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Title: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 19:02:49
The story of a voyage to Iceland.
Presented in a day by day retrospective pictural narrative.



Day 0:
documentary only: travel nerd stuff.
Some special equipment was build for the car to store everything which one might need  for a one month camping jouney at the polar circle.



Title: Re: Island 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 29, 2016, 19:23:18
Which island is that Thomas :)
Title: Re: Island 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 19:28:06
Which island is that Thomas :)
Iceland. I corrected the title and fixed the first post.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 19:30:59
Day 1:
a 9 hours road trip from Germany to Hirtshals, Danmark.
Trees and wind turbines growing at a resting place.

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 29, 2016, 20:02:25
I love the car shots!!!
You could help Bj°rn with his trunk :D
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 20:42:19
@Jakov:  ;D

Day 2:
Hirtshals harbour and on the Ferry to Iceland.

1 - (documentary) Shooting time reference captures for every camera we brought. Very helpful when merging the captures in one library and adding gps data later on.
2 - Lighthouse at Hirtshals beach
3 - Harbour buildings
4 - jack-tar's knot
5 - curves and lines
6 - not a merlin
7 - gentlemen, start your engines
8 - leavin' Hirtshals

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Bj°rn R°rslett on October 29, 2016, 20:42:55
Love the red camera ...

Have the rear suspension been strengthened to allow the heavy(?) load ??
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Olivier on October 29, 2016, 20:48:04
This is going to be an enjoyable trip for all of us!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 21:08:56
Love the red camera ...

Have the rear suspension been strengthened to allow the heavy(?) load ??
Haha - the red one is special. It belongs to my beloved wife.
It's not that seldom that I'm longing to shoot it as it has it's qualities.

Beside the system boxes, which have an aceptable weight of their own,
it's quite light weight. Many of the boxes contain clothes suitable for the weather of the far north.
Fully loaded the car is sitting just a few millimeters lower,
no reinforcement needed. Weight distribution is good, as is driving.

The overal goal was to keep the arrangement of things stable during the trip,
especially when partly unloaded.

1 - storage shelf (documentary)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 21:11:46
This is going to be an enjoyable trip for all of us!
I hope so!
Please let me know if adjustments in the diary are envisioned - I will be trying to balance photography and side information.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 21:17:59
update for the day 2 posting - mistakingly uploaded a quite dark version of

6 - not a merlin
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2016, 21:47:55
Day 2, evening and night

1 - sun study at sea
2 - bow navigation light and antenna
3 - ship's jail
4 - deck bar at night
5 - ditto (Jakov style)


Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ěivind T°ien on October 30, 2016, 02:20:48
Love the red camera ...


And all ready for Thingvellir and nasty weather with the AW-1.    :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 30, 2016, 21:29:54
Day 3 (part 1):
A day on the seas onboard MV Norr÷na (Norroena/Norrona) (http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:181822/mmsi:231200000/vessel:NORRONA) sailing to Tˇrshavn, Faroe Islands.
The link goes to marine traffic retrieving ship, track and position information.

The route touches the Shetlands. On that occasion shooting Muckle-Flugga light is a welcome attraction for the crowd aboard.

1 - breakfast, slowing down from daily business
2 - feeling how she moves
3 - at home on the faroe islands
4 - leaving the past behind
5 - geometric studies





Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 30, 2016, 22:07:51
Homas I am fully enjoying these, can't wait for more.
Tell me how are the Faroe Islands :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Danulon on October 30, 2016, 22:29:02
Interesting route to Iceland!


I am looking forward to your travelling blog entries!


Cheers,
GŘnther
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Bj°rn R°rslett on October 30, 2016, 22:45:23
I'm feeling seasick. Looking forward to images from your destination. Iceland is a wonderful country I long to return to.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 30, 2016, 22:48:01
The Faroe in November 2014 - click (https://www.flickr.com/photos/114702672@N04/albums/72157654863353108). 
The Faroe, they are intense. Outpost islands with a sugar icing of civilisation. Nature at force. Source of weather. I'll never forget that trip.


Day 3 (part 2):

6 - light studies
7 - the mood at Muckle Flugga Light (see Muckle Flugga Light in it's function at night - click here) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/114702672@N04/15313984443/in/dateposted-public/)
8 - some of the crowd at Muckle Flugga Light
9 - the light itself
10 - Meermann
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 30, 2016, 22:55:37
I'm feeling seasick. Looking forward to images from your destination. Iceland is a wonderful country I long to return to.
Sorry Bj°rn,- tomorrow we will stop for a few hours in Tˇrshavn and get dry ground under our feet before returning to sea for the final approach.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on October 30, 2016, 22:57:28
Interesting route to Iceland!


I am looking forward to your travelling blog entries!


Cheers,
GŘnther
Interesting it is - very relaxing and bringing you right to the elements.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 31, 2016, 04:38:07
7606 is my favourite so far ... keep them coming!!!!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Hugh_3170 on October 31, 2016, 07:41:43
Great link to the route taken by your ship.  Updated in almost real time - neat.

I see that the Icelandic road system goes all around the coastal parts of the country, plus selected valleys.  Since you have your car with you, which roads do you intend to travel over and can an ordinary car navigate these roads at this time of the year (Autumn and I infer from your descriptions still warm enough to camp) or do you need a 4WD?

Safe journeys and TIA.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on October 31, 2016, 09:06:11
Greta with a travel series! Some beautiful images already ;)

Enjoy your trip!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: simato73 on October 31, 2016, 09:47:41
I'll make sure to follow the developments of this thread, it is great!
Favourites so far are the boat shots with the falcon (first version, the darker one) and the copper chimneys with the black smoke coming out.

PS Very clever customisation of the car!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 01, 2016, 11:14:02
Day 4, part 1:
Stop over in Tˇrshavn, F°royar (Faroe Islands).
A cloud cooking day with sunny moments.

1 - blue lines (click - youtube) (https://youtu.be/xZmAbjH8lGU)
2 - goal! (this take does the optical trick for me) (about the idiom (https://flic.kr/p/biz1N8), another take (https://flic.kr/p/qkgtGc), and more (https://flic.kr/y/wh8KaV))
3 - life
4 - rain drift
5 - up (origami)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 01, 2016, 11:20:15
That last roofline is nicely framed :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on November 01, 2016, 11:42:08
That last roofline is nicely framed :)

Totally agree.  I also like #6 Light Studies.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 01, 2016, 12:21:33
Thank you, Erik and Akira. I seem to find geometric elements attractive in captures.


Day 4 - part 2:

6 - down (hehe,- found another triangle)
7 - absent pedestrians scene
8 - vertical lines
9 - trostlos
10 - leavin'
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on November 01, 2016, 12:30:24
Interesting.  "Trostlos" reminds me of Moholy-Nagy.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 01, 2016, 15:03:43
#24.5 is that a house by Peter Zumtor?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 01, 2016, 15:04:39
Revisiting the thread I have to add that I enjoy: "2 - Lighthouse at Hirtshals beach" very much too ... it is so ... light and fresh
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 01, 2016, 15:50:55
#24.5 is that a house by Peter Zumtor?
Vesturkirkjan, Tˇrshavn,  Streymoy, F°royar. 1975. Not sure about the architect nor 'bout designer/builder.

Hirtshals had magic light moments whenever I've been there. Thanks!

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: John Geerts on November 01, 2016, 16:27:19
A beautiful trip and great images, Thomas.  The last one and the Lighthouse are my favo's at the moment.  Hope to see more !
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 01, 2016, 17:24:13
Thank you, John.

I'll try to keep it rolling. Need to close yesterday's gap.
Overall there are have been too many takes. Over 9000. (https://youtu.be/SiMHTK15Pik)
Still working to reduce the leen and boneless number.

Day 5 - Iceland approach.

5-1 - shadowy approach to Sey­isfj÷r­ur (the fjord)
5-2 - vale view
5-3 - vulcanic rock & erosion
5-4 - northern farm land
5-5 - arrival in Sey­isfj÷r­ur harbour
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 01, 2016, 18:15:22
An approach that will unveil beautiful photos :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: stenrasmussen on November 01, 2016, 18:41:01
This is and will be an interesting thread  :)
...and look, they have trees in Iceland!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Harald on November 01, 2016, 18:58:01
Very green. Do not like it. :D

Harlad

P.S.: Perfect weather for septembre on Iceland! You had about three or four days with rain?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 01, 2016, 19:09:47
Very green. Do not like it. :D
Harald
P.S.: Perfect weather for septembre on Iceland! You had about three or four days with rain?
About 2 rainy days only. Very comfortable.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 01, 2016, 20:53:57
Thomas - very interesting series! The last landscape series is my favorite - looking forward to more.

