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Christian Lim

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Icelandic Landscapes
« on: February 11, 2013, 01:46:52 AM »

Here is another set of images taken during Sept-Oct 2012 during a trip with some close friends to Iceland, toured with Tim Vollmer and Iurie Belegurschi. I opted for a month wherein there would be a chance to capture Aurora, but it still would not be as cold as winter. We did however manage to catch one of the fiercest snowstorms in the country for the past 20 yrs as we got stuck a couple of days up in akureyri.

Will be doing a safari and workshop as well this Sept 2013, with Iurie. for those who might be interested to join the trip.  :) In the meantime, will be meeting in Norway in a couple of weeks to iron details of the tour while catching some landscape.

Some images from Iceland...

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Re: Icelandic Landscapes
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 01:50:04 AM »



Disoriented, geothermal land gets filled with snow after a snowstorm on the way to Dettifoss. Was quite happy with this, for a near the equator dweller this was most certainly a treat to capture.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 01:55:18 AM »



Glacial Jewels, First sunrise in Iceland. at Jokulsarlon Glacier, walked almost towards the end going right to get away from all the people. Some chunks of Ice which I had to fish from the lagoon as everything kept moving and I was going for a long exposure.

here is raw file screen capture:
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 01:57:32 AM »



Green Energy, this one a freezing night on top of the some mountains in akureyri, iceland. after a september snowstorm. night cleared for one last night of aurora though it was pretty moderate during our whole stay (4 nights out of 14). no moon, the cover was pretty wide but not strong enough so I had to extend my exposure to 30s. looking forward to hunting some strong northern lights this march in tromso. hopefully I get those overhead ones that are so strong so can expose from 5-10 secs.

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 02:02:25 AM »



Band of Ice, first sunset, jokulsarlon glacier, before the bridge and the tourists, had to slide down a hill with all my gear. ended up in a narrow shoreline with all kinds of motion from the ice depending on how big and how near, opted for an ultra long exposure for an artsy feel.

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 02:08:52 AM »



Passage Way, Overcast weather starts to give way to a bit of light at kirkjufell, this is one of the most iconic mountain + water stream landscapes I have ever heard of and seen so it was but natural for us to make 3 trips to this place to make sure that we captured it in the right light. kirkjufell, snaefellsnes.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 02:17:50 AM »



svartifoss waterfall in skaftafell national park, a close up shot is what I chose to take to showcase the hexagonal basalt columns, the light of the sun also cast a shadow over half the falls which made for an interesting monochrome mood.

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 04:45:53 AM »

Wow. Some beauties there. I'm still trying to persuade my wife that this is somewhere we should visit. Images like this might just swing it, fingers crossed.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 06:10:03 AM »

Iceland, to me, is a magical place and you truly managed to convey that feeling with your fantastic images. While they are about landscape, you got some movement in them (via thermal vents, long exposures, etc...) and I like it.

Well done, Christian!
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 09:44:45 AM »

Iceland, to me, is a magical place and you truly managed to convey that feeling with your fantastic images. While they are about landscape, you got some movement in them (via thermal vents, long exposures, etc...) and I like it.

Well done, Christian!
I totally agree. My one trip to Iceland in 1974 was absolutely magical, and your images convey the magic well.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 02:20:38 PM »

Wow. Some beauties there. I'm still trying to persuade my wife that this is somewhere we should visit. Images like this might just swing it, fingers crossed.

Me too (my wife, of course, not yours).

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 02:56:57 PM »

Sod it, take my wife too. I'll take Jessica Alba instead.








Don't tell my wife though  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 03:01:24 PM »

Great images. Most of the color work I see from Iceland is waaaay over processed even on this site-landscape on steroids. These are believable.
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 09:05:30 PM »

^ thanks! made it a discipline to shoot with the right settings/filters/light while keeping the colors true to the scene and natural.  :)


Cold Vision, through an ice boulder and carving out a hole. jokulsarlon glacier.... after sunrise.

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 09:09:16 PM »



First Act, first to shoot to check the aurora has its advantages... you get a chance to test shoot the first burst. here is the reykjanes lighthouse with the northern lights over the peninsula using the car headlamps to illuminate the ground.

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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 09:12:06 PM »



Black Beauty, the beautiful black church of Budir along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, here shot in monochrome setting with an infrared filter.

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2013, 11:49:24 PM »

^ thanks! made it a discipline to shoot with the right settings/filters/light while keeping the colors true to the scene and natural.  :)


Cold Vision, through an ice boulder and carving out a hole. jokulsarlon glacier.... after sunrise.

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Surely an extraordinary image.

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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 01:20:52 AM »

^ thanks so much for the kind words guys, sharing some more! ;)



CINDERELLA, first landscape light image in iceland during our two week trip, to start september 2012, we opted to stop at the anti-tourist spot of jokulsarlon so we could have some peace shooting the sunset. in this part the shore was almost non existent and we had to lift some really big ice from the shores as they were all floating around.

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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 01:24:20 AM »



Lost in Motion, one of the most recognizable landscape images of Iceland is Kirkjufell, having done my research on this location for months prior to the visit and constantly searching and looking out for updated images. I have not seen a colored Infrared shot of it, so here is a false color infrared shot of the iconic landscape.

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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 01:27:38 AM »



Svínafellsjökull, South Iceland (i think) lost track of where we were.. not so intimate as the ice layers were huge... you can barely see a person walking from this vantage point. Sand from the sea blasted by the winds into the glacier give the blue ice a surreal matte finish. No processing done, just resize and sharpen for web.

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