Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
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
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
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 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
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.
Technocrati tags: geyser, Iceland
Thursday, October 05, 2006
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.
Technocrati tags: autumn colours, Iceland, foliage
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
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.