Ep 96 Gina’s Epic Iceland Photography Road Trip Part 2

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When you travel around a small island on your own in a few days in search of the perfect shot, you’re going to have some stories.

Valerie grills Gina on why she went to Iceland, how she planned her shot list and reviews what she ultimately achieved. From the obligatory rugged landscapes and cascading waterfalls, Gina also reveals how she captured moody shots of disused barns, lonely clotheslines, friendly (and unfriendly) sheep, amazing street art, and her new obsession – birds.

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Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik
Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik

 

Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik
Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik

 

Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik
Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik

 

Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik
Above: Store display Fotografi Reykjavik

 

Harpa – Iceland

“Located by the old harbor between Reykjavík city center and the North Atlantic, the new Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, stands out as a unique landmark in continuous interplay with its surroundings. The design was influenced by Iceland‘s exceptional and dramatic nature. Situated on the boundary between land and sea, the building is a gleaming sculpture reflecting both sky and harbor, as well as the vibrant life of the city.” – www.iceland.is/arts-culture/music/harpa

Above: Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Above: Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

 

Above: Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason
Above: Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason

 

Above: Reykjavík city
Above: Reykjavík city

 

Above: Reykjavík city
Above: Reykjavík city

 

Above: Reykjavík city
Above: Reykjavík city

 

Above: The Blue Lagoon
Above: The Blue Lagoon

 

Above: The Blue Lagoon
Above: The Blue Lagoon

 

Above: Reykjavík city
Above: Reykjavík city

 

Above: South Coast of Iceland
Above: South Coast of Iceland

 

Above: South Coast of Iceland
Above: South Coast of Iceland

 

Above: Steve, Dave and Tony, Icelandic Sheep
Above: Steve, Dave and Tony, Icelandic Sheep

 

Above: The awesome backyard of Haukur Snorrason a photographer and pilot and also the owner of Iceland photographic tours. For more info www.phototours.is
Above: The awesome backyard of Haukur Snorrason a photographer and pilot and also the owner of Iceland photographic tours. For more info www.phototours.is

 

Above: South Coast of Iceland
Above: South Coast of Iceland

 

Above: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon South Coast of Iceland
Above: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
South Coast of Iceland

 

Above: Geese, South Coast of Iceland F2.8 1/2500th sec ISO 100 70-200mm @ 175mm
Above: Geese, South Coast of Iceland F2.8 1/2500th sec ISO 100 70-200mm @ 175mm

 

Above: Fishing village of Djúpivogur
Above: Fishing village of Djúpivogur

 

Above: Geese, South Coast of Iceland
Above: Geese, South Coast of Iceland

How I photograph fast moving birds:

Focus set to AF Servo (canon) AF Continuous (Nikon)
Long lens (200mm)
F2.8
1/1000th sec or higher

How to photograph waterfalls:

Tripod
ND filter
Overcast day is best to get maximum detail in the water
Beware of moving trees if it’s a windy day
Protect your gear from splashing water
A towel over the camera is better than rain coat
Avoid including grey skies in the shot

Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A fast shutter speed will freeze the action of moving water
Waterfall East coast of Iceland.
A fast shutter speed will freeze the action of moving water

 

Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A fast shutter speed will freeze the action of moving water
Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A fast shutter speed will freeze the action of moving water.

 

Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A slower shutter speed shows movement in the flowing water.
Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A slower shutter speed shows movement in the flowing water.

 

Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A long shutter speed will give fast flowing water a silky look.
Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A long shutter speed will give fast flowing water a silky look.

 

Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A long shutter speed will give fast flowing water a silky look.
Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A long shutter speed will give fast flowing water a silky look.

 

Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A long shutter speed will give fast flowing water a silky look.
Above: Waterfall East coast of Iceland. A long shutter speed will give fast flowing water a silky look.

 

Mountains above a road North Coast, Iceland
Above: North Coast, Iceland

 

Hut at the bottom of some mountains North Coast Iceland
Above: North Coast, Iceland

 

Gate looking out onto a snow covered mountain North Coast, Iceland
Above: North Coast, Iceland

 

horses near a barn with a mountain in the background North Coast Iceland
Above: Horses, North Coast, Iceland

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