A Day in Reykjavik, Iceland

The Icelandic coast is beautiful for sure, but the European City of Reykjavik has many treasures to be explored, the Solfar Sun Voyager sits right on the city waterfront, making the spot where Vikings claim to have discovered and claimed Iceland for their own. It’s the middle of August, hot as hell back home in […]

Review of Aurora Pro HDR

Iceland is a mysterious place of land and sea, light and dark, ice and fire. Today’s review of Aurora Pro started in February¬†2014 while walking along the coast in the town of Hofn while staying at the Hali Hotel. It was cold standing there as I watched the remnants of the sunset to the west. […]

The Elves of Iceland

They don’t always like being called Elves, some of them consider themselves Fairies. The Elves do not like to be compared to Santa’s Elves; because they are nothing like those little guys. They have been here in Iceland for many centuries, arriving long ago to protect the ancient lava fields from being destroyed or exploited […]

It’s Not About Me.

It’s Not About Me, I Know That The world doesn’t know I exist, nature doesn’t care if I am cold. No, Nature is being nature and weather is too. It reminds me of the fragility of the physical being. How much damage can happen from just Mother Nature being herself? Quite a bit if you […]

A Day at the Beach

Everyone Loves the Beach! What’s not to love? The sand, the ocean, the sky, the… gale force winds, the 3-degree wind factor. Really. How can you go wrong visiting Iceland in the winter? Darn, I forgot my bathing suit. Seriously though, I really would rather be here than almost any other. I have been visiting […]

Iceland in Winter

The Dismal City Every time I go to Iceland in the Winter, we start off in Reykjavik, the largest city in the country. It’s always dreary here, yet there’s a cosmopolitan atmosphere and an amazing array of gourmet restaurants. Yet even with the dollar as strong as it is, the prices are still high. But […]

The Orgasmic Qualities of the Neutral Density Filter

Before you go all PC on me, know that I mean it. Used the right way, a photograph with the “right” neutral density filter makes me quiver. It goes beyond a photograph, it’s actually a time lapse event all in one frame. It’s arrested sensations frozen in megapixels, oogled by many or just a few. […]

My Iceland January 2013 Portfolio is Ready.

My last day in Iceland was in one sense, my most productive in that I made one particular image that is, in my opinion, the best of my trip. REMINDER: The images in these blog pages are sketches, low resolution versions and in many cases unfinished versions of what will be in the Portfolio when […]

Stumbling Through

Sometimes you just have to stop and look. It’s hypnotic, seeing nature, the world in such a beautiful state. This photograph is really a poor substitute for what I saw, it’s just a shadow of the world… and what a world it is.   For the local people of Iceland, it’s all over their beautiful […]

Another Day at the Beach

No one except a photographer would consider today a beach day. We had the usual weather at the Black Sands Beach; low 30’s with stinging ice crystals, gusting winds to 40 MPH, you know the usual constant drizzle that keeps you soaked and spots your lens, thats what I am talk ing about. Oh my […]