Curious about how much time the entire boat trip takes? - Hirtshals to Tˇrshavn alone is about 35-40 hrs?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: PeterN on November 01, 2016, 21:14:29
Wonderful, Thomas. Visiting Iceland is on my bucket list so I am throughly enjoying your series.
Thaanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on November 01, 2016, 21:14:57
Thomas, love the first image in the latest post!  The green shades on the mountain look beautiful, although I have no idea how to pronounce its name.  :D
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2016, 00:03:20
Thomas - very interesting series! The last landscape series is my favorite - looking forward to more.
Curious about how much time the entire boat trip takes? - Hirtshals to Tˇrshavn alone is about 35-40 hrs?
We think outbound and inbound travel belongs to the vacation and why not make it as interesting and relaxing as possible?
This ferry offers both - I think it's the only one out on the northern Atlantic ocean.

The timetable for 27.08-28.10 2016 was:

All times local time (take care about time zones and summer time)
Hirtshals: UTC+1 / daylight savings (+1)
Faroe: UTC+0 / daylight savings (+1)
Iceland: UTC+0 / no daylight savings (+0)

We had a 4 hrs delay in Tˇrshavn due to heavy weather.

week dayportarrivaldeparture
saturdayHirtshals-15:00
sundayat seaat seaat sea
mondayTˇrshavn05:0014:00
tuesdaySey­isfj÷r­ur09:00-

Please see the Smyril Line sailing schedule for further information - click. (http://www.smyrilline.com/sailing-schedule)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2016, 00:21:43
Frank - thanks!
John - working on it. I'm only a little ahead in sorting and processing. Seems I need to improve my 'trash it' habit for lesser captures.
Sten- they really do. It suprised us a little. Will show some later.
Jakov - I hope that I'll deliver on the expectations.
Harald - well, in that sense: it wasn't worth it  :P ;) ;D
Lars - thank you.
Peter - sure, you are welcome. Keep my posting mood up. So much time needed for post travel picture sorting.
Akira - thanks. The name is of the fjord we have been sailing into and is shared by the little harbour town at it's end.
I've heard it in many different ways, perhaps as many as people from different countries were on the ship.

Thank's all for looking and especially for commenting!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 02, 2016, 02:34:40
The #33 set evokes in my the feeling of a place where fairies, elves and trolls must certainly feel at home. You captured the magic of the place...

Human forms seem to be very small compared to the mighty artifacts of nature. I wonder if that reflects in the way people in Iceland see themselves?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2016, 22:42:45
Frank, that first impression comes to life whe you get there. I just let it flow ...

Day 6 - part 1.
 
The general thought: driving around Iceland against the clock while following road No 1. Leave it for gravel roads.
Mountain passes. Small coast villages. Outskirts. Waterfalls. Hot springs. Beaches. Hiking. Visit the west fjords. Lovely valleys. Have a stop in Reykjavik.
See the golden circle.

Road day - road pics. Very bright day.

6 - 1 here we come
6 - 2 view from Hellishei­i
6 - 3 up it goes
6 - 4 Route 917 via Hellishei­i (https://flic.kr/p/NARYHz)
6 - 5 north view from the pass
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 03, 2016, 00:27:21
Looks like you have good conditions regarding the weather! Nice ;) Although wind is difficult to see on images from Iceland,,,

Great travel / Explorer images! Almost like being back :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 03, 2016, 02:57:38
I want to go there. Phantastic light and color play. Touches me. Wow. What a place!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: John Geerts on November 03, 2016, 09:58:29
Great landschapes,  like the colours in '6 - 1 here we come'  from sweet green to sweet yellow, a bit of a Spring feeling.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 03, 2016, 20:12:04
Thank you, Frank, Erik and John.


Day 6 - part 2:
Afternoon and evening, which surprized us with nice, smoother light and new landscapes.

6 - 6 a rock is a rock
6 - 7 look down if you can
6 - 8 a bay
6 - 9 Fuchur kissing Great A'Tuin
6 - 10 evening scene at Vopnafj÷r­ur (another is here - click) (https://flic.kr/p/NybaQd)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 05, 2016, 16:43:22
Day 7 - part 1

A hiking day. Island has lots of opportunities.

7 - 1 Fuglabjargarnes
There is a lot of drift wood on this coast.
7 - 2 leave the vehicles on the car parking (cycles allowed)
One is happy if there is parking close to where you'd expect it to be.
7 - 3 Wollgrass (Eriophorum)
7 - 4 infinite flow
7 - 5 fall





 



Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 05, 2016, 21:44:48
My favorite is: 10 evening scene at Vopnafj÷r­ur
Iceland is one of my favorites places on the planet.
You took me for a ride with your photos, thanks.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on November 05, 2016, 22:40:56
My favorite is: 10 evening scene at Vopnafj÷r­ur

Me, too!  Fantastic color!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 05, 2016, 23:12:14
10 it is this round ;)

Iceland is so nicely different in many aspects nature-wise rough and hard mostly - The Black beaches are one of my preferred specialties,,,
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Hugh_3170 on November 06, 2016, 01:17:05
Thomas, I must say that I am enjoying your trip immensely.  Thank you for sharing it with us.  The place names and route numbers you cite are great, as I can crank up Google maps and see where you have been.  Good stuff!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 12:05:33
My favorite is: 10 evening scene at Vopnafj÷r­ur
Iceland is one of my favorites places on the planet.
You took me for a ride with your photos, thanks.
Jakov, thank you. That evening was nice and I'll show some of another later on.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 12:07:15
Me, too!  Fantastic color!
:D Glad you like it.

10 it is this round ;)

Iceland is so nicely different in many aspects nature-wise rough and hard mostly - The Black beaches are one of my preferred specialties,,,
There are some to come. Thanks Erik.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 12:11:31
Jakov, thank you. That evening was nice and I'll show some of another later on.
Thank you, Hugh. I enjoy it again selecting the pictures for this thread.

For exif information including GPS quick access to Google Maps I use the exif viewer plugin. Very helpful.
Just hover the mouse pointer over a picture, if it contains suitable EXIF information hit the little red [GPS].

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 06, 2016, 14:02:30
Land of ice & fire ... now we know it is also a land of meadows & water!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Chris Dees on November 06, 2016, 15:16:04
Beautiful images Thomas. Iceland is one of my favorite destinations and I want to go back.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 20:16:32
Beautiful images Thomas. Iceland is one of my favorite destinations and I want to go back.
Thanks, Chris. I now know it is well worth going back. It quickly made it to the list.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: John Geerts on November 06, 2016, 21:08:05
Great series, Thomas.  I echo the others with the atmospheric  'Vopnafj÷r­ur'  scene.  Must be a joy to visit Island. 
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ColinM on November 06, 2016, 21:26:44
This series just keeps on getting better Thomas.

I want to go there. Phantastic light and color play. Touches me. Wow. What a place!

I was lucky enough to go there for 4 days in May Frank.
It was very much a tourist trip (e.g. Coach trips, rather than having a self-drive hire car) and we saw barely 25% of the island's coastline. But I really enjoyed it.

If I could afford to, I would go there for a couple of weeks and try to get one or two trips by light airplane or helicopter (much of the inner landscape isn't very accessible on 4 wheels, plus I'd love to see some real lava!)

Some of my humble efforts can be seen here
http://www.pbase.com/celidh/iceland&page=all
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 21:47:06
Day 7 - part 2

The black sand beach and some rock.

7 - 6 bonsai art
7 - 7 double bubbles
7 - 8 old driftwood
7 - 9 now terraforming
7 - 10 erosion
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 06, 2016, 21:50:09
That is Iceland! Love the black beaches there - Well done :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 21:56:22
This series just keeps on getting better Thomas.

I was lucky enough to go there for 4 days in May Frank.
It was very much a tourist trip (e.g. Coach trips, rather than having a self-drive hire car) and we saw barely 25% of the island's coastline. But I really enjoyed it.

If I could afford to, I would go there for a couple of weeks and try to get one or two trips by light airplane or helicopter (much of the inner landscape isn't very accessible on 4 wheels, plus I'd love to see some real lava!)

Some of my humble efforts can be seen here
http://www.pbase.com/celidh/iceland&page=all

Thank you, Colin. It seems you've seen some beautiful places.
I like the tractor road sign. Compared to what we know from home it's one of the conspicious signs and I missed to take a snap.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 06, 2016, 22:10:00
That is Iceland! Love the black beaches there - Well done :)
Erik, thanks!
We spend an extended period of time there - it was our first black beach. Marveallous.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: RobOK on November 07, 2016, 01:54:44
I coincidentally saw another gallery of Iceland shots, all these photos are enlightening!

http://journal.peakdesign.com/ring-roadie

Note that some of the shots have Peak Design products, if that is a problem please don't follow the link. But the images are stunning.

