This guy Joe who visited Iceland has been one of the reasons we want to go to Iceland and ride our bikes. I have read a few ride reports and of course have been reading about this mysterious land and country. I truly believe spending about 3 to 4 weeks riding around Iceland would be a dream come true. The landscape is so different and beautiful….who wants to come along???? Be sure to watch the video!
Scenes From Niceland
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This short video is comprised of all the video footage I shot while in Iceland while my cameras were not being used for timelapse and still photography. This video was shot entirely on the Canon 5DII. I also created a timelapse video from the trip titled “Midnight Sun | Iceland” which can be viewed here vimeo.com/30581015
This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011. Locations include Jokusarlon, Budir, Landmannalaugar, Godafoss, Lake Myvatn, Vik, Dyrholaey, and many more.
For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting in Iceland I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland is a landscape photographers/cinematographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August.
My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple… You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.
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Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses
Special Thanks to:
REYKJAVIK RENT A CAR (reykjavikrentacar.is/)
Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
Kessler Crane (kesslercrane.com/)
Michael Levy Studio (typolover.com) for his Icelandic eROADBOOK