Jölkusárlón Ice Beach is one of the special locations that was on my "must" see list when I traveled to Iceland this past June. Located along the Southeast coast, the ice beach is located adjacent to the Jölkusárlón Ice Lagoon. Ice calving off of glaciers in Vatnajökull National Park enters the lagoon, and slowly over time, moves out into the ocean. The waves batter the ice and bring chunks up onto the black sand beach. In the image below, large chunks of ice in various hues of blue-green, drift ever so slowly towards the ocean.
Goðafoss literally translates in Icelandic to "waterfall of the gods" and is located in the Northeastern part of Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters, and along a horseshoe shaped curve over a width of 30 meters. The waterfall can be accessed from both sides and there are several trails to the rivers edge, however these are fairly steep and one should exercise caution while navigating to the bottom.
Hi everyone. On a recent trip to Iceland, I was able to spend a few days in Reykjavik, and used the opportunity to photograph the Harpa. The Harpa is Iceland's performing arts center and is located by the old harbor between Reykjavík city center and the North Atlantic. The design was influenced by Iceland‘s exceptional and dramatic nature. The building was designed by Henning Architects and the glass facade was designed by renowned visual artist Olafur Eliasson.
Hi everyone. I am back from a much anticipated trip to Iceland and, as is always the case with such photographic endeavors, I am in the process of cataloging and processing all of the images. On this trip of nine days with my friends Colby Brown and Peyton, we came close to circumnavigating the island via the Iceland Ring Road. In that time I managed to shoot over 2700 exposures, which included location specific images as well as various exposure or focus brackets. Of all of the more iconic locations we visited, including Kirkjúfell, Jökulsárlón, Vik, and Bú∂ir, and of course a myriad of waterfalls, none captured my heart as much as Vestrahorn.
Hi everyone. I have just returned from a ten-day trip to Iceland, traveling with Colby Brown and Peyton Hale. I have quite a few images to share from this trip ranging from some of the iconic locations to architecture, and even the Icelandic Horses. A lot of this trip is still sinking in as I continue to ponder the sheer beauty of Iceland.
In the countless images I have made here this is the first time I have crawled out to this perch above the canyon to make an image. It is certainly not hard to get here but I often spend more time inside the gorge and forget to take advantage of the myriad other views. It is easy to get pulled into the short view with all of its details but sometimes getting up higher and taking the long view can achieve great results. There is probably a lesson in there somewhere.