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February 20th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Tim Williams

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Aquamarine by Tim Williams
Tim Williams’ striking image from an ice beach in Iceland is today’s Photo Of The Day. Williams submitted this image to the Snow & Ice Assignment.
December 29th, 2013

My Best Photos of 2013

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Tetons Mountains Wyoming Jackson Summer by Jay Goodrich
My Best Photos of 2013 began with a look at 56,721 selects from this past year. I think it is safe to say that I shot a LOT of photos in the past 12 months. Out of those selects I narrowed my image selection down to 100, had my wife further refine the collection down …
December 18th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Aurora Borealis over Glacier Lagoon’ by Jarrod Castaing – Jökulsárlón Lake, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Bulb long timed exposure of aurora borealis over Jökulsárlón lake along Iceland's south coast colors
Iceland in winter is a photographers dream. The sun rises around 11.30am and only gets high enough for the light to change from pink to gold before setting just 4 hours later. A back-to-back sunrise and sunset. What about the other 20 hours? Well, it’s dark, cold and not a bad time to hunt the …
November 26th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Sheep herding, Iceland’ by Layne Kennedy – Eastern Iceland

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Tilt shift effect applied in Photoshop CS6 to a sheep herding shot captured in Eastern Iceland by Layne Kennedy rural countryside
Iceland can be one of the most intoxicating places on the planet for visual artists. And, it can also be one of the most challenging. I’ve shot numerous assignments in Iceland and was at that point where putting a book together was bouncing around inside my head. I had returned to Iceland in the Fall …
October 30th, 2013

Wonders of Iceland: Brúarfoss

Posted By Ian Plant
"Heart of Blue" - Brúarfoss, Iceland
Iceland has plenty of magnificent jaw-dropping scenery, but as is often the case, I found myself drawn to some of its more subtle landscapes. Brúarfoss is a small but beautiful waterfall in southwestern Iceland, its churning waters stained a rich aqua blue by glacial silt. I made three visits to Brúarfoss during my two week …
October 18th, 2013

Wonders of Iceland: The Puffins of Dyrhólaey

Posted By Ian Plant
"Flight of Whimsy" - Dyrhólaey, Iceland
Dyrhólaey is a promontory reaching out into the ocean on the south coast of Iceland, near the town of Vik. The cliffs of Dyrhólaey stand almost 400 feet high, and include an enormous sea arch and numerous nearby rock pillars and sea stacks. Many nesting birds make Dyrhólaey their summer home, including fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, …
October 2nd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Storm Approaching Farmhouse Near Búðardalur’ by Ben Cowden – Vestfjarðavegur 60, Iceland

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Stitched Panorama of three exposures taken in Iceland off of the highway storms clouds
View a larger version of this image here. While my main photographic pursuit consists of headshot and portrait work, I still enjoy making a go of shooting landscapes and nature scenes when I have the opportunity. Now, if you’ve ever been to Iceland, you’ll know that saying there are opportunities to create fascinating nature and …
September 23rd, 2013

Wonders of Iceland: Jökulsárlón

Posted By Ian Plant
"Fire and Ice" - Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. —”Fire and Ice” by …
September 10th, 2013

Wonders of Iceland: Dettifoss

Posted By Ian Plant
"Dettifoss by Twilight" - Iceland
(© Ian Plant) It seems that Iceland has a large waterfall around every bend, but one clearly stands out from the rest—Dettifoss, located in Vatnajökull National Park in northeast Iceland, is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Standing above the falls, looking down into the churning abyss below, this is not hard to believe. These …
September 9th, 2013

6 Tips for Beating Bad Weather

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) I recently spent two weeks in Iceland—which should probably have been named Rainland instead—with entirely predictable results. Yep, I got rained on . . . a lot. The sun didn’t often peek through the clouds, and appearances were typically fleeting. Needless to say, my trip was less than 100% productive. Of course, …