Iceland

Anticipation

A photo tour in Iceland was a great experience and it made me love photography even more. It is so much more then just pointing a camera and clicking the shutter release button. It is the observation, the anticipation, feeling of the place and understanding the dynamics. It is also the constant pursuit for perfection and learning from mistakes. This is one of my favorite photographs as it is a story about a landscape photographer. It was a 3-4 sec exposure taken with 2 filters (Lee ND Grad 0,9 and Pro Glass 0,9) to capture the motion of the ocean.

Location: the ice beach near Hali in Iceland
Photographer on the picture: Skarphéðinn Þráinsson

Goðafoss

Goðafoss (waterfall of gods) in the Myvatn area. In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall.