The Busiest Sheep in Iceland

The Winners of the All-Expenses Trip to New Zealand and the Sony A7!

We recently had a live video hangout to announce the winners! It was part of the release of the new HDR Tutorial on Video. To see the winners, and all the runners-up, check out the video. Enjoy! :)

Daily Photo – The Busiest Sheep in Iceland

See that little sheepy there on the left? I think he must eat the tall parts of all the grass in that entire field to keep it looking perfect.

In fact, I'm often amazed at these huge fields of perfect grass. No one ever mows them, and usually there is almost no sheep. I have no idea how the grass is so perfect all the time. It's really mind-bending and I stop thinking about it too much after a while because it begins to hurt. It's that same kind of brain-hurt that you think about when you wonder what things would be like if there was no universe. I put it up there on that scale.

The Busiest Sheep in Iceland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture11
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+3

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Driving High Along the Fjords

SXSW Photowalk Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners from the SXSW Photowalk, and thanks to the sponsors below for providing the prizes!

Anthony Quintano won a Genie Syrp. (There’s a coupon code at that link too if you want to pick one up!)

Jesus Manuel Mena Garza won an FStop Loka Bag.

Michael Connell won a Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR Mid-sized ballhead.

Russell Pankratz and Matthew Southard each won a Padded Cordura Pouch from Really Right Stuff.

Jim Jochetz, Paul Johnston, and Alfredo Mora each won a XUME Adapter

And congratulations to those that received a $100 Gift Certificates from Adorama!
Richard Ramos
Andrea Bolognini
Cathy Malloy
Aniv Das
Kalyana Kavuri

Daily Photo – Driving High Along the Fjords

The roads in Iceland normally follow the bottom part of the valley. Here, in this particular area, the road was about halfway up one of the mountains, which gave me a bit of a downward perspective. Every few miles there is an interesting, old, weather-beaten barn like this one to set the scene. It may not even be so old, and maybe the weather there is so rough that it makes things look old before their time.

Driving High Along the Fjords

Driving High Along the Fjords

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length72.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Farm in the Vastness

Special Events

During the last live class, I mentioned a few special events. No worries – we are still planning those. They are taking a bit of time for us to get our heads around and properly plan, but we’ll put something together that is amazing! :) More info in the future…

Daily Photo – Farm in the Vastness

When you drive across Iceland, scene after scene is soooo…. epic! You just get this feeling of a vastness that permeates everything. There is a kind of timelessness in the architecture too, like you are unsure if something is new or quite old.

I felt this way when I passed through this valley full of farms with a little farmhouse right in the middle.

Farm in the Vastness

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4
  • ISO1250
  • Focal Length35mm (35mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Soft Sunset over the Gentle Stream

Photomatix for the win

Many people are asking if I still use Photomatix, and the answer is an absolute yes! I use it to process all the photos you see on the site here. If you want to try it yourself, you can read more information here on the Photomatix Review.

Daily Photo – Soft Sunset over the Gentle Stream

Every time I visit this little stream in the northern part of Iceland, it seems exactly the same. It makes me wonder if it ever gets high or low or just flows perfectly all the time.

If it does flow perfectly like this all the time, I’d be tempted to build a house right over it! Wouldn’t it be cool to have a perfect stream just flow right through your home?

Soft Sunset over the Gentle Stream

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35mm (35mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Waterfall of Certain Doom

New eBook: WordPress for Photographers

We recently released WordPress for Photographers, a new eBook by Peter Adams. This is a step-by-step guide that will teach you everything about setting up WordPress, choosing a theme/design for your website, and adding content. Also included are advanced techniques for working with image galleries, importing image meta-data, optimizing image search, and a whole lot more!

There are many other new books over at Flatbooks as well, and I hope you’ll like them all!

 

Daily Photo – Waterfall of Certain Doom

This has become one of my favorite remote waterfalls in the world! Whenever I am taking photos of these places, I spend a lot of time there. I often imagine what it would be like to tumble over the edge… wondering various ways I could survive… if I’d get caught in a whirlpool underwater… or if I would just pop up like in the movies.

If you are ever near Akureyri, I suggest you visit this spot… if you are feeling bold, clamber down the side of the waterfall like I did here to get this shot…

Waterfall of Certain Doom

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/22
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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