Friday, October 20, 2006

Damn, damn, DAMN!

I am graduating tomorrow (a master's degree with honours, so I have to attend the ceremony) and I'm coming down with what feels like a very nasty cold. Blame the season: it's the first day of winter tomorrow and flu and cold are spreading like wildfire through the population. Oh, well, at least I don't have a zit on my forehead the size of a volcano like I did at my last graduation.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Napping, originally uploaded by Netla.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Curious stares

Curious stares, originally uploaded by Netla.

Horses staring curiously at me and posing for the camera.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Almannagjá, originally uploaded by Netla.

This canyon, called Almannagjá (Everyman's Canyon in English), runs along the edge of Þingvellir (Parliament Fields in English) proper, inside Þingvellir National Park, Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site. It marks the boundaries between the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates. To see more detail, click on the photo to go the the Flickr page, right click on the photo and choose "large".

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Ripples, originally uploaded by Netla.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Gold Falls, originally uploaded by Netla.

Gullfoss (Gold Fall) is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland, not just by foreigners, but Icelanders as well. This is the picturesque upper portion.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kerið (The Tub)

Kerið (The Tub), originally uploaded by Netla.

This small volcanic crater is a must-see stop on the Golden Circle route. The photo doesn't do it justice - you need a wide-angle lens to get a picture of the whole thing and of course it's best to have some people in the photo so the scale can be seen.

Monday, October 09, 2006


On a still day in the Þingvellir area you can not help seeing the steam that rises up from the geothermal power plant in Nesjavellir. Clean electricity is produced there with steam from the depths of the earth.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Autumn colours

Autumn colours, originally uploaded by Netla.

Autumn is the most colourful of all the seasons. Sure, summer has all those differently coloured flowers, but its in the autumn that you see huge patches of different colours rather than the summery shades of green dotted with yellows, reds and blues. It's one of the reasons why I love autumn. This photo was taken in Þingvellir National Park, near the end of September.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Strokkur in action

Strokkur sequence, originally uploaded by Netla.

One of my favourite features on my digital camera is the ability to take a sequence of photographs by holding down the shutter, an invaluable feature when shooting action photos. I was always very careful not to use that feature much on my Nikon film camera, as it was easy to shoot a whole film in the space of about 15 seconds with perhaps only a couple of useable photos. With a digicam all you have to worry about is filling up the memory card, which is not a problem because you then just go and erase the duds.

On a recent visit to the Geysir area I shot three different sequences of Strokkur erupting. This composite has samples from all three sequences (thanks to fd's flickr toys). As you can see from the third photo I was standing much too close to the geyser to get in a whole large eruption.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Autumn - my favourite season

Glowing, originally uploaded by Netla.

Not only do you get to see colours like these on the trees, but the air seems cleaner and crisper and all colours brighter, and the sun doesn't fool me into staying up until past midnight.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Green Man

The Green Man, originally uploaded by Netla.

Eden in Hvergagerði (about an hour from Reykjavík) is an old tourist attraction that is quite wonderful in its tackiness. From the Adam and Eve carved into the doors, to the stuffed sheep in the souvenir shop and this huge green chia head, it is an interesting place to visit.