Looking forward to seeing more in this thread!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Hugh_3170 on November 07, 2016, 04:41:03
Many thanks Thomas for the "heads up" re your GPS data.  My Exif viewer is picking it up OK and linking it to my maps viewer.


Thank you, Hugh. I enjoy it again selecting the pictures for this thread.

For exif information including GPS quick access to Google Maps I use the exif viewer plugin. Very helpful.
Just hover the mouse pointer over a picture, if it contains suitable EXIF information hit the little red [GPS].
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 08, 2016, 20:44:13
well, ok, still 104 captures left for day 8. My personal goal is to keep no more than 100.
Will trash another 4 while posting.
I promise  8) ::)

Day 8 - part 1.

8 - 1 what a day
8 - 2 @home in Vopnafj÷r­ur
8 - 3 red & white
8 - 4 hello?
8 - 5 gone
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Harald on November 08, 2016, 22:18:20
I don't like it! (Need to Go there. Or Back to Finland! :) )

Harald
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 09, 2016, 00:47:39
I don't like it! (Need to Go there. Or Back to Finland! :) )
Harald
Haha,- that's going to be a running gag until you'll visit Iceland yourself.

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 09, 2016, 21:01:40
day 8 - part 2

8 - 6 crystal blue
8 - 7 winding road
8 - 8 sitting oyster
8 - 9 J÷kulsß ß Fj÷llum
8 - 10 rock & fall - ┴sbyrgi Canyon

J÷kulsß ß Fj÷llum is the second longest glacial river in Iceland.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 10, 2016, 09:23:13
8 - 6 crystal blue

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 10, 2016, 10:28:50
8-6 indeed but also the last one 8-10 has some graphical elements that are strong and interesting, but I'm not so keen on the out of focus foreground here,,,
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 10, 2016, 20:20:45
8 - 6 crystal blue
Thanks Jakov - one of my own favs as well.

8-6 indeed but also the last one 8-10 has some graphical elements that are strong and interesting, but I'm not so keen on the out of focus foreground here,,,
Erik, you are pointing to something I missed. Only the graphics were seeking in for me at the time of capture. Still I like the shot a lot.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 10, 2016, 20:25:37
Rainy day. Supposed to be a hiking day but spent in H˙savÝk instead. Exploring the town and the whale museum.

Day 9 - part 1

9 - 1 hydrant
9 - 2 around
9 - 3 open
9 - 4 playing big
9 - 5 drum

H˙savÝk and the whale museum are worth a visit.







Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: stenrasmussen on November 10, 2016, 20:52:21
More great photos. I like J÷kulsß ß Fjńllum (which, if I read it correctly, means the river from the glacier in the mountains).
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 10, 2016, 20:54:43
I love the "Walls of Mordor" #8269
I love the "Handax in the Water" #0224
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 10, 2016, 21:09:32
More great photos. I like J÷kulsß ß Fjńllum (which, if I read it correctly, means the river from the glacier in the mountains).
Thanks, Sten. Supposedly right - the river runs down from Vatnaj÷kull Glacier, making 3 famous waterfalls on it's way:  Selfoss, Dettifoss, and Hafragilsfoss.
Dettifoss is considered the most powerfull fall in Europe.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 10, 2016, 21:40:37
I love the "Walls of Mordor" #8269
I love the "Handax in the Water" #0224
Frank, I like them titles ... 

Heres some stuff for the coloric receptors.

Day 9 - part 2

9 - 6 promising fire
9 - 7 road to paradise
9 - 8 yellow soaked
9 - 9 bay bridge
9 - 10 rote zuckerwatte


Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 10, 2016, 22:29:15
Great series, Thomas.  I echo the others with the atmospheric  'Vopnafj÷r­ur'  scene.  Must be a joy to visit Island.
Oh, yes, it is. Thanks, John!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 11, 2016, 11:58:15
The day 9 evening shots are super :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 11, 2016, 12:23:30
Very nice captures!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: golunvolo on November 11, 2016, 12:26:06
 :-[ I can┤t believe I have missed this thread this long...

   To late to comment or pinpoint on many many images I really enjoyed. Thanks for the trip.

   The variety is fenomenal and your attention to detail.


    Now I have to go to Japan and Iceland!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 12, 2016, 17:53:02
:-[ I can┤t believe I have missed this thread this long...

   To late to comment or pinpoint on many many images I really enjoyed. Thanks for the trip.

   The variety is fenomenal and your attention to detail.

    Now I have to go to Japan and Iceland!
Haha, I'm not feeling guilty... Thank you, Paco.
It's a marveallous place to go with the typical climate challenges, which imho add to the experience.
Feel free to comment on any picture - one reason for the numbering schema is to identify them easily later on.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 12, 2016, 18:31:10
A sunny hiking day at ┴sbyrgi canyon.

Day 10 - part 1

10 - 1 for photographers just add 50% of the time given
10 - 2 map of the hike options
10 - 3 A8 GPS track
10 - 4 Entrance at [23]
10 - 5 watcher at the path
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 12, 2016, 21:17:36
Day 10 - part 2

10 - 6 natural rectangle
10 - 7 landscape
10 - 8 these walls are high
10 - 9 runes
10 -10 when the dark knights are gone


Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ColinM on November 12, 2016, 23:06:33
I really like the fault line in "10 - 5 watcher at the path"
It's great to be somewhere where the crust of the earth is still evolving (ok, San Andreas not withstanding)

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 14, 2016, 21:49:10
I really like the fault line in "10 - 5 watcher at the path"
It's great to be somewhere where the crust of the earth is still evolving (ok, San Andreas not withstanding)
It is, and it does feel strange sometimes. The landscape is quite different as well,- that alone would be worth travelling there.

[edit 2016-11-15]
addendum:
The graphic zig-zag line is not a geological formation, it's a path (like in the title).
Pic 1: Paths quickly get stamped through the thin layer of vegetation and soil.
Pic 2: visible on the right are 2 traces front to back where I think vegetation indicates geological fault lines

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Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on November 14, 2016, 22:05:30
Love "10-9 Runes"!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: John Geerts on November 14, 2016, 22:40:39
10-8 is very interesting. It looks like a forest. A kind of sub-tropical micro-climate?   ;)   Are the walls high by the way?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 14, 2016, 23:32:19
Hey you did some serious hiking to reach very interesting volcanic and biological sites. Wow. How much equipment did you haul on these hikes? One camera / one lens???
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 15, 2016, 20:43:04
10-8 is very interesting. It looks like a forest. A kind of sub-tropical micro-climate?   ;)   Are the walls high by the way?
Thanks, John.
The walls are up to a 100m high rising from north to south. They form a U-shaped canyon with an island of rock between the sides.
Down there the climate is advantageous and grows different type of trees.
Birch and willow I recognized and fir, pine and larch.
Protected micro climate - yes, I think so.
Sub-tropical - not so much.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 15, 2016, 20:56:02
Love "10-9 Runes"!
I hoped that capture would please someone. Thank you, Akira!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 15, 2016, 21:20:05
Hey you did some serious hiking to reach very interesting volcanic and biological sites. Wow. How much equipment did you haul on these hikes? One camera / one lens???
For hikes likes this we used touring/climbing rucksacks with approx 35l of volume.
Usually I carried a Df and 1 AW1 and additional equipment, my wife a 5300 w lens. We use them as a pool.
There is always the need for water, food and addtional clothing.

We brought a box full of lenses to Iceland, but only a few made it into the rucksack on hikes:
FX: 50mm f/1.8 AF/S
70-200mm f/2.8 AF/S II VR, the versatile 17-35mm f/2.8 and the 60mm f/2.8 AFS Macro
DX: 16-85mm 3,5-5,6 G DX,
sometimes 35mm f/1.8 DX
CX: AW 10mm f/2.8, AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-56

Tripod: Berlebach mini large with levelling

Batteries: one additional per camera, 3 SDHC 16GB (or bigger) spares.

Intersting fact is that we finally preferred the AF optics and mostly sticked to the above. Phones were engaged as well.
Compared to the D700 w battery grip the Df feels light weight.
The heavy D700 is in fact the reason why my wife was on the marked for a light versatile bodied Dx, 5100 first, 5300 now.
She started to like the not so light 16-85 though, which again adds a little weight.




Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 15, 2016, 22:24:58
a day of water bodies and vulcanic activity.
tons of spray and wind.

Day 10 - part 1

10 - 1 J÷kulsß ß Fj÷llum (w Dettifoss spray in the background)
10 - 2 like ice flowers
10 - 3 Dettifoss
10 - 4 is it loud?
10 - 5 slim fit micro climate
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: golunvolo on November 15, 2016, 23:08:12
Stunning nature, what a place and impacting images.

