Winter Photography in Iceland

Sunset in Breiðamerkurjökull 0.5sec, f/13, ISO 100
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, Lee GND and ND filters, Heliopan CPL.

No matter where you live, the allure of travel to a locale quite different from your own is hard to resist for any  landscape photographer. And chances are, there are few places anywhere in the world as different from where you're sitting right now than Iceland. Put simply, it's a photographer's dream destination. The landscape is incredible, with pitch-black volcanic terrain, immense glaciers and towering volcanoes. And to top it off, airfare can be very reasonable and in-land travel is easy to arrange. With all this going for it, Iceland has long been on my list of places to photograph. And not long ago, I had the opportunity to explore this incredible terrain and create some memorable images.

In this four page article I'll share with you my experience of shooting with fellow photographers in Iceland, introduce you to some remarkable areas of the country to photograph and provide some behind the scenes info for two of my favorite images from the trip.

Planning ahead: season and location

The northern lights (Aurora Borealis) over Jökulsárlón lagoon 30sec, f/2.8, ISO3200
Canon 5D Mark II, Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical.
The green columns shining above the snowy landscape is a spectacle seen only when it's cold.

As with any destination, the first question my colleagues and I had to consider was which season to travel. Iceland in winter offers a completely different photographic experience than in the summer. The green, lush scenery of the warmer months is replaced by a white, cold ice-desert. Temperatures drop to a bone-chilling sub-zero degrees Fahrenheit, winds howl and conditions are tough. But for us, this was all part of the adventure and a small price to pay for the most unique shooting experience we could imagine.

That's because no other season allows you to walk on frozen lagoons right up to a huge glacier. Only during the winter season of late September through March is it safe to venture into ice caves. It's never dark enough to witness the northern lights in the summer. And from autumn through spring sunrises and sunsets are relatively short, and the light is relatively harsh during the rest of the day. It's also certainly worth mentioning that winter airfare to Iceland can be as much as 50% lower than other times of the year! Given all of this, we knew that we were headed into an icy escapade.

Dormant volcano of Öræfajökull 10sec, f/16, ISO100
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, Lee GND and ND filters, Heliopan CPL. 

The next big task was deciding which region of Iceland to visit. With only a two-week itinerary planned, we would need to concentrate on a specific area of the country to maximize the time spent shooting, versus traveling. After much research, which included consulting Icelandic photographers and friends who had visited the country, as well as looking at hundreds of published images, we concluded that southern Iceland was our best bet.

In the South you'll find glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls and beaches - all readily accessible by car. Crucially though, since Iceland is located so far north, the winter sun both rises and sets to the south, providing some very unique photographic opportunities. As a bonus, the sun maintains a low angle throughout the day, providing soft side-lighting that is great for landscape photography.

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Teosax
By Teosax (6 months ago)

Here is my experience from the workshop i was part during the last week of january 2013. I decided to post a review because i wish i had read it before spending a lot of money...of course i would have chosen a different workshop if i read some reviews (Note to self: never spend anymore a lot of money if there is no reviews about it)

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Teosax
By Teosax (6 months ago)

Cons
- if you are an avid and serious landscape photographer, that wants to shoot with the best light (twilight, sunrise and sunset ) this tour is definitely NOT for you. You will be very disappointed and frustrated like I was. You are never on location for sunrise, and very few times for sunset, it seems erez prefer to sleep or rest than take pictures during the best light of the day...
- erez during this workshop has been selfish and unprofessional, and with some of us he was very rude, disrespectful and confrontational.
-in the field while shooting, Erez and his friend were always the first to pick the best spot and stay there way too long, while everybody else had to settle for other point of view which were not the best. If you expect a workshop where you are the most important part and the leader is going to do whatever it takes to give you a great experience, FORGET IT. He is there to take picture more than you are, and he s going to take them no matter what.

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Teosax
By Teosax (6 months ago)

Pros
-Erez has been very willing to give advices about winter equipment, what to buy, and he gave us also links to where we could buy specific winter gears he was recommending
The gear he recommended was definitely top notch, especially the Viking boots, which I strongly recommend to anyone that wants to go take pictures in iceland.
Since you can stand for long periods in freezing water without getting wet or feeling cold.
Allowing to be in the best spots for framing the landscapes.
-Quick response: I sent him about 10 emails with different questions and he always answered within 24 hours
- erez and Skarpi definitely show you wonderful locations for landscapes. Some are very well known like the waterfalls or jokulsarlon, and vik, but some other are not famous and I would not have been able to find them myself, like the super jeep tour we had.

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Teosax
By Teosax (6 months ago)

Conclusions: I wish there were reviews of this workshop, so I would have understood that this was not the type of workshop I was looking for, and that I would have never get along with erez. This is the main reason I'm writing one, I want to help other people like me that really want to seek the best light, to understand what they are getting, and, moreover, people that expect to be treated with respect that there is a big chance they won't be.
If you are very passionate about photography, i can definitely recommend the experience of a good photo tour / workshop (as long as you find the right one), since (at least for me) it is very refreshing and inspirational to know people from all over the world that share the same passion as you do.

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Teosax
By Teosax (6 months ago)

Regarding Iceland tour, i would wholeheartedly recommend Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi), he organizes tours in iceland. He is a great photographer, a very nice and respectful person and he is from iceland, and knows all the best places, how to move around. My next trip to iceland i will definitely do it with him.

If you would like to know specifically more in details regarding episodes happened in the tour, just send me a private message and i will gladly share with you my experience.

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NicksPics Photography
By NicksPics Photography (6 months ago)

Any time over the year in Iceland is great for photography, it is actualy a heaven on eart for any landscape photographer. I had the pleasure of spending 10 day on this extraordinary place and one of my images of Aurora Borealis which is already published in Nationa Geographic magazine October issue page 14(readers choice) - my smallest contribution and way to say BIG thank you to this amazing place and people - Iceland!!!!
Keep shooting!!!!
www.pandevonium.com

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Five Piece
By Five Piece (Feb 17, 2013)

I was lucky enough to be able to go on this trip last month, was an incredible experience. Even though the weather was cloudy most of the time, the seas were very stormy, which made for some lovely shots. Iceland is a very photogenic place, but to get captures like Erez posted here takes much time and patience, to get the lovely skies. Thanks to all of you that attended this trip, truly a wonderful bunch of guys, it was a pleasure spending time with all of you.

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Jane Nemec
By Jane Nemec (Dec 27, 2012)

Fantastic shots. Winter in Iceland (as well as the summers) have a lot to offer for photographers. I was recently given a new photo book with images from Iceland. It's called "Two in one" and the photographer is Sverrir Björnsson. He has taken pictures of the same motive during two seasons. Quite interesting with fantastic pics. You can check his photos of Iceland here: http://twoinone.is/
This winter we have exceptional great conditions for Northern lights so I expect there will be a great amount of stunning photos to be published by many.

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primeshooter
By primeshooter (Nov 14, 2012)

Top left and centre images are out of this world!

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manolo
By manolo (Oct 10, 2012)

Simply beautiful. I'm really amazed...

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Musikboy
By Musikboy (Oct 6, 2012)

I just wanted to add to the multitude of compliments and say your work is wonderful. I love Iceland, I have been there 3 times, I am going back again this January. I will say that it's all about luck and timing, we had some horrible weather on my last trip. While the ground images were amazing, the aurora borealis never materialized, which was disappointing. I also write about my trips but more for entertainment than for instruction.

http://blog.lenstraveler18.com/category/iceland/

I should add that anyone going should make sure to stop for a hot dog at the various road side gas stations. I don't know why they are so good but I look forward to having one every time I go!

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blue skies
By blue skies (Sep 29, 2012)

Amazing landscape, great story and great shots. If this country was not already on my wish list, it would be now. Thank you!

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NTLBDuck
By NTLBDuck (Sep 26, 2012)

I was in Iceland in March and really enjoyed the stunning landscape and took lots of photos. You can see a few of them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbdphotos/sets/72157629763478352/

We aimed for realism in the photos (except the aurora shots which are processed a lot for us). So even a keen amateur can get great photos there.

Erez's are amazing and show how beautiful Iceland is.

