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Dimmuborgir



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Contest Finalist in Iceland The Beautiful Photo Contest
Runner Up in Mountains And The Night Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Mountains And The Night Photo Contest
Peer Choice Award
Contest Finalist in Rugged Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Starry Starry Night Photo Contest
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Capture The Four Elements Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 3
Our Natural Planet Photo ContestTop 10 class
Strong Foregrounds Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Strong Foregrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 1
Strong Foregrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Finding Arches In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 20 class
Finding Arches In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 10 class week 1
Amazing Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Amazing Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color In The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
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Starry Starry Night Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 30 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating The Green Color Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Starry Starry Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Mysterious Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 30 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Mysterious Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 10 class
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5 Comments | Report
rolandbach
 
rolandbach March 18, 2017
Great shot. Love it.
Desstanee
 
Desstanee July 14, 2017
Beautiful!
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater November 23, 2017
Beautiful capture
lindseykirk
 
lindseykirk November 25, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
LauraAnnG PRO
 
LauraAnnG November 26, 2017
Beautiful image!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was the result of a lot of planning, more than a little luck, and some crampon-assisted effort over a few miles of ice in the lava fields of northern Iceland last winter.
Time
I believe I shot this a little after 2 in the morning. I was on location all night long.
Lighting
Always bring a speedlight! I typically don't add any artificial light to my landscapes but while setting up a timelapse on of my partners on this adventure started testing his lights on the far side of the arch, momentarily illuminating one side of the arch. I asked him to do it again and loved the effect, so I had him fire it off from a few different angles to brighten up my exposure and show off the arch.
Equipment
shot this with a canon 5d mk iv, a rokinon 14mm, a benro tripod and a canon speedlight.
Inspiration
In the months leading up to this 17 day Iceland trip I had done a lot of research and planning, and had mostly ruled out the north as being too inhospitable due to winter weather. Everything changed as soon as I landed and started looking at the weather patterns. Myself and my fellow photographer on the trip, Noel Marcantel, started sitting down every night to review weather forecasts and started chasing holes in the storms in search of auroras each night sometimes driving as far as to go from the very northwest corner to the very southeast. We found ourselves in the middle of the north one night and after reading about "Dimmuborgir" and its violently created volcanic terrain ,as well as the local legends of the angry homicidal trolls who inhabited its lava fields, we knew we had to go and see it.
Editing
Yes. Being limited to only one speedlight, and having to shoot wide open to catch the sky I needed to shoot several exposures and focus blend for the aurora and the foreground and to get some of the light painting right.
In my camera bag
I travel way too heavy. On this night, I had two bodies, an emotimo tb3 and rhino slider for timelapse, a whole range of lenses, two tripods, and a speedlight. I think my favorite addition on this trip was my jetboil though - as a hot meal and some coffee served to extend the length of time everyone was willing to stay pretty significantly.
Feedback
Plan for the weather, bring the right survival and traction gear, and then go do something that others aren't willing to. For me, its all about getting to see something that others haven't seen before, or that hasn't been photographed a million times already. Adventure and find something new.

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