  Thanks for sharing!
 
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 16, 2016, 12:30:41
Super nice, some stand out

10 - 5 watcher at the path

and

10 - 2 like ice flowers
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 16, 2016, 22:10:56
You are welcome, Paco.
Thanks, Erik!

Day 10 - part 2
Be careful with your equipment: some fumes contain acid.

10 - 6 hot thin crust
10 - 7 smokey
10 - 8 that fog
10 - 9 wounded
10 - 10 photographers pain & joy (there's acid in the air)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: BEZ on November 17, 2016, 06:38:05
I am loving seeing your exiting journey unfold Thomas  ...the nuts and bolts of how you packed was interesting, and your stunning images of Iceland just get better and better.

Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 17, 2016, 12:01:04
Day 10 is the best of the lot, I agree with BEZ.
You have masterfully captured these scenes in Iceland!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 17, 2016, 18:31:34
I am loving seeing your exiting journey unfold Thomas  ...the nuts and bolts of how you packed was interesting, and your stunning images of Iceland just get better and better.
Thank you for sharing!
Very encouraging, thank you, Bez.

Day 10 is the best of the lot, I agree with BEZ.
You have masterfully captured these scenes in Iceland!
Jakov, thanks for your nice words.

I hope you'll stay tuned. There are some days to come.

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 17, 2016, 18:35:52
#95 & #98 can it get any better??? WOW!!!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 17, 2016, 19:36:33
Mřvatn area. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BDvatn)

After a freezing night the decision of the day was: walk the Hverfjall crate, a tuff ring vulcano created by an eruption some 2500 years ago.

Day 11 - part 1

11 - 1 praise the light
11 - 2 gate
11 - 3 Hverfjall flank (click for bigger version)  (https://flic.kr/p/P4VoYC)
11 - 4 the horse and the snake
11 - 5 lava and ashes, the goal of the day
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 17, 2016, 19:46:05
#95 & #98 can it get any better??? WOW!!!
Thanks Frank. The vulcanic areas stand out, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on November 17, 2016, 20:33:56
The weather is for sure with you! Enjoy! Thanks for shearing these amazing images.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: BEZ on November 18, 2016, 03:57:40
"praise the light"  oh my lord!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on November 18, 2016, 17:58:53
you show an exceptional series
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 18, 2016, 18:06:04
The weather is for sure with you! Enjoy! Thanks for shearing these amazing images.
you show an exceptional series
The weather was unexpectedly good. Especially very few rainy days, which we appreciated a lot.

Erik, Thomas, thank you!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 18, 2016, 19:34:22
Day 11 - part 2

11 - 6 the climb
11 - 7 good advice
11 - 8 looking around
11 - 9 the view
11 - 10 Hverfjall crate
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 18, 2016, 21:55:45
Day 11 - late night bonus: Aurora Borealis. What an experience. I believe most people on the site were out shooting.
I was so focused that I did not bother hauling the equipment into a darker corner. Thought the chance might pass in the meantime.

11 - 11 Northern Lights on a camping
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 19, 2016, 20:34:05
Day 12 - the weather was so so. Driving time.  Waterfall time. (fact: there are plenty in Iceland).

12 - 1 crowd at Godafoss (quite usual experience at well known sites)
12 - 2 Godafoss upper stream
12 - 3 Godafoss BW
12 - 4 Godafoss
12 - 5 Godafoss lowerstream

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 19, 2016, 20:41:58
12 - 4 Godafoss
The long exposure works magnificently!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 19, 2016, 20:53:40
12 - 4 Godafoss
The long exposure works magnificently!
Jakov, thank you.

Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 19, 2016, 21:03:25
Day 13 - driving on

13 - 1 after the rain
13 - 2 middle earth
13 - 3 directions
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 20, 2016, 17:04:44
Day 14 - more driving towards HˇlmavÝk in the west fjords.

14 - 1 church and settlement on the coast
14 - 2 stronghold
14 - 3 idea of a flag
14 - 4 spiral
14 - 5 around the fjord (doubling the route)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 20, 2016, 17:14:19
Thomas, thanks to your photos I am booking a flight to Iceland as we speak :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 20, 2016, 17:22:17
Thomas, thanks to your photos I am booking a flight to Iceland as we speak :)
Jakov, if that's the impact I'm feeling a sense of proudness. I wish you good travels and: Enjoy!

1 - walk your way (food is better over there)
2 - uuh , wait. Whut? Is it Jakov?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 20, 2016, 19:25:55
day 14 - part 2, around HˇlmavÝk

14 - 6 Listen. Do you hear the harp playing?
14 - 7 cubist natural stone face
14 - 8 beach house (https://flic.kr/p/NeJjBE)
14 - 9 play big, ě (walk by)
14 - 10 ink
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on November 21, 2016, 00:26:46
the old Nissan Patrol showns excellent what was the most important issue during the days, I was regularly there:  the width of your wheels - if you are a man it was more than 31", they had 2 chamber hoses inside to regulate the surface touching snow - I have heared it is now more restricted to go on any unprotected/natural place
Title: Labestia2
Post by: golunvolo on November 21, 2016, 13:25:08
Raw nature, details, imaginative Harp, excellent ink. This trip started great and keeps on going better.

  Thanks!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 21, 2016, 21:12:51
Raw nature, details, imaginative Harp, excellent ink. This trip started great and keeps on going better.

  Thanks!
Thank you, Paco, for leaving a friendly comment. Appreciate it :-)

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BTW: your comment comes with a strange subject line,
which can be found in the Leiden meetup thread as well (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,4381.msg68418.html#msg68418).
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Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 21, 2016, 21:40:19
Day 15, west fjords, driving in the rain. road pics and pics from the road.

15 - 1 put your snowshoes on
15 - 2 sharp road
15 - 3 rainy seascape
15 - 4 your daily fall
15 - 5 big P, welcome
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 21, 2016, 22:06:33
day 15 - part 2 move on. don't hesitate.

15 - 6 navigate
15 - 7 get it on (your speed may differ)
15 - 8 more
15 - 9 barely tolerated by the sea (how I love these roads)
15 - 10 road bound on the left - airborne to the right

15 - 10 coordiantes: ═safj÷r­ur, Iceland, 66.060793, -23.119628
 (https://www.google.de/maps/place/%C3%8Dsafj%C3%B6r%C3%B0ur,+Island/@66.0602806,-23.1211039,13.15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4f2ae03b581c4d6b:0x885684d156b309f7!8m2!3d66.0611061!4d-23.1888599)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 21, 2016, 22:09:27
What an amazing road trip!
If I go again it will probably be in the winter for some aurora shooting.
If I only had the time, I would go for a road trip, just like you and circle the island of Iceland :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 21, 2016, 22:39:01
the old Nissan Patrol showns excellent what was the most important issue during the days, I was regularly there:  the width of your wheels - if you are a man it was more than 31", they had 2 chamber hoses inside to regulate the surface touching snow - I have heared it is now more restricted to go on any unprotected/natural place
There were only few of these and mostly in rural areas.
Seeing what competent drivers did with them was impressive. These seem to be quite capable machines for a purpose.
My understanding is that you are not supposed to leave the (gravel) roads and need to stay on the marked trails in the outskirts.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 21, 2016, 22:40:14
What an amazing road trip!
If I go again it will probably be in the winter for some aurora shooting.
If I only had the time, I would go for a road trip, just like you and circle the island of Iceland :)
I would go back. It started snowing there, by the way. Winter in the north is missing on my list so far.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 23, 2016, 00:59:05
"praise the light"  oh my lord!
I know what you did last summer I read before it was edited.  ::)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: BEZ on November 23, 2016, 03:54:55
I remember what I read here before it was edited and normalized. Hehe.   8) :o  :-X

Copious amount of red wine was to blame for writing my comment  ...but I admit it was/is true  :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Mikes on November 23, 2016, 06:24:34
Great series, Thomas. You must be very disciplined and well organised to keep up your regular processing and posting whilst on your travels. Fortunately for us back home, the internet in Iceland is excellent and there are plenty of wifi hot-spots.

Your images provide a great "feel" for the ruggedness of rural Iceland. I especially like 15 - 4 (your daily fall) - so typical of the Western Fjords, which is my favourite part of Iceland. Its a pity that the highland roads are are now closed, as they are very interesting and photogenic also, especially the river crossings. I have been to Iceland twice now, and your images make me want to get back again!

Enjoy using the one-way road tunnel out of ═safj÷r­ur!

I am looking forward to your next series.

Mike.



Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 23, 2016, 17:22:25
Great series, Thomas. You must be very disciplined and well organised to keep up your regular processing and posting whilst on your travels. Fortunately for us back home, the internet in Iceland is excellent and there are plenty of wifi hot-spots.
Your images provide a great "feel" for the ruggedness of rural Iceland. I especially like 15 - 4 (your daily fall) - so typical of the Western Fjords, which is my favourite part of Iceland. Its a pity that the highland roads are are now closed, as they are very interesting and photogenic also, especially the river crossings. I have been to Iceland twice now, and your images make me want to get back again!
Enjoy using the one-way road tunnel out of ═safj÷r­ur!
I am looking forward to your next series.

Mike.

Hi Mike & all: The day by day narrative seems to work well, maybe too well indeed:
let me repeat to clarify: This is not live. I'm posting in retrospect.

That tunnel out from Isarfj÷rdur is great, comparable to some on the Faroe Islands and in Norwegian. Unfortunately I did not bring a photo back.

I hope that you'll continiue to follow 'Iceland 2016' and enjoy how the following days enroll.




Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 23, 2016, 22:06:31
Day 16 - from ═safj÷r­ur (Westfjords) towards Snaefelsnes on day 17 (Iceland in miniature)

16 - 1 ships and a high valley
16 - 2 light and shadow
16 - 3 the valleys get wider
16 - 4 Power
16 - 5 time is flying by
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 24, 2016, 08:48:11
So many amazing pictures. Thank you. 3913 is wonderful.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 24, 2016, 21:15:30
Thank's Frank. With 3913 you picked one of my own favorites.

Day 17 - on we go to Snaefelsnes. Again the weather was a pleasure.

17 - 1 coast of islands
17 - 2 failed ship
17 - 3 farmers trail
17 - 4 sleeping creature
17 - 5 split
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 25, 2016, 21:02:07
Day 17 - afternoon

17 - 6 dynamic calms
17 - 7 HrÝm■ursar playing in the sun at SnŠfellsj÷kull
17 - 8 vulcanic carvings
17 - 9 living room
17 - 10 given up
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 25, 2016, 23:01:51
Whenever I return to Thomas' thread I enjoy it so much!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on November 25, 2016, 23:06:17
Thomas, I also continue to enjoy this thread.  Appreciate your work!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 26, 2016, 00:14:17
Thank you Akira and Jakov. I enjoy a lot to look through the pictures again (and again) to select some good ones for you: It's like beeing there again.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ěivind T°ien on November 26, 2016, 00:33:36

I really keep enjoying this thread too. The colors and shapes in the third one of the last contribution is very interesting.

Could you make some comments with respect to your practical camping arrangement during the trip beyond equipment? Was it easy to find places to camp; organized camp sites (camping fees?) or "wild" camping, was there access to a minimum of needed facilities etc. ?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: HCS on November 26, 2016, 13:45:56
Thomas, I also continue to enjoy this thread.  Appreciate your work!

Count me in as well. Some great images here Thomas!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 26, 2016, 14:19:14
I really keep enjoying this thread too. The colors and shapes in the third one of the last contribution is very interesting.
Thank you, ěivind. I can use a little appreciation every now and then.
Quote from: ěivind T°ien
Could you make some comments with respect to your practical camping arrangement during the trip beyond equipment?
Sure, your are welcome.
Quote from: ěivind T°ien
Was it easy to find places to camp; organized camp sites (camping fees?), was there access to a minimum of needed facilities etc.
We were on Iceland  from September 13th to October 5th, whitch can be described as out of season time.
Once there we found that there are plenty of sites. We were told that due to travelers coming in the whole year now the opening times were adjusted.
Only in one case a campsite was closed, all others were  open or offered arrangements to accomodate the traveler.
Which could be as easy as to phone the representative or owner (some english skills and patience required)
or even easier by depositing the fee in a certain box or at a neighbor house.
Sometimes the owner came along in the morning collecting the fee.

Service level:
Sanitary was available on all sites, from quite basic to full blown including sheltered cooking and seating, washing machines and such.
Basic in my eyes is a room to wash yourself, facility to disk wash and get fresh water, toilets, and preferably a shower.
Size of the campsite varied, some were small with a capacity of hosting maybe 25 traveler tents and cars, some could take beyond a hundred.
The latter mostly at well known places and national parks.

Some places offer the wanderer/traveller access to showers and facility at a lower rate, if they do not stay.

Currency:
Icelandic Crown, ISK.
EUR:ISK average was 1:125 at the time of travel.

Fees:
Camping: Islandic crown 1000-1900 per person per night.
Some sites include the shower, some asked an extra for hot water, roughly about ISK 100 per minute.

Some rates:
1 Liter of regular fuel: about 190 ISK
1 bread (mid price): about 500 ISK
1 kg of bananas: about 400 ISK (varies, cheaper in cities)

Legal:
Quote from: ěivind T°ien
or "wild" camping,  ?
Wild camping is forbidden in national parks.
It is not allowed in most places else where.
Please refer to the official 'Public rights for visitors' publication (klick)! (http://www.ust.is/the-environment-agency-of-iceland/tourist-information/notes-for-visitors/)

I think due to the  thousands of tourists possibly not knowing their mannors this is a stressed thing.
That starts with littering, cross passing over private ground, leaving paths and disturbing or damaging nature and does not end with dine and dash (or wild camp just by the site and dash).

ěivind, does that help? Please ask if you'd like to know more.




Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 26, 2016, 14:21:02
Count me in as well. Some great images here Thomas!
Thanks Hans! Appreciate that you spend some time here.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 26, 2016, 21:57:38
Day 18 - a day long time to move on to Reykjavik. easily consumed with driving, hiking and photographing.

18 - 1 worn concrete bridge
18 - 2 cloud play
18 - 3 dimensions
18 - 4 looking back (SnŠfellsj÷kull)
18 - 5 signature mountain (SnŠfellsj÷kull)

[edit 20161210 - forgot to upload pic 3. fixed.]
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ěivind T°ien on November 26, 2016, 23:51:22
Thomas, thanks so much for the camping information! That gives a much clearer picture. The information about late/out of season camping is in particular very valuable - I have troubled with that here in Alaska when organised camp grounds closed in mid-September. I can see how there can be problems if things are not well regulated with the increasing pressure of tourists these days on a fragile nature.

I would like to add that I particularly have liked your series in that it does not only show the usual images of the "hot spots" that most photographers present, but provides a more diverse view of the nature and places.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Hugh_3170 on November 27, 2016, 00:54:47
Yes, I must agree. 

As others have said, and as I noted in an earlier post, I have enjoyed your journey immensely and have learnt a lot (for me that is) of Icelandic geography.  Thank you so much Thomas.

...............................................................
I would like to add that I particularly have liked your series in that it does not only show the usual images of the "hot spots" that most photographers present, but provides a more diverse view of the nature and places.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 27, 2016, 13:52:29
You are welcome and thanks a lot, Hugh and T°ien.

Due to popular request a few examples. campsite takes. Less photographic, more informative.
I hope that's acceptable.

camp - 1 Myvatn
HlÝ­ Fer­a■jˇnusta - Mřvatn Accommodation (http://myvatnaccommodation.is/en/)
looking down from the camping terraces.
left background: facility buildings, left foreground: office, the bright transparent building: cooking tent

camp - 2 Akureiyri - Camping site Hamrar
example of how a large site is adjusted to low seasons few travellers

camp - 3 Akureiyri - Camping site Hamrar
covered seeting

camp - 4 Hvammstangi Camping
main entrace closed for cars due to mud, sanitary facilities are small, the site has very few hedges to break the wind, good common room to sit in

camp - 5/6 Isarfjordur
excellent example of a very friendly site in a rough environment (Westfjords)

cam 6/7 City center camping in Budardalur
close to the main street (remember: in a northern small city)
pay at the guesthose (5 minutes walk)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on November 27, 2016, 14:20:01
what make this thread so extremly good and enjoyable for me, is the way you tell it, the unobstrusive visitor with "occationally elves spirit", shown in your pics, thats you respect the nature and the people over there
thanks...it is not the last time I will go through it
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 27, 2016, 14:22:24
Camping, a few more

Camp - 8 heavy winds expected, tough ground - pegs don't go in, traditional solution
Camp - 9 full service
Camp - 10 well covered by the hedge, the scene after a night with winds up to 25 m/s
(some sites are plain without hedges - that's not that comfortable in a windy environment)

Camp - 11 seeking shelter (if your tent is not up to the task in a windy night)
                  the friendly girl at the desk told all palfreys 'you can pitch up where u like'.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 27, 2016, 15:19:58
Day 18 - continiued. A spontaneous hike. Free advice: alway bring water and something to bite with you.