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shahid11235
By shahid11235 (Sep 25, 2012)

Stunning!

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johnmcpherson
By johnmcpherson (Sep 24, 2012)

Beautiful, simply beautiful...

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Buchan-Grant
By Buchan-Grant (Sep 23, 2012)

Thanks for posting that brilliant set of images, its one of the best posts I've seen on DP review and it definitely makes me want to go there (although I won't be standing around in any icy streams! Your post processing is exemplary and very natural looking to me.

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Five Piece
By Five Piece (Sep 22, 2012)

Thank you so much for this excellent article and sharing your incredible images! I intended to visit Iceland this summer, but could not make it. You have convinced me that photographically winter is the way to go. Maybe see you in January?

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Erez Marom
By Erez Marom (Sep 23, 2012)

Thank you,
it would be my pleasure :)

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Luke1
By Luke1 (Sep 21, 2012)

I don't understand why so many people are talking about these photos being overedited and "unrealistic." The editing looks very tasteful and quite seamless to me. Beautiful landscapes in beautiful, soft light require some tweaking to bring out their full potential.

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George C Pappas
By George C Pappas (Sep 21, 2012)

Excellent article and images. I went to Iceland last February and agree with many of the author's conclusions. It is a truly beautiful, authentic, country with an otherworldly landscape. I captured a different perspective of Iceland - see my gallery at www.georgepappas.net/iceland.

Remember to bring a large plastic bag to cover your camera backpack for condensation protection when you go indoors. Keep your backpack or other weight on the hook of your tripod - the wind comes out of nowhere and can be very forceful. My 5DII took a spill on the beach and the lagoon with my 90mm TSE - it still worked the rest of the trip but needed a visit to Canon repair when I returned. I will definitely go again...and again..

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buzzsolo
By buzzsolo (Sep 21, 2012)

Simply beautiful. I think I found a new vacation destination! Now if I can just convince my spouse. He seems to think northern Michigan is cold enough!

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Esa Tuunanen
By Esa Tuunanen (Sep 22, 2012)

Actually Iceland can't have coldest temperatures.
Oceanic climate with location in the middle of Gulf stream prevents that and keeps usual temperatures mild especially in coastal area.

In fact when looking Wikipedia's climate charts for Marquette you have colder winter temperatures there.
Reykjavik's above freezing point average high temperatures for mid winter would be plain disappointing for my Finnish taste.

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frid
By frid (Sep 20, 2012)

Hi all

An Icelandic expat here that used to be a mountain rescue
volunteer - I liked these pictures very much.

I have to agree with Erez Marom, you better go with an
experienced guide when going in some of the rougher parts
of Iceland - especially during winter time.
They will know of visually interesting places, know the terrain,
and will also keep an eye on the weather forecast :-)

There are a few Icelandic guides that specialize in photo safari,
one I know personally is Odd Stefan, see on www.lightoniceland.com

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AVe
By AVe (Sep 20, 2012)

Marvelous pictures, thanks for the explanation of the technique.
It's not my cup of tea but the results are great. Tnx.

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Niklas Ramstedt
By Niklas Ramstedt (Sep 20, 2012)

This is awesome! If I had the money and the time, I'd join this workshop in a heartbeat.

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Cartier007
By Cartier007 (Sep 20, 2012)

Superb pictures !!! I have gone to Iceland 5 times up to now and this country continue to attract me more and more. Sylain

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yogilours
By yogilours (Sep 21, 2012)

I have the same problem. This country is so addictive, 2 times now, another trip planned in november to discoverother season.

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Jon Ragnarsson
By Jon Ragnarsson (Sep 20, 2012)

Obviously, I need to stop giving away my phtoosafari guiding for fun, and start to charge. :P

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toni2
By toni2 (Sep 20, 2012)

Superb photos! Congratulations!! :)

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increments
By increments (Sep 20, 2012)

Great article, even had some beautiful HDR photos!

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Felipe Rodríguez
By Felipe Rodríguez (Sep 20, 2012)

Gorgeus!

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miles green
By miles green (Sep 20, 2012)

Superb photography and article!
But Gunnlaugur makes me wonder what the other side of iceland looks like...
Thanks Erez and dpreview!

