almost perfect. I had seen spectacular pictures of river details, but still the reality surprised me. The river patterns were truly amazing.

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Landscapes from Iceland are coming…


Aerial view over Landmannalaugar, Iceland

I returned last Sunday from two week photography trip from Iceland. During next weeks I will publish several galleries from Iceland at my web site. The first gallery will be aerial photos over the South Iceland. Here are some samples what is coming 🙂

The following first three photos are aerial photos, the next ten photos are taken during 10 day tour in Iceland’s wilderness.

River Fúlakvísl

River Fúlakvísl, Iceland

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