Living a Dream !

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Re: Living a Dream !
In reply to DigitalPhilosopher, 7 months ago

DigitalPhilosopher wrote:

I've been there last year's fall. It's a paradise for photographers.

Two quick photography tips:

a) Wind is surprisingly powerful, especially near the sea. Take that into consideration (secure tripod; if handheld, add a stop of shutter speed to your 1/focal length rule)

b) when photographing near geysers or other...steamy places, always wipe the front of the lens with a fabric (intended for lens cleaning). Do NOT let the lens dry by itself. The steam contains sulphur, which if it dries on the lens, it might leave traces - which might scratch the lens if you attempt to remove)

And a tip about safety:

NEVER, NEVER go too close to the water on an exposed beach - the most notorious example is Reynisdrangar. Every few waves, there might come a much bigger one and suck you back in. Quite a few tourists have drowned like that.

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On the subject of safety, what about trolls? I hear that parts of Iceland and Scandanavia are still home to these creatures. Saw that movie Trollhunter--the trolls were alive and well in Norway.

On a more serious note, though, that sulfur-mist, while not entirely surprising does make me wonder what pathophysiology results when sulfur coats one's lungs.

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