Iceland - From the highlands to the South coast

You can find some Iceland blogposts down below.

Epic light

Sometimes I see a picture and get an idea for a new blogpost. This one was kicked off by the Addo Elephant Park. I flipped through my Lightroom gallery and looked for some "epic light" shots. Hope you like this little collection and let me know if anything looks familiar to you.

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My best guided tours

Climbing Ayers Rock, Australia, August 2001

You can easily see that these pictures at the start of my list are the oldest. They are film and diapositives from 2001 in Australia. We spent six weeks down under in Australia and New Zealand with a field trip from university and kicked it off with the red centre before joining the group. We climbed Ayers Rock (or "Uluru" as the Aborigines call it) on an early and very windy morning. Afterwards the sun came out and we circled the famous Australian inselberg. A stunning place to stand on top off and the first example for my best guided tours.

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My Top Ten beaches (so far)

Looking through photo collections brings up some new ideas for blogposts. I flipped through my beaches collection and decided to show you my top ten beaches that I have been to so far. Check if anything looks familiar to you and let me know in the comments below.

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Top Ten Night Photography

Copenhagen, Denmark

I started my photography year of 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark in January. After a day full of work I found some time to spent in Nyhavn, the old harbour of Copenhagen. I did some long exposure and it was very, very cold. Quite liked the result of the smooth water in Nyhavn in this pic. Find our more about my "At night" work. If you are interested in some more Copenhagen images click here.

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Top Ten Iceland pictures

I chose my Top Ten pictures every year and thought about my Top Ten Iceland pictures of my 2016 trip. This week I collected my very best shots and share their story. If you want to see more of this check my Iceland Gallery.

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Icelandic waterfalls

September 2016, Iceland: I was on a 4x4 road trip in Iceland for 10 days. We spent time in the South and the highlands of this beautiful country. I was especially looking forward to shooting waterfalls in remote locations. Waterfalls that are not a stop for busses full of tourists. We found quite some of these as well as some obvious touristy ones. With the latter it is hard to find your composition without people. With the others you can spend on hour photographing without anybody disturbing you. This is what we did. I made extensive use of my new tripod, L-bracked and ND filters to get the blurry look of the water. I would like to share my most relevant shots with you with this blogpost. If you interested in the rest of my Iceland highlands click here.

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Top Ten 2016

Welcome to my 2016 highlights! Each year I collect my top ten shots and this is what I came up with in 2016. Hope you enjoy!

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Þórsmörk - One of my most epic landscape shots

I regularly browse the internet for locations that I plan to visit and so did I for Iceland in September 2016. I found some stunning pictures of a valley with a free floating river called Þórsmörk. And here I finally was. At the end of our 10 day trip after an hour hike in the rain before sunset I was on the peak. Since it was cloudy and I had hardly any light, but rain and wind I already started my way back. I felt disappointed and then I saw a tiny bit of blue sky in the dense cloud cover. "When the weather is not good in Iceland, wait for 10 minutes", I remembered. And so I did.

 

The picture shows what happened after 10 min. It gave me a more than satisfied and grateful mood for my descend!

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Hjörleifshöfði - Unspeakably raw

September 2016, Iceland: I was on a 4x4 road trip in Iceland for 10 days. We spent time in the South and the highlands of this beautiful country. On our way to the village of Vik i Myrdal we stopped at Hjörleifshöfði. An unspeakable location for most Europeans and an incredibly raw place as well. Just turn left from the N1 ring road on your way to Vik. It is located about 15 km ahead of the village. if you don't have a 4x4 these photos indicate where your journey ends.

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Reynisfjara black beach

My last trip to Iceland was almost a year ago. Meanwhile, I published quite some Iceland blogposts that you can find here (at the bottom of the page). What I did not post as of today is my pictures and thoughts of one of the most beautiful spots: Reynisfjara black beach. So here it finally is. Take your time to review and let me know your opinion.

 

September 2016, Iceland: I was on a 4x4 road trip in Iceland for 10 days. We spent half of hour time in the highlands, the rest at the coast near the ring road. After our turning point Höfn we were slowly going westwards again and stopped at Vik i Myrdal for one night to enjoy the local beauty. Vik is mainly about three spots: the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, the black beach of Reynisfjara and Dyrholaey - a cliff with a hole.

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