The New Year, New Photography Tours
Looking at this picture from Víkurfjara shore, South Iceland made me think of how good last year was for us. Starting a new year is always something special. After holidays with friends and family, one is really looking forward and ready to start the new year. Maybe making some promises to yourself to be a better person, a better photographer, a better salesperson and other things you would like to improve. Not forgetting the promises to widen our horizon and visit other countries.
Photography at Víkurfjara shore, South Iceland
When this picture was taken we were doing a photography tour along the south coast of Iceland with an extremely nice couple from the USA. They were not young in years but they were so young in spirit and willing to explore and see new things. For us, it was so gratifying being with them. We were not that lucky with the weather as it rained a lot but the light was with us. That is really what counts when photographing. The beach Víkurfjara on the south coast of Iceland by the village of Vík is a sight to see. One always has to be careful though as the waves can be very strong and dangerous.
Light on the beach
As the picture from Víkurfjara (FJARA in Icelandic means BEACH) shows, the waves were big and the sky was dark, but the light on the sand was unbelievable. I would say that the light in Iceland makes it so interesting for photography. Of course, it has also to with other things. On private tours as ours, we can take as much time as we like at each location. Anyway, here we started shooting and the outcome was rather good.
How this picture was taken
The weather was rather windy and the clouds were nice. It had been raining so we had been waiting for a while. But once it stopped we went out of the car and started shooting our photos of Iceland beaches. Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2,8 lens at 24mm f/11, ISO 100, shutter speed 1/400 sec, and handheld.