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The 9th DLR Photography Competition, Arnarstapi and other stories..

The 9th Digital Lightroom Competition launched a few weeks ago.  Otto Von Munchow kindly came up with a theme for the competition and will be judging the shortlist.  The theme is Blowing in the Wind and the prize is Topaz Lab’s Complete Collection.  An amazing prize and an interesting theme to work with.  Over the holidays why not get out with the camera with this theme in mind or perhaps dig through the archives?  Entry is easy and free.  You can find all the details on the Digital Lightroom website.  Good luck! :-)

These pictures, along with the pictures in the last two posts, were all taken on the same day over about 4 hours.  The days are short in Iceland this time of year but I’ve never worked so hard as a photographer.  The conditions were just perfect and I was determined to make the most of them.

Landscape photography is all about the way light plays on the landscape.  The right light is something we can’t rely on. Having just spent a week in the west of Cornwall faced with flat grey skies for most of the week, finding inspiration can be hard and although, when we set out with a camera there is always a photograph to be found somewhere, it might not be the photograph we set out to take.  This subject was discussed very eloquently recently on i-Sighting, an excellent blog that always contains useful information, tips and advice on all things photography. As Andy pointed out in the post, we should always have a plan B but when Plan A comes together, we really do have to make the most of it. I was exhausted by the end of the afternoon but I had an awful lot of pictures to work with.  I hope you enjoy this selection..

Rainbow, Open Road, Arnarstapi, Iceland35mm f/4.5 1/320 sec. ISO-100

spaceThe Open Road, Snæfellsnes, Iceland52mm f/11 1/320 sec. ISO-100

spaceArnarstapi, Snæfellsnes, Iceland24mm f/4.5 1/60 sec. ISO-100

spaceArnastapi Harbour, Snæfellsnes, Iceland24mm f/11 1/25 sec. ISO-100

spaceSnæfellsnes, Iceland24mm f/11 1/4 sec. ISO-100

spaceMalarif, Snæfellsnes, Iceland32mm f/11 1/8 sec. ISO-100

spaceRoad from Arnarstapi, Snæfellsnes, Iceland26mm f/11 1/6 sec. ISO-100

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