day 18 - 6 Roadside find. Barnaborgir hike. (spontaneous decision to take it on)
day 18 - 7 old lava stream (in an area mostly made of pumice stone)
day 18 - 8 reclaiming the fertile grounds
day 18 - 9 clouds and stones
day 18 - 10 fragile hexagone structures
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 27, 2016, 15:44:07
day 18 was spectacular. I'll extend the self set day limit of 10 pictures posted and add a few extra today.

day 18 - 11 a feast for the senses in bright autumn colors
day 18 - 12 lava and mountains
day 18 - 13 desert
day 18 - 14 grim watcher
day 18 - 15 lava field
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ěivind T°ien on November 27, 2016, 23:45:49
Thanks so much again Thomas!
This thread has now become a great resource for trip planning.
Nice tent by the way.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 27, 2016, 23:58:18
Day 18 was spectacular indeed!
You have made dozens of stunning images my friend!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 28, 2016, 20:30:04
Thanks so much again Thomas!
This thread has now become a great resource for trip planning.
Nice tent by the way.
ěivind, I can only say that you are welcome.
The tent is an evolutionary result of more than 3 decades of camping experience.
The final decision to that investment has been pushed by some gale wind experience on the Lofoten Islands with a less capable construction.
It is a truly solid tool, serving us more than well since 4 years,
Therein 3 longer tours in the northern hemispere (Iceland/Norway/Finland) which all took us north of the arctic circle.
Admittedly we still  miss but long for some winter experience.
In Iceland weather more than once we were happy to have it. Very reliable.
You seem to have an eye for quality ::) 

Day 18 was spectacular indeed!
You have made dozens of stunning images my friend!
Presenting them helps sorting out the lesser ones. Easy to live through the voyage again by that. Fun, expecially when you like them ;D
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 28, 2016, 21:23:14
Day 19 - Reykjavik. A walk around.

Pretty different feelings about the city after these days out and about.
Trying to connect by taking cacptures anyway.

day 19 - 1 street find
day 19 - 2 banal autumn
day 19 - 3 x'tremo
day 19 - 4 businesslike
day 19 - 5 serious business
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 28, 2016, 22:05:23
day 19 - Reykjavik continiued.

Appetite comes with eating, errr,- well, photos.

19 - 6 concrete Harpa
19 - 7 Flugangst? (fear of flying?)
19 - 8 hoody up
19 - 9 Offenbach ist Řberall
19 - 10 HallgrÝmskirkja
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 29, 2016, 09:35:02
That private jet shot is wonderful, like a William Turner in Airplane times...
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 29, 2016, 10:50:28
Wonderful jet picture! Makes mi lose sense of space :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 29, 2016, 21:39:15
Thank you two, Frank and Jakov.

19 - 11 there are differences (Land und Stadt)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: John Geerts on November 29, 2016, 22:10:55
Beautifull detailed Iceland -report, Thomas. A unique document, this way.   From your last days I like the plane and the church very much.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 29, 2016, 22:57:17
Beautifull detailed Iceland -report, Thomas. A unique document, this way.   From your last days I like the plane and the church very much.
Thank you, John.

19 - 12 working on the cover
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: thedutchflyer on November 29, 2016, 23:39:15

really great pictures .

thanks so much , Thomas

      :)

from Jœrgen,
looking forward to Iceland
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on November 30, 2016, 21:22:45
really great pictures .
thanks so much , Thomas
      :)
from Jťrgen, looking forward to Iceland
Thank you, Jťrgen. And you are welcome. Are you planning to go to Iceland?

19 - 13 kick it
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: thedutchflyer on November 30, 2016, 21:53:25

Hallo Thomas,

vielen Dank fŘr Deine Antwort-
pleased for your answer-

Yeahhh- our planning : visiting Iceland within the next 2-3 Years.
We hadn`t enough time for traveling the last decennia ( because of profession ),
but further on we would like to see as much as possible
from the world for the rest of our living.

Your story about Iceland is really great, with fabulous pictures!   8)
Did you publish other stories and pictures on a home page ?

greets ,
 Jťrgen
 
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on December 02, 2016, 08:00:11
Looks like the weather continues to be favourable :) Nice images!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 03, 2016, 20:04:36
Hallo Thomas,

vielen Dank fŘr Deine Antwort-
pleased for your answer-

Yeahhh- our planning : visiting Iceland within the next 2-3 Years.
We hadn`t enough time for traveling the last decennia ( because of profession ),
but further on we would like to see as much as possible
from the world for the rest of our living.

Your story about Iceland is really great, with fabulous pictures!   8)
Did you publish other stories and pictures on a home page ?

greets ,
 Jťrgen
Thank you, Jťrgen. I'm pleased that you spent the time to look at my pictures.
These are nice plans of yours. Iceland is amongst the most impressive places I have been to.
It is certainly amongst those worth going again.

I did not publish a successional travel story like this before. All new to me.
It's just that the idea exisited since I acquired a camera for travel documentation a few years ago.
If you like: there are a few more examples of my work on my flickr. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/114702672@N04/)

19 - 14 dusk approaching - fairy street art
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 03, 2016, 20:22:26
Looks like the weather continues to be favourable :) Nice images!
Very true about the weather - we have been honoured it that concern. Thank you!

19 - 15 Reykjavik night falls
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 03, 2016, 20:53:41
Day 20 - heading for the Golden Circle. All touristic hot spots.
First: visiting the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plate.

20 - 1 Ůingvellir tourists (Thingvellir National Park [click] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Eingvellir))
20 - 2 Ůingvellir tourist walk
20 - 3 river in the sun
20 - 4 crash zone
20 - 5 ancient path
 
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 04, 2016, 11:17:09
Day 20 continued. Ůingvellir (Thingvellir National Park [click] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Eingvellir))

20 - 6 rock ptarmigan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_ptarmigan) (50mm's are not ideal for birding -> 50% crop)
20 - 7 fault line
20 - 8 Thingvellir Lagoon
20 - 9 all but one
20 - 10 Iceland national anthem
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on December 04, 2016, 22:41:42
It is literally breathtaking to exprince the forces of nature up close like that,,, Nicely captured.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Andrea B. on December 05, 2016, 15:25:16
Iceland is one of the (many) places I would so love to see.
Thank you for all these wonderful fotos which I am thoroughly enjoying!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 05, 2016, 20:07:30
It is literally breathtaking to exprince the forces of nature up close like that,,, Nicely captured.
Thank you, Erik. It is. Looking at maps tells a story. The fissures are quite visible from above.

20 - 11 fissures on Thingvellir map
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: HCS on December 05, 2016, 20:14:02
Thomas, the nature shots are great, i concur with everyone before me on that.

But, #859 is just out of this world, very Thomas. Well spotted, very well executed !!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 05, 2016, 20:16:27
Iceland is one of the (many) places I would so love to see.
Thank you for all these wonderful fotos which I am thoroughly enjoying!
Thank you, Andrea. It's lovely, sometimes, and rough in other times and a lot of nature all the time. Well worth the effort going there.

20 - 12 Thingvellir Church
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 05, 2016, 20:31:50
Thomas, the nature shots are great, i concur with everyone before me on that.

But, #859 is just out of this world, very Thomas. Well spotted, very well executed !!
Thank you, Hans. I believe it's one of the signature shots of the whole series. Maybe that the plane #472 in reply #154 get's close.

20 - 13 Iceland
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 05, 2016, 20:51:58
Day 21. Geothermal and a waterfall, again. Cloudy, very cloudy. Some rain later the day.

21 - 1 be aware
21 - 2 be warned
21 - 3 microbiotic life
21 - 4 even if small it's hot
21 - 5 big hot pot
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 08, 2016, 22:54:05
21 - 6 little blue eyes
21 - 7 Strokkur
21 - 8 spectators
21 - 9 Gullfoss
21 - 10 Gullfoss downstream canyon
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: rosko on December 09, 2016, 13:35:43
Thomas, just got your thread as I was very busy in France these times. I am now taking some rest in England.

I started watching and I became engrossed, so my eyes are full of stunning images/views !

I just hope for more... :)

Francis.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 09, 2016, 19:02:40
Thomas, just got your thread as I was very busy in France these times. I am now taking some rest in England.
I started watching and I became engrossed, so my eyes are full of stunning images/views !
I just hope for more... :)
Francis.
You are welcome, Francis. And there are a few more. Hope you'll enjoy. Thank you for watching and commenting so nice and friendly.


21 - 11 one more and some background scape
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 09, 2016, 19:13:06
Day 22. Hverager­i geothermal area. A hike and a natural bath in a hot spring.
As before: some of the fumes contain acid. Take care of your equipment.

