Six-Years Ago (14-March-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2014 – Winter Photography Workshop. Day 6: Golden Circle.

One of our stops along the “Golden Circle” was to see Strokkur, a geyser in the Haukadalur geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in southwest Iceland. It should be noted that there are many tour buses and lots of people that do the “Golden Circle” every day. Unlike, Old Faithful in Yellowstone, you can get quite close to Strokkur. Also, this geyser erupts more often than Old Faithful. I have several sets of images (slide shows and time-lapse video) from a distance where you can see the people coming and going, and then up close where you can see the clear blue “Bubble Burst” as the geyser erupts.

The Bubble Burting. Strokkur, a geyser in the Haukadalur geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in southwest Iceland. Images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
The Bubble Burting. Strokkur, a geyser in the Haukadalur geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in southwest Iceland. Images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-200 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)




Individual images from the above slide shows can be viewed at my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Six-Years Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (Ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.

Puffin Sunning Itself After A Successful Fishing Trip – The Young Ones Will Soon Get Breakfast. Cape Ingolfshofdi (Ingólfshöfði) a private nature preserve on an isolated headland on the coast half way between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera FT-1 Adapter and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec).

Puffin Sunning Itself After A Successful Fishing Trip. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera FT-1 Adapter and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Puffin Sunning Itself After A Successful Fishing Trip – The Young Ones Will Soon Get Breakfast. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera FT-1 Adapter and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (03-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 5: Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Lagoon South East Coast.

Arctic Tern Fishing Frenzy. Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 116 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec).

Arctic Tern Fishing Frenzy. Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 116 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Arctic Tern Fishing Frenzy. Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 116 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (01-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 3: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).

Icelandic Horses are a unique breed of horses brought to Iceland by the Vikings. They have grown to be a hearty breed suited to the environment. I found them to be very friendly, and photogenic.


Click on the above image to access individual images in the slideshow in my Photoshelter Gallery.


Five-Years Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.

Angry Great Skua letting me know that I was too close to its chick. These are very large seabirds, and we saw several Puffin skeletons near the nests. Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) an isolated headland and private nature preserve on the coast half way between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and Jökulsárlón ice lagoon in Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 140, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

Angry Great Skua (David J Mathre)
Angry Great Skua. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 140, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)