Seriously, I would say that I have a certain understanding about photography in the mountains, as I’m always there and no matter what the weather conditions are. But to make shots at the sea … really I had no idea how to make such a shot like the one here as I’m living in Switzerland he he he. And more how dangerous those ice blocks were as they were moving when the waves came. But luckily we had two excellent landscape photographers guiding us (Enrico Fossati and Javier de la Torre). Ha ha ha … it was really funny to be there at the beach trying to capture the right moment and hearing both guides screaming at us from behind like … „You must go forward! … heyyyy!!! … more into the water! … wait … wait … let the wave overpass you … and now shoot, shoot and shoot!!! … Not so close to the ice blocks … it’s too dangerous damn!!!“. What a highlight that morning! I had to laugh all the time … how crazy and funny that morning was at the beach. And I have to thank both guides for the effort they put into us all the time.
Oh man! It was a very cool and special day with a small hike of one hour on the Vatnajökull glacier and the visit of some ice caves. I had no idea that the visit of the caves wold be so impressive. I fell in love with such places here in this wonderful country he he he. And I must confess I’m addicted … I want more ha ha ha. It was so amazing to see so many different blue and green vibrant and bright colors, but it was also so challenging to capture everything sharp from front to back and to handle the big dynamic range with the cam. What you see here is a focus stacking image (handblended) with different exposures to capture everything of the scene. As I was standing in darkness I had to handle the dark areas around me knowing that just behind me on the roof of the ice cave there was a small hole letting in some daylight. And then in the distance there were two similar holes and finally the sun shining in the cave from the entry. A very cool experience and I hope you like my image here.
Just another shot I made in the area of the Kirkjufell. Well, to be honest it was Enrico Fossati who found this spot here. It was impressive to see how he works and how he enters a new area for some special and unique views. He called me to join him and to make with this this special view. We were both lying on the ground as the underground was frozen and we had only a vague idea where the ice was thick enough to hold our both weights. And then also Javier de la Torre joined us as he wanted to make some test shots with his new lens (SigmaArt 14mm 1.8) … by the way … a monster lens. For those interested in that particular lens I recommend to follow him on Facebook as he is writing a review about his experience with that lens. Well, finally I think most of the group made the same shot from this spot he he he. But as you can see it was worth to be there the morning I made this photo. I can only repeat … what a stunning place and I hope you like my vision here.