22 - 1 Is it active?
22 - 2 Yes, it is. Better stay on the path!
22 - 3 Hold your breath (just my 5c)
22 - 4 mud pot, documentary side view from the bridge
         (mud pot: is full of water, acid, minerals, heat. This one more fluid than others)
22 - 5 the bath (very relaxing)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: golunvolo on December 10, 2016, 12:36:23
Thomas, you are killing me with the quality of this images...and the trip.
 

  Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 10, 2016, 15:24:19
Thomas, you are killing me with the quality of this images...and the trip.
   Thanks! :)
:D Paco, thank you!

22 - 6 ocher well (ferruginous source)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 10, 2016, 16:49:46
Day 22 part 2 - a little study in rocks.

22 - 7 fantastic cuboids under a thin layer of vegetation
22 - 8 a man (vertical solidification)
22 - 9 longhorn skull (ferriferous arch on top)
22 - 10 diagonal cutters (about to fall)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 11, 2016, 13:04:26
Day 22 - bonus.
The Nikon 1 AW1 proved to be hard-wearing.
We were playing with it in the 38-39 Centigrades hot water without any issues.
Easy to clean afterwards.

Bathing:
The main spring brings some quite hot water, unbearable for bathing at the upper stretches.
From down there each side flow brings some cold water and the temperatur of the main stream steps a bit down.
Just find your place

22 - 11 hot spring (AW1)
22 - 12 partly submerged (AW1)
22 - 13 up view
22 - 14 down view
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 11, 2016, 14:12:36
I am confused and overwhelmed by the broadth and width of your selection. I pick the pilons warning that there is a hole in the track & the overview of the waterfalls because the ridge seems to be a repetition of the fall line
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 12, 2016, 20:37:25
I am confused and overwhelmed by the broadth and width of your selection. I pick the pilons warning that there is a hole in the track & the overview of the waterfalls because the ridge seems to be a repetition of the fall line
Thanks, Frank.
The pilons just make an example of one is different to the others (last to the back left has no ring), and they look strange in a nature environment. The artificial hole was on no concern to me, but the background cliff ties it to the day series. Not more, not less. Not the best of images, but a contrast scene one might step into while travelling Iceland.

Are you referring to the Gullfoss waterfall image (btw: foss = fall)?
You get falls in all variety. Gullfoss is more like a staircase, the main two stages in the first shot, the second showing the deep fall to the downstream.
Instead of straight on as usual it runs 90 degrees left ... remarkeable.





Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2016, 21:01:18
I was refferring to image 1072
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 12, 2016, 22:15:02
Day 23. Waterfall again, Skˇgafoss (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skˇgafoss) today.

23 - 1 illuminating Skˇgafoss' mighty spray
23 - 2 hahaha
23 - 3 rainbow worrier
23 - 4 up
23 - 5 really down
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 12, 2016, 22:15:32
I was refferring to image 1072
The very same. Gullfoss.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on December 13, 2016, 05:22:14
Thomas, your posts still keep me interested!

It is interesting to know that the shrinking lava out there forms cubic shapes instead of the shapes of the hexagonal column (columnar joint).

Also, I wonder what the red and green thingies in 22-13 (up view) and 22-14 (down view) respectively are?  The autumn color and the greenery in the warm temperature thanks to the hot water?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 13, 2016, 07:40:30
Thomas, your posts still keep me interested!

It is interesting to know that the shrinking lava out there forms cubic shapes instead of the shapes of the hexagonal column (columnar joint).

Also, I wonder what the red and green thingies in 22-13 (up view) and 22-14 (down view) respectively are?  The autumn color and the greenery in the warm temperature thanks to the hot water?
Akira,
These were the only colorful plants In the area. The red ones showing their autumn dress, the green ones living in the water, possibly fed by warmth and maybe minerals or such solved in the water. The area was covered by fading grass as of the time of the year.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on December 13, 2016, 08:31:13
Thomas, thanks for the details.  I guess that the hot water also provides the nourishing materials in addition to the warmth.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: PeterN on December 13, 2016, 09:16:56
Thomas,
I have to say it again: what a wonderful report and country. It is definitely on my wish list
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 13, 2016, 09:30:42
0183 super perspective and scale comparsion ... thumbs up .. I also like the communication of the different textures and colors here!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 15, 2016, 21:18:00
Thank you, Peter, Akira and Frank.

Here are a few more from day 23.

23 - 6 keep your eyes open
23 - 7 SE7EN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_(1995_film)) (thirteen is in the 13 thread (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,2610.msg71118.html#msg71118))
23 - 8 Skˇgß river
23 - 9 Laufskßlavar­a
23 - 10 Travellers crossing the desert of Mřrdalssandur for the first time pile stones up to make a cairn, which is supposed to bring good fortune on the journey
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Hugh_3170 on December 16, 2016, 03:52:41
For some reason I have (may be wrongly) associated Iceland with being treeless. 

Are the trees that I am seeing in some of your images native to Iceland or have they been introduced?

********************** 

Once again, thank you for your many and varied posts in this thread - I am enjoying them a lot.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 16, 2016, 08:13:37
Hugh, I believe that Iceland had forests in the past.
It consisted mostly of birch and osier and covered perhaps 60% of the surface. That was around the year 900.
Before the end of the Middle Ages north Norwegian settlers used it up and the sheep they brought finished the remains and the sprouts.
There exists an old report already stating the devastation.
See 'Reise igiennem Island' , Eggert Ëlafsson, Bjarni Pßlsson, Danmark, 1772.
Today there are initiatives, private and public, for reforestation.

23 - 11 no trees here
23 - 12 crown of the day
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 17, 2016, 17:29:29
Day 24. Eventually we reached the glacier zone in the south.


24 - 1 fire and ice
24 - 2 at the glacier tongue
24 - 3 savouring the scene (too impressed to shoot)
24 - 4 3
24 - 5 at the glacier front
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 18, 2016, 17:54:36
Still at Skaftafell Glacier.

24 - 6 black & blue
24 - 7 glacier lagoon
24 - 8 cold impact
24 - 9 en noir et blanc
24 - 10 1556 (alone in the dark)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 18, 2016, 18:34:55
Day 24 - late afternoon and evening. Skaftafjell fell into shadows as the sun went on and we moved on to the big lagoons and ice beaches.

24 - 11 la bestia
24 - 12 cold as ice
24 - 13 power lines
24 - 14 excape to the cruel sea
24 - 15 short living germs on the black beach
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on December 18, 2016, 20:19:27
Very nice ice images! The last one is really a great capture - the diamond on the black beach. Thanks!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 18, 2016, 22:00:33
Very nice ice images! The last one is really a great capture - the diamond on the black beach. Thanks!
Thank you, Erik.

24 - 16 beach chrystal for Erik
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on December 18, 2016, 22:07:00
Nice one :) Thanks
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: ColinM on December 19, 2016, 20:58:35
Great ice and precious crystals Thomas
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on December 19, 2016, 21:22:28
Beautiful captures of different phases of ice!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: golunvolo on December 19, 2016, 23:06:37
Enjoying the trip still  :)

  Black and blue" streaks a deeper cord. Love it
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 21, 2016, 22:01:10
Great ice and precious crystals Thomas
Beautiful captures of different phases of ice!
Enjoying the trip still  :)
  Black and blue" streaks a deeper cord. Love it

Thank you, Colin.
Appreciate you like them, Akira.
You are always welcome, Paco.

24 - 16 ice in the lagoon (for Colin)
24 - 17 ice in the lagoon (for Akira)
24 - 18 ice in the lagoon (for Pako)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 21, 2016, 22:58:09
Day 25. East coast. The trip is slowly turning back to it's beginning.

Part 1. Harbour and little town H÷fn.

25 - 1 out there
25 - 2 that light
25 - 3 character
25 - 4 life
25 - 5 slash
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 22, 2016, 01:35:46
Thomas, fantastic thread. Just went through the many photographs you have posted. You can easily print an entire book about Iceland!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Anirban Halder on December 22, 2016, 02:00:36
Thomas, fantastic thread. Just went through the many photographs you have posted. You can easily print an entire book about Iceland!
+1

This is one of most organized travel diary I've come across with consistent high quality and diverse images. Thank you Thomas.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: HCS on December 22, 2016, 13:16:28
What all the others say, great, great stuff.

But #1984 could be a shot straight from a movie about dooms day. What a stunner!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 22, 2016, 22:47:36
Thomas, fantastic thread. Just went through the many photographs you have posted. You can easily print an entire book about Iceland!
+1
This is one of most organized travel diary I've come across with consistent high quality and diverse images. Thank you Thomas.
What all the others say, great, great stuff.
But #1984 could be a shot straight from a movie about dooms day. What a stunner!