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nickthetasmaniac
By nickthetasmaniac (Sep 20, 2012)

Iceland looks simply stunning for hiking and photography. Pity it's about as far as you can physically go from Tasmania :)

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photo nuts
By photo nuts (Sep 20, 2012)

Lovely images. The low sun rays enhance the scenes immeasurably. Will try to get there one day. :)

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Somu1
By Somu1 (Sep 20, 2012)

Beautiful images! I want to visit Iceland in winters after seeing these :)

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Camediadude
By Camediadude (Sep 20, 2012)

me like! dpreview please moar! :)

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AlpCns2
By AlpCns2 (Sep 20, 2012)

This is first-rate work of a true artist, a real pro, who creates stunning Art with relatively modest means. My hat off to this man. Great article!

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dtra
By dtra (Sep 20, 2012)

LOL, I spent three weeks in Iceland this past Winter but unfortunately for me, it was apparently an historically cold and snowy season. Too bloody cold and Wintery to get out at night unless you're a real hardcore fanatic. Oh well, I may go back in the future sometime in late Spring/Summer (have family there!), oh well, I got a couple of hours of sunlight :D. The pictures in this article look great though.

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Michael G2
By Michael G2 (Sep 20, 2012)

My son and I went to Iceland two summers in a row for two weeks at a time before my wife and daughter joined us for a third 2 week trip. There are no Starbucks, no McDonalds, limited wifi, no crowds, no traffic, rental cars cóst a fortune, driving through a sandstorm without "Ash" insurance cost me $3000. It's really boring, nothing to see, better to save your money and take a cruise to the Carribean...

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BDan
By BDan (Sep 20, 2012)

Maybe my sarcasm detector is faulty, but no Starbucks, no McDonalds, and no crowds sounds pretty good to me. Pretty sure that "nothing to see" is just incorrect, though, judging by the images in the article and what others have told me.

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nickthetasmaniac
By nickthetasmaniac (Sep 20, 2012)

No Starbucks?

Oh dear, they might actually make decent coffee then...

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dutch3dmaster
By dutch3dmaster (Sep 20, 2012)

Well, I have only been there 15 or 16 times. Will be there again in 2 weeks time and just booked for Feb 2013 too (inspired by the article). It is always different. One of the most fantastic places on earth (and I have visited Antarctica 2x). And yes you can drink black water (Starbucks) in Iceland but I prefer real coffee or pure Icelandic glacier water, and yes there are Burger Kings and Taco Bell's and McDonalds ventures but I prefer fresh no-carb Icelandic salmon, and yes driving around has a cost but not that dramatic, and yes there are sand storms but only stupid people drive through them!!!

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Michael G2
By Michael G2 (Sep 20, 2012)

Now you've done it! If they run out of rental cars it will be your fault.
Tell me now what you would do when you are on the ring road one hour from the nearest town and all of a sudden you are in the middle of a sand storm? How do you protect the car? Stupid people don't pay for the insurance :-)

Well there might be a couple of things to see...
http://www.pbase.com/kingfisher/iceland

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Cartier007
By Cartier007 (Sep 20, 2012)

For coffee, they have some of the best barista in the world. I am a coffee addict and its a real paradise. Sylvain

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Erez Marom
By Erez Marom (Sep 23, 2012)

Iceland has absolutely legendary local foods and drinks... I enjoyed every bite :)

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noirdude
By noirdude (Sep 20, 2012)

great article!

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Digital Suicide
By Digital Suicide (Sep 20, 2012)

Great reading. Iceland is amazing.
But personally vertical framing for landscapes just doesn't look effective.

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bills_pix
By bills_pix (Sep 20, 2012)

Loved Iceland in June but these images tell me I must go back for winter. Great article.

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Marcelo Meira
By Marcelo Meira (Sep 20, 2012)

Thanks for a nice article; incredible shots, and thanks again for the specs, they are very useful for learning

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fotografiasol
By fotografiasol (Sep 20, 2012)

I agree with Gunnlaugur.

