Icelandic Winter (15 Pics)

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  1. doigal

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    I spent a week in Iceland over Christmas, we had amazing weather and seriously this place is probably the best yet for landscapes.

    There's larger sizes and a bunch more available here.

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    Ice Caving by doigal, on Flickr

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    Vatnajökull Sunset by doigal, on Flickr

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    Seljalandsfoss Aurora by doigal, on Flickr

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    Horses by doigal, on Flickr

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    Aurora by doigal, on Flickr

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    Aurora by doigal, on Flickr

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    Aurora over Lómagnúpur by doigal, on Flickr

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    Reykjanes Peninsula by doigal, on Flickr

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    Dogsledding by doigal, on Flickr

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    Route 365 by doigal, on Flickr

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    Hallgrímskirkja by doigal, on Flickr

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    Jökulsárlón Iceburg Lagoon by doigal, on Flickr

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    Seljalandsfoss by doigal, on Flickr

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    Gullfoss waterfall by doigal, on Flickr

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    Gullfoss waterfall by doigal, on Flickr
     
  2. Deftone2k

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    Pretty amazing :thumbup:

    I love how its a very different take on Iceland from a lot of the same locations you see from others.
     
  3. Aratama_Bashi

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    these are incredible.

    i want to hurt you.

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  4. Xang

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    All incredible but #3 especially, hoooooooly shit.

    Good job is an understatement.

    Killed it.
     
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    doigal

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    Cheers guys!

    Very much decided by winter. There were a few shots, mostly at the waterfalls, that were totally inaccessible due to the ice- you can just see in the Seljalandsfoss photo (13) the stairs that lead to behind the falls are covered in about a foot of solid ice.

    Speaking to the locals, they say that the landscape is totally different to summer. Completely night and day. Hope to go back.
     
  6. Xtreem

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    Wow fabulous shots! It's definitely on my to-visit list of countries.
     
  7. Deftone2k

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    Not a bad thing tho, not that summer is bad just you know its nice to see a bit of variety :D
     
  8. clonex

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    beautiful set:thumbup:
     
  9. lazjen

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    Excellent photos and it looks like a great place to visit at that time of year.
     
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    very nice. i really like the horse one
     
  11. redav

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    Very cool (pun intended)!

    With the lights, is what you've captured representative in terms of intensity and colour of what you saw with your eyes? I've heard people say that what you see and what a camera captures is / can be different :confused:
     
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    doigal

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    It really depends on the strength of the aurora. If its weaker, then the camera will see it better, but it will show more as a green mist on the image, partly due to the relative weakness and the longer exposure times required to capture it (motion blur).

    When its stronger, then it will look fairly similar to pics 6 & 7, but there will be ripples and waves in the sky - when they are active they can be extremely dynamic. They will also be more defined with a slightly sharper edge like pic 6. This can make it very hard to capture cleanly as you then need to balance the darkness and something that's moving around reasonably quickly. I'll try and upload a time lapse in the next few days that shows it off a little bit more.
     
  13. azz

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    Good to see you posting here still! And in the UK now?

    10 and 14 for me. I have always liked your natural PP, I much prefer unpretentious landscapes.
     
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    Amazing! I recognize a lot of the places you went to and the difference a season makes... incredible! Would love to go back during the winter months one day :thumbup:

    Favourites are definitely 1 and 4 :)
     
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    Hey! Still around :D Yeah moved here mid last year from southern Germany for work. Didn't take so many photos in 2014, bit of a tumble on some ski slopes at the start wasn't so helpful in that regard! Hoping to wander around the UK a lot this year and take some of the rolling hills here.

    Thanks - I do try and stay away from the hyper processed landscapes, mostly because I know that's not really what it was like.

    Cheers! I'm hoping to make it back in summer and see what its like then! Access was a bit of an issue, the lack of daylight becomes restrictive and I didn't have crampons with me for some of the waterfalls! Would love to see what its like in summer.
     
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    Absolutely amazing, professional quality. :thumbup:
     
  17. TwinII

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    I'd be happy with those. Great work.
     
  18. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    OP, your pictures are outstanding and the sort of pics I put up as backgrounds on my pc....awesome stuff.
     
  19. cbb1935

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    Lovely shots.

    I've always liked the landscapes of Iceland!

    How cold was it there most days though?
     
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    Probably averaged about -5, dropping a couple of times to -12 or so. Nothing that was too extreme or unmanageable. Once it got down to -18 driving back, that was a bit chilly! It was rarely above 0, which is a good thing for driving.
     

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