It’s been almost 3 months since my last post…and almost 1 month since I’m back from Iceland with a group of friends. Just sharing a couple of shots I got from the 10 day trip (my trip of the year).
One of the most scenic waterfalls I’ve visited in the whole trip. We were lucky to catch this waterfall before the snow fell the following day. *I have the snow version, but I still prefer this… Still trying to fix the blue color cast from the LEE 10 stop filter*
Aurora Hunt outside the City
The only night we caught the aurora. It was only just after dinner when the aurora start to appear… It’s amazing to see the the aurora dance in the sky from horizon to horizon. A very short video of that night: Aurora Timelapse I wished I have a backup FF camera, enough to capture the whole action.. (my trusty 500D’s image quality at ISO3200 didn’t have the clarity at such ISO)
Around Guesthouse Kiljan
Well, it’s my first time seeing snow, naturally I will get excited by every little things like playing with snow, and seeing the cars and pavements, grass covered by snow. Things I’ve only seen in postcards right in front of my eyes. *Happy*
Thingvellir National Park
Another waterfall, but this time, at the Thingvellir National Park. The weather haven’t been very favorable for us during the trip, gloomy skies almost everyday. When we were at the waterfall, with the gloomy skies, I can only think of b/w at the back of my mind..
It’s really hard to shoot here… Limited by the amount of space. And not forgetting the water droplets made by the waterfall landing on the filters. And the large number of tourist walking past in front (which is the only way to get to the other side)
Glúfrafoss, waterfall in the mountain
The waterfall in the mountain. Had to get alittle wet to get in. But we left our gears outside after accessing the situration that it’s not really a scene that we can shoot without the water droplets landing on the lens/filter/etc.
Was hoping to catch some aurora that day, end up doing star trails… Key lesson learnt… Stars moves slowly at different part of the world… A whole 40mins and it didn’t move that much… A short Timelapse using the frames for the above shot: Startrail Timelapse
Pieces of ice broken off from the ice mountain washed on shore…Ice of all shapes and sizes. Really like this place. Really wished that the weather to be better than that overcast skies.
Now, after the trip and looking back, the 10 days we spent in Iceland felt really short! Just 3 days after I return to work, I’m already missing it already…. But I guess it might be many many years If I ever return to Iceland… Have quite some list in my want-to-go list…
Now to return back to reality and work hard to achieve those…