I was going through some pictures taken in Iceland over the weekend. I’m still catching up on processing the many pictures I’ve taken there now. Looking at some pictures taken near Hvaines in East Iceland, I was very much struck by how the character of the scene changed over the course of about an hour.
The kind of conditions encountered that day were absolutely my favourite for landscape photography, sunshine and showers. These very dynamic conditions create the opportunities for variety of light, demonstrated in the photographs below. They really highlight why, as landscape photographers, we should wait for the light, waiting is good especially on days like this one. I’d be hard pushed to choose a favourite amongst these pictures which is why I guess, I’ve posted them all as a sort of demonstration. Talking of which, the photographs also demonstrate quite nicely the difference between using an ultra wide angle, wide angle and standard 35mm lens when taking shots of the same scene. My Nikkor 14-24mm really is an exceptional lens.
Incidentally, I’m really quite pleased to report that the photograph I took on the beach at Reynisfjara that I posted a little while back here, has been published on the 1x gallery website. 1x is a curated gallery of quite exceptional photography and that’s a first for me so I’m feeling really quite pleased. If you’re not familiar with the site, it’s well worth a visit. :-)