Sunday (09-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland in the Winter. Day 1: Reykjavik.

Sun Voyager (Sólfar). Winter in Reykjavik. From Wikipedia “Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.” Last summer when I visited Reykjavik there were many people surrounding the sculpture, and even more taking pictures. This morning it was snowing and cloudy. The sun started to come out and I found myself alone at the site. Within 5 minutes many more came and I was no longer alone. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and 12 mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/3500 sec).

Sun Voyager (Sólfar). Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and 12 mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/3500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sun Voyager (Sólfar). Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera and 12 mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/2.8, 1/3500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

9 thoughts on “Sunday (09-March-2014) — Iceland”

  1. We did spend quite some time near that sculpture 😉 I really like what you did with it, very much in tune with what I feel it represents. And I see you weren't shooting with a Nikon!

  2. +Thomas Paris Thanks, I am doing a comparison of the Nikon Df and the mirrorless Fuji X-T1 as lighter weight, but fully functional travel cameras. They both have lots of manual dials to give the photographer control of his/her work. 

  3. Yes, there are issues with processing the RAW images with the new Fuji sensors. Used the beta ACR for Adobe Photoshop to process this image, waiting for Phase One/Capture One to release something since I do most of my image processing work with Capture One. 

  4. How do you like the camera? Seemed like a much better attempt at making a retro-style reflex than the Df is. Oh and shouldn't you be looking at the sky, hoping to catch the Northern Lights?

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