Jakov, it was a truly fantastic voyage. I'm still a bit overwhelmed by how many useful pictures we brought back.
You are welcome, Anirban. I'm happy that you seem to enjoy them, it makes me feel that it was worth the effort of selection and posting.
Thank you, Hans. We feel lucky enough to have saved a few of those outstanding moments which in reality disappeared as quickly as they showed up.

25 - 6 H÷fn harbour buildings and that light
25 - 7 H÷fn storage building
25 - 8 tire shop




Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 22, 2016, 23:28:01
Day 25. Second part.
Travelling up the east coast to Egilssta­ir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egilssta%C3%B0ir).
We want to spend the night there before driving down to Sey­isfj÷r­ur  (http://Sey­isfj÷r­ur)the following morning.
And enter the ferry again...


25 - 9 east coast mountain ridge
25 - 10 south view from the road
25 - 11 unstable mountain slope
25 - 12 black beach - white light
25 - 13 black beach - white wash
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 26, 2016, 23:51:33
25 - 14 the stone eggs of Merry Bay (Dj˙pivogur)
25 - 15 last night in Iceland
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Erik Lund on December 27, 2016, 15:01:59
Hope your home safely! It's been quite windy the last day or so,,,

Thank you for the images ;)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 27, 2016, 17:34:32
Popped by again, and enjoyed them all again.
Thomas, you should switch professions!
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 27, 2016, 20:08:12
Hope your home safely! It's been quite windy the last day or so,,,

Thank you for the images ;)

You are always welcome, Erik.

Popped by again, and enjoyed them all again.
Thomas, you should switch professions!

Thank you, Jakov. I appreciate your recognition.

25 - 16 nordic blues
25 - 17 odins finger variation
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on December 27, 2016, 20:19:12
Thomas, I appreciate your all these efforts to keep us informed of the interesting and fantastic places to visit in Icelend.  Hope you have enjoyed your travel.

Are the stone eggs a piece of contemporary art as a whole, or a group of monuments of some kind?
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Akira on December 27, 2016, 20:21:27
Okay, the Wikipedia is a friend (sometimes).  :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dj%C3%BApivogur
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 28, 2016, 20:34:56
Okay, the Wikipedia is a friend (sometimes).  :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dj%C3%BApivogur
Well, it is (sometimes). We truly enjoyed the trip. Thank you, Akira.

25 - 18 east coast small rural road at dusk
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 28, 2016, 21:59:50
[links included point to wikipedia]

2016 October 5th - our last day on Iceland. We spent the night in Egilssta­ir  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egilssta%C3%B0ir)and started the day with some favour shopping.
The ferry is scheduled to set sail at 8pm only. That leaves time to do some sightseeing around the lake and have one more walk.
The day will offer plenty of trees wearing autumn colored leaves and another example of Iceland weather and light surprise.

26 - 1 a last picnic (at Lagarfljˇt (also called L÷gurinn) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagarflj%C3%B3t))
26 - 2 harvested (some weather coming)
26 - 3 black sheep  (reference to the movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sheep_(2006_film)))
26 - 4 that light (dooms day)
26 - 5 wires


Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: Thomas G on December 29, 2016, 18:35:25
A walk in the woods. There are trees on Iceland.
They build up to a small forrest in this area, near Egilssta­ir (see GPS coordinates).
We appreciated the mellow autumn colours and the contrasty sky.

26 - 6 autumn yellow
26 - 7 still life
26 - 8 a little creek
26 - 9 lake view
26 - 10 wild fruit
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 29, 2016, 20:52:59
25 - 16 nordic blues
25 - 17 odins finger variation

Both of these are adorable in any respect. Thank you.
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 29, 2016, 20:54:20
I am overwhelmed again with colors and landscape impressions.
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: rosko on December 30, 2016, 00:50:17
25 - 11 unstable mountain slope

My favourite. I think it would have deserved a pano shot.
Creamy pastel colours !

I am overwhelmed again with colors and landscape impressions.

Can't express better ! ;) 8)
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: CS on December 30, 2016, 06:16:46
I got to enjoy a very nice armchair trip around Iceland. Thank you, Thomas.
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: Thomas G on December 30, 2016, 22:25:27
I am overwhelmed again with colors and landscape impressions.

Thank you, Frank. I think I understand your thougths.
This one shows how my impressions merged with landscape, colour and light:

trip thoughts - 1: land of fire
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 30, 2016, 22:53:27
My favourite. I think it would have deserved a pano shot.
Creamy pastel colours !

Can't express better ! ;) 8)
Francis, I do not have an easy answer on your panorama idea, but this may come close:

trip thoughts - 2: instable slope coast pano (from 2 captures)
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: Thomas G on December 30, 2016, 22:59:54
while this is an imperfect, slightly exagerated and wonderful version of the creamy pastel colours, closed in from a different angle:
Thank you, Francis.

trip thoughts - 3: unique soil colors
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: rosko on December 30, 2016, 23:21:29
Francis, I do not have an easy answer on your panorama idea, but this may come close:

Framing  works, nice pano, nevertheless we lost the ''creamy pastel'' character.

Land of fire : wow !

Thanks for posting, Thomas ! :)
Title: Re: Iceland 2016
Post by: Thomas G on December 30, 2016, 23:54:43
Framing  works, nice pano, nevertheless we lost the ''creamy pastel'' character.
Land of fire : wow !
We were close to miss it, then decided to stop and stayed for like an hour, taking a number of shots while the sun went down.
Got back to the car half frozen and smiling.
Unique and maybe non repeatable takes of variations of light and color.
Thanks for posting, Thomas ! :)
Your are welcome, Francis!
Here is a different rendering, less exagerated and more consistent with the first impression of the other take (in #211).
Still it is not perfectly the same scene but the same corner of Iceland, and as Elsa stated in another thread: we mostly need to live with what nature has to offer us.
There are only a few moments when all the elements match and add together perfectly - miss them and you'll find yourself in the land of compromise.
I learned to accept that travel photography inherently has a lot of that.

Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: Thomas G on January 04, 2017, 19:16:38
I got to enjoy a very nice armchair trip around Iceland. Thank you, Thomas.
You are welcome, Carl.
Have a little fun with the following:

trip thoughs - 4 sunny side up (from Reykjavik)
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-30, trip thoughts in progress)
Post by: Thomas G on January 04, 2017, 20:09:51
The evening.

Well, there is not much more to show say. We had a marveallous trip. Iceland is really a place to go to.
Just bring an open mind, time, and a camera.

Thank you all for sharing your time watching and specificly for active participation and comments,- it's pleasing, revarding and motivating!

26 - 11 in rows
26 - 12 the ferry to bring us home
26 - 13 boarding
26 - 14 on board (tax free shopping)
26 - 15 waiting for the Faroe Islands to shine up (become photogenic)
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: golunvolo on January 09, 2017, 22:09:10
We have a wonderful trip too. Thanks Thomas!
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2017, 22:29:49
Indeed.  Many thanks, Thomas !!
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: Thomas G on January 11, 2017, 21:47:20
We have a wonderful trip too. Thanks Thomas!
Indeed.  Many thanks, Thomas !!
You are welcome, Paco and John.
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: Akira on January 11, 2017, 22:37:58
So, you fully enjoyed the travel and came home safely?  Thanks for this wonderful travelogue!  Love the "unique soil colors", another nature's marvel!
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: Thomas G on January 12, 2017, 20:49:49
So, you fully enjoyed the travel and came home safely?  Thanks for this wonderful travelogue!  Love the "unique soil colors", another nature's marvel!
Oh yea,- thinking about a destination for this year.  Compliling calendars and photobooks from last years photos.
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: MFloyd on January 14, 2017, 18:03:58
I took finally the time to go over the 16 pages. Rarely seen such beautiful pictures, marvelous landscapes. Congratulations ! For your sense of color, and composition. 😊 Iceland 🇮🇸 is definitely one of my next destinations.  Do you have made an album somewhere available on internet ? I would like to forward the link to one of my children living abroad.
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (updated 2016-12-29, pics to come)
Post by: CS on January 17, 2017, 06:44:25
You are welcome, Carl.
Have a little fun with the following:

trip thoughs - 4 sunny side up (from Reykjavik)

Eggsalent, Thomas!
Title: Re: Iceland round trip 2016 (the island of Iceland circled counterclockwise)
Post by: Thomas G on January 18, 2017, 19:24:54
I took finally the time to go over the 16 pages. Rarely seen such beautiful pictures, marvelous landscapes. Congratulations ! For your sense of color, and composition. 😊 Iceland 🇮🇸 is definitely one of my next destinations.  Do you have made an album somewhere available on internet ? I would like to forward the link to one of my children living abroad.
Thank you. Sorry, unfortunately there is no public album (yet). Seem's I'm missing something.

trip thoughs - 5 SnŠfellsj÷kull panorama