The Long Road Home

London Workshop Registration in a few days!

Be sure to go to the HDR Workshop page on Monday, Aug. 2, at 10 AM London Time.

If you live somewhere else and are going to London for the big event, be sure to figure out your own local time for the big registration event!

We will also have a free photowalk in London the on Friday night before the workshop.  Everyone is invited.  Details to come soon!

HDR DVD – Out in the Wild

We have a few testers out there that have the HDR DVD. There have even been a few leaked tweets out there. We expect it to go on sale pretty soon. Of course, since we know many people will be ordering it, we want to make sure we do some good Quality Assurance on it to ensure we’re in good shape. Sorry for the delays… but this is important and we want to make sure it is as perfect as possible.

Because the premium package is 4 DVDs (!!!), it takes a long time to stamp them out, put in cases, ship, etc etc. It’s a big production! So, be sure to get on the list so you can order right away before we hit a supply logjam.

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The Long Road Home

I took this on perhaps one of my best days in Iceland.

I woke up around 5 PM at Hotel Edda Laugar in Saelingsdal.  Many of you already know I was sleeping days and staying up all night to take photos.  This was my last day/night cycle in Iceland, so I wanted to make the most of it.

Anyway, after waking up, I went out to the natural hot springs for a dip.  It was a perfect little rocky spring filled with steaming-hot sulfur-smelling water.  As usual, I was totally alone and didn’t see another soul.  I stayed there, looking at the afternoon mountains for about 30 minutes until I reached a dangerous dream-state.  And then dragged myself out and walked back to the hotel.  I had one of those post-hot-tub shells of heat around me to protect from the cold.  I didn’t even feel it.

I got back inside, put on some warm clothes, and then went down to get dinner (breakfast).  Actually, I got two of them.  The second one was to-go because I would eat it around 1 or 2 AM, when there is absolutely nothing open.  Besides, I knew I would be way out in the boonies where there was not even an option for anything to be open!

Around 3 AM, I started driving back to Reykjavik.  As I was going down one of the fjords in the northwest, the sign lined up in my view, so I pulled over to take a shot to share with you.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolhdr/ Chris Pokorny

    Awesome!!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualideas/ Henrik Sundholm

    Beautiful shot! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/fullcex Filip Farag

    Amazing work Trey.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanwhite Nathan White

    I can feel the dwindling warmth of the sun as it sets! Reminds me of a very similar, and equally good sunset you took on a road like this, the last time you went.

  • Gail in Montana

    Very beautiful shot, Trey. Love how you captured the sunrise as it lined up with the road. Thanks for getting out of your vehicle to get this one!!!! And thanks for sharing it with us.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    THanks!

  • http://mariannebush.megashot.net/ Marian Bush

    Fabulous, Trey. What an experience. Great idea of yours to make the most of the midnight sun by turning the clock. Makes for less of a jet lag as well ;-)

  • Patrick

    Fantastic picture!
    But why is the original size so small?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks!

    Patrick – it’s not small ! Go to http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Best/your-favorites/10668747_AuyBk#953227424_yYqzc-O-LB — maybe you clicked on the wrong thing?

  • http://www.marcofiori.co.uk Marco

    Amazing shot, really captures the cultural significance of the road.

  • http://www.jacobwcrosby.net Jacob Crosby

    Awesome photograph Trey!!! Perhaps you mean sun instead of sign though.. ? :)

  • Chantele

    Absolutely beautiful. Summons those feelings of the thrilling freedom of a roadtrip with the poignant knowledge that the beautiful light is fleeting and in a short time will fade to something less glorious. lol Romantic and jaded at the same time…

  • http://prodigalconcepts.com/ rod rodriguez

    Well it has been said numerous times in this thread but I’ll repeat it again, what a great shot. Very good composition as well, I love HDR. *THUMBS UP @Trey, give yourself a high five coz your awesome.

  • http://www.gunnarkopperud.com Gunnar Kopperud

    The reflection in the roadmarks … ahh … beautiful!
    Topaz?

  • casusan

    Wow!This is a gorgeous shot Trey! Love all the colors and how the sun lines up with the road – perfect!

  • Anthony

    Great shot….sunrise shots turn out to be some of my favorite photos in HDR. Perhaps the lens flare on the left could be cut out though?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/highdynamicreality Adam Schmid

    Trey,

    Can you give any price ranges for the different DVD sets?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks all!

    Anthony, I thought about that… but it didn’t bother me too much in this sitch.

    Adam – we are still pricing and will announce on the big day! :)

  • http://www.nekphotography.blogspot.com Jen Hannux

    The only word that describes this photo is perfect. Its exactly the type of thing I love to shoot myself.

  • http://www.toursdepartingtdaily.com Kevin Crone

    I have to say my favorite of all your shots are the road sunset ones. I love these. They are so “dynamic” if you will. I also feel that your Iceland shots are quite simply your best. I know you love Iceland, so it makes sense. You’re in a place you love, exercising your passion. There isn’t anything but greatness that can come from that! Amazing…

  • Roy

    Will you be able to ship to Mexico.

  • http://HotelSanSimeon Hotel San Simeon

    Absolutely stunning, best photo I have seen in a long, long time!

  • http://hdrguru.com Adam

    I love this time of day and you have captured it perfectly!

  • Patrick

    It’s not really small. Just much smaller than what we are used to from you.
    The original version is only 1820 x 1260 pixel. That’s about 2,3 Megapixels.
    Compared to yesterdays photo which was 5802 x 3879 pixels (22,5 Megapixels)
    it sure seems to be a lot smaller.
    Or did you have to crop it that much? (Doesn’t look that way, though.)

  • http://www.fredbeaupre.com/ Fred Beaupré

    Wow, splendid! I am wondering how you can achieve such crispness in your photos. I use a tripod, my XTi, three brackets, Photomatix, Aperture and Topaz Adjust but never are my photos that crisp. Well done Trey!

  • grover woessner

    Very much, I allways like it when the sun reaches out to the photographer as it does in this photo. Thanks for the share Trey.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Patrick – you are right! Something has happened… I don’t know what… this is a shame… I think I need to process this one again from the beginning :(

  • Tennye

    It is always a long road home or other wise when the sun is at your face. Nice shot though.

  • http://www.finestmomentsphoto.com jesse

    Good Stuff

  • http://lightningpaul.shutterchance.com LightningPaul

    Very nice view.

  • http://@chevypham chevy

    it looks like the road to heaven.

  • http://www.realvisionphotos.com RealVisionPhotos

    I am very impressed with this picture

    greetings Ben

    RealVisionPhotos

  • http://digitaldreams.smugmug.com john chandler

    some of your pictures are jaw dropping beautiful and i find myself stopped, and i can’t scroll to next image on the blog because my mind must bathe in the magnificent radiance of that sun. many of your pictures force me to stop and study it :)

  • http://pjlighthouse.com/ pjlighthouse

    awesome photo shot! it reminds me of life journey, its a long road with the light at the end :)

  • http://www.moncler-outlet.org/ monclernimei

    This picture is really beautiful!!!

  • http://www.kaddai.com monclerjjgg

    some of your pictures are jaw dropping beautiful and i find myself stopped

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