Tuesday (11-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Trip. Day 3: Reykjavik.

I spent the much of the morning at the Solar Voyager (Sólfar) sculpture with the goal of making a time-lapse video of people visiting the sculpture. Hopefully, someday I will have time to process the images. While working on this four women with Viking helmets came up to me and asked me to take their picture in front of the sculpture. All in the days work of a photographer… Further down the walking path along  Sæbraut street on the Reykjavik coastline is The Partnership sculpture.

Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Four Women with Viking Helmets at the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Partnership Sculpture in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/4, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Partnership Sculpture in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/4, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)

Monday (10-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland in the Winter Photography Trip. Day 2: Reykjavik.

Before joining up with the Winter in Iceland Photography Workshop group, I went for a walkabout in Reykjavik. Actually, I arrived in Reykjavik a couple of days early not trusting the weather for traveling in either New Jersey or Iceland. It was a grey Monday morning; overcast, rainy, and cold. Capturing the day in B&W captured the mood.

Swans and Ducks Waiting for Handouts in the Rain. Tjörnin pond in Reykjavik, Iceland. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Swans and Ducks Waiting for Handouts in the Rain. Tjörnin pond in Reykjavik, Iceland. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
The big eye. Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
The big eye. Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Street art on a rainy day walkabout in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Leif Erickson statue in front of the Cathedral in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Leif Erickson statue in front of the Cathedral in Reykjavik. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

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)

Wednesday (12-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 12: Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Cottage.

Little Blue Heron at Clyde Butcher’s Front Pond. Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens. Black and White + One Color using Capture One Pro 7.

Little Blue Heron at Clyde Butcher's Front Pond. Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Black and White + One Color using Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Little Blue Heron at Clyde Butcher’s Front Pond. Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Black and White + One Color using Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)