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Jan2009
By Jan2009 (Sep 20, 2012)

Gunnlaugur, thank you for the feedback and honest opinion, I respect that very much. But as a hobby photographer it is likewise part of the thrill, sometimes if not most of the time it takes hardship to capture the image, we capture the 1/125th second of the happy time and hike back for 3 hours :-) hoping when we study the image we have one keeper for the trouble we have had. I didnt think the poster denied the harshness of the landscape, but he wanted to share the amazing experience... thanks for setting the expectation :-) i just asked my wife if I can go to Iceland... she gave me a blank reply :-) ... well better that than an immediate DENIED , as photographer we need to be optimist...

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Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson
By Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson (Sep 19, 2012)

nothing against the photographer... and I guess this is the trap most people fall into... Iceland still life/the pristine country in the north... (and if that's your cup of tea, you'll get it..)

anyway, if you come to Iceland.. the reality is that you have to be prepared for wind and rain... cold and darkness... as well as blinding light

Iceland is a place you need bright lenses that are able to capture light...

during the summer (4 months) you have too much light,,, during the winter the land is dark, dismal and cold - a very rocky and hard outpost of Earth...

so, please... not sugarcoating....

granted... the sky, the clouds and the untouched land - nature not conquered - makes Iceland what it is...

Skál!

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fastprime
By fastprime (Sep 20, 2012)

I visited Iceland in the last2 weeks of July this year. It rained fairly steadily every day and heavy grey clouds were omnipresent. Our trip to Jokalsarlon was disappointing due to high winds, heavy rain and dense low clouds. Visibility was about 75 yards. Our campsite in Skaftafell NP was completely water logged. This was the height of summer! Despite the weather, I did manage some nice shots at Landmanalaugar and Thorsmork. As Gannlaugur says, be prepared for the weather.

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Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson
By Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson (Sep 19, 2012)

I live in Iceland, I'm an Icelander... may I go against the grain, i.e. be a bit critical

and comment on my country... as a native

these pictures are not Iceland... they are over-processed ... the Barbie-Ken version of Iceland /photography... if you like...

very good technically.... but they don't portrait Iceland as Iceland is...

what I'm trying to say is this, the pictures are excellent, but Iceland is something else...

a windy place,,, light, dark... and very moody,

these pristine and excellent photos capture a dream.. 1% of Iceland,, the 2 week tourist selection of best photos...

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choochoo22
By choochoo22 (Sep 20, 2012)

Undoubtedly true, but I don't think it was the author's intent to create a documentary. He tried, and I believe succeeded, in creating beautiful images, gleaned from a harsh environment, that are unusual to those of us from lower latitudes. (and from what you say, may be unusual for Icelanders too!).

Not many readers are likely to think he just stepped out of his hotel and snapped these shots. The fact that they required significant planning, effort, and talent just add to their uniqueness. I appreciate that he included some details, technical and otherwise, to help us learn.

Overprocessed? Again, he said he was creating art. Also, until cameras can capture a scene as we see it, or imagine we would like to see it in our mind's eye, some processing will be necessary.

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andreaThode
By andreaThode (Sep 20, 2012)

I also think that you are a bit harsh on this. He wasn't chasing the "real" iceland but obviously a somewhat romantic postcard view of it. And that's ok. And to me the pictures don't look overprocessed. They have all the natural light from longtime exposures. A bit saturated ok, more contrast maybe, but that's not what I call overprocessed.

Maybe it's a cliche view of iceland, a photo-calendar one. But in that, it's really good.

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photo nuts
By photo nuts (Sep 20, 2012)

The truth is that almost ALL landscape photos are rarely true representations of what one actually sees in the day. One of the reasons landscape photographers love to shoot at sunrise or sunset is that the colors of the skies help brighten up an otherwise dull and plain looking scene. (Of course, the soft even lighting also helps overcome the limited dynamic range of the capturing medium.)

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Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Sep 20, 2012)

As expected.

Isn't Iceland the home of trolls? Some anthropologists theorize that they descend from leprechauns that walked across land bridges during an ice age. Others insist they evolved locally from volcanic cinders or the disgorge of ice caves.

