Monochrome Madness 3-16

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

As this is the first week of a month, we have a theme. This week it is “movement”.

It’s a long exposure of the upper cataract of the Gullfoss waterfall in southern Iceland.

24mm FX, f/16, 0.8 sec, ISO 100, EV -1/3
raw development with CaptureNX2; monochrome conversion with Tonality Pro.

Take care!

WPC: spare

This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “spare”.

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I picked this image from my trip to Iceland back in 2014. At once, I felt in love with these wild and spare landscapes.
Currently, many books, maps and reports about Iceland are on my desk. I’m already planning for my return in August 2017. Thus, I’m working to assemble a round trip. I want to explore some new areas.

Take care have a great weekend!

(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

Monochrome Madness 3-02

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Another image from Iceland. It’s taken during my trip in summer 2014. Many more images are already here in my blog. You can find them by using the tag “Iceland“.

This waterfall is one of the favorite places I’ve seen in Iceland.

FF,1/5s f/16, ISO100, 135mm, developed with MacPhun Tonality Pro.

.Take care!

I don’t look back in anger

600_9195-s_wThis is my last post on Iceland in this series. Unfortunately. Just like the line “All beauty must die” by Nick Cave, everything has an end. ( – but, only the wurst has two of them).

Iceland is a fantastic country. Beautiful landscapes. Rough on the first hand, but also lovely and tender on the other hand. I hope, to return soon and see more of these fascinating landscapes.img_0989-w

Although, we have had a lot of rain during our trip, I felt in love with this island. Thus, I don’t look back in anger. Rain is an essential part of the island. I guess, I already mentioned it in one of my past posts. It’s because of the gulf stream, which brings warm water from the Caribbean sea to the north Atlantic ocean. In the colder area steam goes up in the air and fells down as rain. So, the island is very green and has lots of huge rivers.

IMG_1660Our gear often looked like being soaked in one of the rivers, when coming back from a trip. A friend of mine took the image of his camera with his mobile right after we came back from a short trip to our rental car. We were glad, our cameras are sealed against spray. I always have had a micro fiber cloth by the hand to make the lens spot free and to dry the complete camera or even use it as a rain protection. Nevertheless, our gear has had a very hard time during that trip :-(, but fortunately every single part survived 🙂

Now, as a review, I assembled a slideshow for you. It contains my favorite images from that trip. It was a very hard job, to select the essence from my photo archive. The whole series on Iceland started back in January  – not counting the single images I used i.e. for Monochrome Madness the year before. You can find all the Iceland related posts by simply using the category tag ‘iceland‘.

So, now lean back and enjoy a selection of 56 fantastic images of Iceland.

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Burning ground

600_9727-e_tvHere we have an interesting place.

A pottery was founded in this place to benefit from the heat in the ground.

Unfortunately, the heat below the ground became hotter and thus the people have had to relocate.

Now, you can see some remaining parts from the buildings.

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smoke on the water

 

600_9672-e_wHere we have another hot spot: Krýsuvík-Seltún

Hot water is coming out of the ground. Lots of hot pools, fumaroles and a strange smell like rotten eggs.

These hot spots are part of the active volcano Krýsuvík. The thermal sources were used for producing heating energy, but the geo-thermal plant exploded a few years ago. Other geo-thermal plants are still in use and produce heating energy as well as electrical power.

I’d recommend strictly staying on the paths, when visiting this location or any other destinations in the high temperature areas.

Take care!

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