We’re back home after a fun, but challenging workshop in Iceland. The weather is always volatile. Case in point: Einar and I were discussing the weather and looking at a map. After a brief discussing, we both noticed that the map has changed!! The predictions were seldom completely accurate, some days more accurate than others. The important thing to remember, in general, is that it is particularly difficult to predict weather on coasts and in the mountains.
As usual, Einar and Focus on Nature provided an unparalleled workshop experience, offering the flexibility, personal touch, and total commitment to the clients, which has become a hallmark and sets FON apart.
Despite the weather, everyone came away with a surprisingly large number of keepers! We only had the light at Glacier Lagoon for a few hours, which displayed the glacier, but found that the overcast light really brought out the turquoise color in the lagoon. Overcast is also better for water, rock faces, color saturation, and white skies for texturing. The few sunny days we had created the shadow images, reflections, and rainbows. All in all, despite a few rain delays, we had perfect light for what we were doing!
We look forward to returning to Iceland in 2013.
We are already getting pre-registrations.
Also, things came to a point this week, gear-wise. My 16-35mm spun past where it would lock and unlock when mounting, resulting in needing to turn the camera on and off between most images to get rid of the ERR message (My D3X has to go back also!). I dropped my 24-70mm a couple of years ago, but the rain and jarring road rides caused some looseness in the zoom mechanism, then the AF in my 70-200 largely stopped working. So……I am currently awaiting loaners from Nikon before $ending all of these back to get repaired…..anyway…..
Ironically, at one point it was easier and quicker to shoot with the iPhone4S, which made the lead image, using PhotoForge 1 and Snapseed to optimize.
Here’s a few images from the first of several Iceland galleries. Click on an image for an expanded view.
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