Hello there, I just came back from my holidays to the land of ice and fire (yes, again), yes, I know. In addition to shooting my traditional long exposures with the beloved Fujifilm XT-2, I brought a film camera with me, and shot a bunch of images on film. Just because I love how the memories look on film, and it is always fun to … Continue reading What Happens if You Develop Colour Film as Black and White?
Hello friend, I was wondering what kind of travel photographer are you? Are you visiting a country with a checklist of places to photograph or are you going with the flow and shooting what happens to appear in front of your lens? I suppose there is no right or wrong answer, but I noticed that there are two trends: 1. If you go and photograph … Continue reading Are You Going on Adventure or Ticking off the Checklist?
There is more and more people complaining that Iceland is getting too crowded this year, and it seems to be true. I saw a lot of hotels being built, I saw many more rental cars added to the fleet, and I definitely saw many more obnoxious people in the places of interest. I don’t know if it can cope… I hope it can. It makes … Continue reading Would You Take Pictures If There Was Nobody To Show Them To?
Hey friend, I always shoot my landscapes in colour, and enhance the color, and bring out the details… but I though what if I try to turn them into black and white… would it work? It kinda leaves the bare essense of the image and no bullshit around. Look at this one, how the opening in the sky looks like eyes, and the glacier and … Continue reading Sometimes it’s Black and White.
So one of those must visit places in Iceland is this magnificent Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon beach with black sand and gigantic pieces of ice just lying around. Although the first time we arrived there, there were no pieces of ice and it was raining like it’s the end of the world. But I saw some cute seals, that I quite liked, but nobody else wanted … Continue reading Jokulsarlon Black Sand Beach or How I got Kissed by Atlantic Ocean.
Before I went to Iceland and got heavily critiqued on my tripod, I had no idea that it was bad. It always worked for me, and I managed to get the shots I needed for 4 years of my photography life just fine. But no, then all these fancy Americans with their fancy tripods surrounded me and started laughing at poor Benro for being flimsy … Continue reading I Need a New Tripod… again.
One day when you’re going to visit this beautiful place, just don’t be tricked by the slow peaceful way these ice cubes move, they can totally bring you down and let you feel how really icy Iceland can be… but I will tell you the full story another time. For now just enjoy the soft palette of the rolling in sunset. 1/200 sec at F … Continue reading Mesmerized by the Ice in Jokulsarlon.
Happy Monday, folks. Or whatever day of the week you are reading this. We are burning in our oven in Dubai, temperatures climbing higher and higher. Well, honestly I myself don’t suffer so much, just almost never go out. Air-conditioned reality. But when you have to go out, you just dream of falling down the waterfall, a really icy one, like Gullfoss for example. We … Continue reading Falling Down The Golden Waterfall – Gullfoss.
Happy Monday, dear Friend. We’re in the middle of the hottest season here in Dubai, and it feels great to look back at the pictures of Iceland trying to cool down. I wish I wrote all the stories I had down right away, but I am just too lazy to do it, so I will try to remember how it was. That morning we had … Continue reading Making Friends with Dogs in West Iceland.