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Thorvardur Godi
By Thorvardur Godi (Sep 20, 2012)

"these pictures are not Iceland... they are over-processed ... the Barbie-Ken version of Iceland /photography... if you like..."

I don't agree with Gunnlaugur on this point. The pictures are the representation of the photographer, what he sees and interprets. Iceland can be many different things to different people and there is definitely no single representation of Iceland that is more correct than any other. The key to a successful visit is to bring a positive attitude and make the most out of your stay, rain or shine, sandstorm, midnight sun, or a case of Aurora Borealis.

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Erez Marom
By Erez Marom (Sep 19, 2012)

Hi guys,
thank you all so much for your kind words and for your interest in winter photography in Iceland.
I'd like to ask you to consider joining my January 2013 Iceland winter photo workshop, where you'll be able to experience and shoot all of these fantastic winter landscapes under my dedicated guidance:
http://erezmarom.com/news/index.php?NewsID=29
The 8-day workshop will be co-guided by renowned Icelandic Mountaineer and photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson, and includes, other than an unbelievable winter experience, first class hotels and dining, a super-jeep tour into the frozen highlands, post-processing lessons, and much, much more.
Aurora predictions are through the roof for 2013, so we'll be going at just the right time.
Please contact me with any questions you might have about the workshop or about photography in Iceland. I hope to see you come January!

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Sep 19, 2012)

Allow me to express, along with heartfelt congratulations, my totally green envy for the opportunity to take these images! Iceland truly seems a Photographer's place-to-be. Well done.
Some 30 years ago, the Color Photo magazine advertised a 2-week round trip on board the postal / supply ship which visited the scientific stations in the North, starting out of Trondheim, I think. It seems they always had several spare cabins to offer to the avid photographers, and I so much wanted to do this trip, but never had a chance. The scenery was hypnotically beautiful... Very much like the one presented here.
Thanks - and Good Light!

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montygm
By montygm (Sep 19, 2012)

Fantastic images. Amazingly beautiful place. Great of you to share your knowledge to all of us. Huge fan of your Deviant Art gallery also.
Cheers, Grace.

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semorg
By semorg (Sep 19, 2012)

Great images!
I've been to iceland several times, including the winter time. I actually think February is a better time as you get a bit more daylight. Also it's not as cold as you may think it is and it might surprise you. The temperature near the coast stay just around freezing point. The wind could be a killer, but I never felt cold like you would in Chicago and other areas in US.

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marcuz
By marcuz (Sep 19, 2012)

Amazing images, interesting insights on the reportage and on the picture making, good read; thanks for your article!

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BCnaturephoto
By BCnaturephoto (Sep 19, 2012)

GREAT shots. Nice break from all of the gear-head discussions (DXO results, Canon-Nikon-Sony arguements, how Canon has lost it) on various forums.

I would love to travel to Iceland on day. It does indeed look like a landscape photogaphers paradise.

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jsis
By jsis (Sep 19, 2012)

IF and only IF they removed the part where the camera used was a Canon 5D mounted on an L lens... and settings for the camera. They are trying to sway this article to a gear-head discussion.

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Erez Marom
By Erez Marom (Sep 19, 2012)

Hi Jsis,
it's very much the opposite. I myself wrote the tech-specs under each image since I always get asked for them by readers. Yet I'm the first to claim technique is much more important than equipment - just check out my other articles if you're not convinced... :)
BTW, the 5D2 wasn't even mine...

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Hauer
By Hauer (Sep 19, 2012)

Wonderful photos and an excellent article. Thank you.
I did a similar trip a few years back and I certaily intend to return to this "Paradise for Landscape Photographers"!

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S777
By S777 (Sep 19, 2012)

Thanks for the article, I hope to get some new lenses and a FF camera before I go so I can take advantage of the chance to photograph some beautiful landscapes.

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jfinite
By jfinite (Sep 19, 2012)

Just amazing images!

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Gully Foyle
By Gully Foyle (Sep 19, 2012)

Kudos to Samyang.

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Jan2009
By Jan2009 (Sep 19, 2012)

Just superb images and love the intention of sharing the passion on this hobby. Thank you very much, now I am a fan in your facebook page! ;)

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