Steve Gosling: two photos from his recent (and first) trip to Iceland
‘Dolphins’ (Jokulsarlon, Iceland)
2 minutes @f16; 10 stop ND filter, Alpa TC camera, 36mm Apo-Switar lens, Phase One digital back, Gitzo Explorer GT2541EX carbon fibre tripod together with a G1276M off-centre ball head
The great thing about landscape photography in the summer in Iceland is that it stays light for almost 24 hours – this photograph was taken around 10.30 at night. This was shot on my first visit and I was just overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. I used a long exposure of 2 minutes (enable by a 10 stop ND filter) to record the movement in the windblown clouds.
‘The Glacial Lagoon’ (Jokulsarlon, Iceland)
6 secs @f22; 0.9 ND grad soft, Alpa TC camera, 36mm Apo-Switar lens, Phase One digital back, Gitzo Explorer GT2541EX carbon fibre tripod together with a G1276M off-centre ball head
Another image from Jokulsarlon, taken at around midnight. Just minutes before I took this photograph the iceberg (that can seen at the top of the shot) had split in two with an echoing crack and rolled over, turning upside down in the water. It was an amazing experience to watch it unfold in front of me.
About the Photographer
Steve is a professional photographer who specialises in producing creative & contemporary landscape and travel images. His photographs have been published internationally (e.g. on posters, greetings cards, book covers, advertisements) and have illustrated books, magazines, newspapers & calendars across the world.
He enjoys writing & teaching about photography and is a regular contributor to many of the major photography magazines in the UK as well as a growing number of overseas titles. He has run a successful workshop programme for several years, encouraging and inspiring photographers of all levels.
More of his images can be found at www.stevegoslingphotography.co.uk