Iceland - A6000 and FZ1000

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sgkoala Senior Member • Posts: 1,057
Iceland - A6000 and FZ1000

Hi folks,

My first time posting photos here. My wife and I went to Iceland in Nov 2016 and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery and northern lights. I welcome any comments and suggestions!

(FZ1000) Taken from moving car... I suggested to my wife to use a shutter speed of 1/500 and this worked quite well for such shots.

(A6000 & Samyang 12/2) First attempt at capturing northern lights from Fjallsarlon. The lights were not strong that night, with just a pleasant green glimmer in the sky, partially hidden by clouds.

(A6000 & Samyang 12/2) We were not the only ones trying our luck to capture the northern lights

(FZ1000) Inside an ice cave. The blue colour is due to the highly compressed ice that has not been oxidised by sunlight due to being inside the cave!

(A6000 & 10-18/4) Ice cave

(FZ1000) Scenery nearby Jokulsarlon. I like how the rocks form a curved line.

(FZ1000) Close up of the far side of the glacier lagoon at Fjallsarlon

(FZ1000) Mini icebergs at Fjallsarlon

(A6000 & 10-18/4) Fjallsarlon. Love that we had this place all to ourselves. Set up a tripod and took lots of photos of ourselves with the icebergs that looked beautiful.

(A6000 & 10-18/4). Seeing the man in the distance shows the scale here.

(FZ1000) The icebergs form interesting shapes

(FZ1000) Another close up of the far side of the glacier lagoon.

(FZ1000) I thought this could be a good car advert

(A6000 & 16-70/4) Scenery nearby the glacier lagoon. Pleasant earthy colours.

(A6000 & Samyang 12/2) We were driving back from the glacier lagoon towards Reykjavik when suddenly the lights appeared. So we stopped along the highway and took a few shots...

(A6000 & Samyang 12/2) Just unfortunate that there was nothing interesting in the foreground...

(A6000 & Samyang 12/2) Swirly lights! In real life, you could see them dancing in slow motion across the night sky.

(FZ1000) Taken by my wife while I was driving.

(FZ1000) Another that my wife took while I was driving. The vista was ever changing.

(FZ1000) We went horse riding at a horse farm - they also had other beautiful animals including this cat.

(FZ1000) See the ice frozen on the horse's coat!

(A6000 & 16-70/4) Hot springs at Geyser

(A6000 & 16-70/4) Waiting for the Geyser to erupt!

(A6000 & 16-70/4) Geyser, beautiful colours.

(A6000 & Samyang 12/2) - Gulfoss. It was pitch black so that we couldn't see anything with naked eye. This was a 30 second exposure at f2.

 sgkoala's gear list:sgkoala's gear list
Panasonic FZ1000 Sony a6500 Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA +11 more
Panasonic FZ1000 Sony a6000
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