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Iceland Photography Adventure

Landscapes

If I had to close my eyes and describe Iceland, I would speak of dark colored volcanic hills, draped with lime green mosses.  I would speak of brilliant green grasses rarely interrupted  by trees.  I would tell you about a landscape where, especially along the coast, waterfalls are in your view much of the time.  I would speak of black sand beaches and white fulmars dotting the cliff faces.  Oh, and I would mention that glaciers sometimes lurk in the clouds, often pouring out between hills.

This is a dramatic landscape.  A young landscape that is constantly changing.  A land where the changing geology and receding glaciers often rewrite the book – about how big Iceland is, about where the largest lake is, about which waterfall is highest.

And it’s a landscape that calls the photographer to celebrate it with design!

Valleys shaped by the volcano Katla©Bob Harvey, 2013

Valleys shaped by the volcano Katla
©Bob Harvey, 2013

Dramatic light©Bob Harvey, 2013

Dramatic light
©Bob Harvey, 2013

Calving glacier©Bob Harvey, 2013

Calving glacier
©Bob Harvey, 2013

A shoreline shaped by volcanic activity©Bob Harvey, 2013

A shoreline shaped by volcanic activity
©Bob Harvey, 2013

Cliffs, adorned by fulmars©Bob Harvey, 2013

Cliffs, adorned by fulmars
©Bob Harvey, 2013

Craters of the Laki eruption©Bob Harvey, 2013

Craters of the Laki eruption
©Bob Harvey, 2013

A hidden crater lake©Bob Harvey, 2013

A hidden crater lake
©Bob Harvey, 2013

Waterfalls and lupines©Bob Harvey, 2013

Waterfall and lupines
©Bob Harvey, 2013

Abrupt cliffs reveal the volcanic heritage©Bob Harvey, 2013

Abrupt cliffs reveal the volcanic heritage
©Bob Harvey, 2013

 

 

I could go on and on….

But it’s time I worked up a few images of wildlife!  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iguazu Falls Photography Adventure

One of the fun parts of waterfall photography is the brink itself.  Water throws itself over the edge – the behavior is much the same whether the falls is 15 feet or several hundred feet.  Here at Iguazu Falls, there are several opportunities to witness the brink – and sometimes to combine it with other falls or even rainbows!

There is amazing action at the brink - I wish everyone could see these images full sized to really appreciate the detail!© 2013 Bob Harvey

There is amazing action at the brink – I wish everyone could see these images full sized to really appreciate the detail!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking down 100 feet to the next brink below!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking down 100 feet to the next brink below!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Stop the action and it is quite dramatic!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Stop the action and it is quite dramatic!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Maybe the water is afraid of the fall - and is doing everything it can to stay on top!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Maybe the water is afraid of the fall – and is doing everything it can to stay on top!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Line up a rainbow, and it looks like another world!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Line up a rainbow, and it looks like another world!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

The rainbows even wrap around the brink!© 2013 Bob Harvey

The rainbows even wrap around the brink!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Everything in this post was captured at a very high shutter speed.  Some of the exposures simply would not have been possible before the advent of 14 bit cameras that enabled better noise management.  This is an amazing time to be exploring the planet with a camera!  Bob

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