Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On the Road to Hvitserkur

Well there've not been any posts in over a week, so I dug up this pano for posting. The sun is blown out but it does give a sense of the wildness of the day. (I've got some good video from that day as well, but that's still in development...)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Ghosts of Djupavik

I noticed that the wall of the old fish processing plant resembled a face, and could not resist photographing it. But it was not until I got home and processed my film did I realize that there was another "face" on the hull of the old ship, which watched me photograph his fellow ghost. Apparently trolls are not the only spirits in Iceland.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hasselblad Hard At Work

I thought it was fun to include my camera in some of these for it's scrapbook...

Another stitched panorama, this one from our day west of Isafjordur and after the high climb to "Feather Plateau". I've a few more of these to share, but I'm starting to run dry. :(

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Not so Blue Lagoon

This was my last Instax shot of the trip. My trusty toy camera did the best that it could, but sadly, the lagoon isn't blue. Hopefully, Roger got a better shot with his camera. In any case, I'm still happy to have this snap. It is a very nice memento of our last day together in Iceland.

Van Snaps

Meant to post these eons ago, but they kept getting misplaced on the disaster that is my desk.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Real Dan

This is to thank Dan Henderson, our brilliant photographer and musician.

Daniela alias Danni

Monday, November 2, 2009


Delayed Troll - frozen by the one and only ray of sun on that cloudy day....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hot off the Wire...

I heard on the news this evening that the three McDonald's in Iceland are closing, due to the economic problems there. I hope the troll does not have a Big Mac attack!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Raudisandur was a pretty cool place. We didn't linger here too long, but the atmospherics were great.

Beached Boat

down the beach from the Hvitserkur (sp) Arch.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I have been busier than the proverbial one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest lately, and have not had a chance to revisit a lot of my photos. I was intending to do a lot of these digital pictures as large platinums, but the subtle colors in so many of them have me thinking....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rio Amazonas of Iceland

Invited by the trolls, I left the car and Roger and Tim behind and followed the trolls on an amazing flight over Iceland. At first, I thought, they want to show me the Rio Amazonas of Iceland.
The trolls however were desperate about that statement.

Don't you see us dancing?
Do you see them?

North shore of Kleifarvatn

Waiting for the Nessie troll at Kleifarvatn on the Reykjanes Peninsula with Tim and Roger.

The lake is known for draining itself from time to time. (see news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/10/1001_lostlake.html). And the lake refills itself in mysterious ways.

I thought, to photograph it while it is pouring with rain just fits...


Friday, October 16, 2009

Highway 61 Visited

Self Portrait

Did anyone else do any self portraits? This was in the elevator at the hotel Sandy and I stayed in our last night (sniff).

Dynjandi's Stream

Looking towards the fjord...

Fuji Instax Snaps

Sorry to be late to the blog party. I don't multitask well. Until I can actually get through my negatives, here are some vacation snaps.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Before Dynjandi

Up on the plateau above Dynjandi...

Raudisandur Panorama

I'm starting to stitch together some of the panoramas that I took...
Note who's on the right.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Other Side of the Mountain

This is what I saw from my vantage point from the mountain top occupied by the radar station...does anyone recall its name?

Dynjandi Waterfall

My take on the Dynjandi waterfall.

Friday, October 9, 2009

East of Sudavik

This was my best shot from the little pond we stopped at between Isafjordur and Bjarnarfjordur.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Drying Fish; Djupavik

Tim commented to me that the wind was blowing the drying fish around too much to get a clear photograph, inspiring me to walk down and shoot with a long enough exposure to make them really blurry.

That Place with the River...

After our crazy ascent into the clouds, that place where the river was emptying into the ocean was a rich stop for me. Unfortunately most of my film from there was destroyed by a light leak in one of my backs.
Oh well... Stories of the ones that got away. It'll definitely be on my place of must return to's.

The Sea - Reykjanes peninsular.

This one was on the Reykjanes peninsular near the hydrothermal power plan 8 mils west of Grindavik.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009


While we were shooting the abandoned ship Gardar I was drawn to this small patch of grass that had taken hold in a corroded piece of the hull. I wonder if it will survive the Icelandic winter?

Walkin' After Midnight....

The night I whacked my head and after our night in the bar in Isafjordur, I went out walking with Clay on one of his late night walkabouts. We shot all kinds of things, walked the harbor, pet a kitty and had some great conversation. With homage to Clay and his night shooting, I offer up a few snaps of the night.

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's a Horta ...

She is the mother of her race ! I found this smiling Horta on Earth, 66° 10 ' N 23° 20' W on Bolafjall.
As you can see, she wasn't making any hostile move and as a very logical creature, she decided to allow me to take this exclusive portrait.
No better place to be for a silicon-based life form ! No better place to explore for us ...going, where no photographer has gone before...
(well, at least, it was a yellow-dotted road...)

Monday, September 28, 2009


Today's weather here in west Michigan is something to warm an Icelander's heart: 35 to 50 mph winds, 12 foot waves on Lake Michigan, and horizontal rain. So I channeled it into the darkroom (metaphorically, that is) to work on this print that I have been aching to get to.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

A small waterfall at the base of Dynjandi Falls

This small waterfall caught my eye before I climbed to the top of Dynjandi Falls. I was visualising the image and how it would look all the way to the top of the falls and back down again. This is a scan and I hope the print is better.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Apologies to Deep Purple

I think the name of "this Place" is "Dykes On The Water, And Fire In The Sky". You'll hopefully remember that Clay helpfully explained that the rock formations were created from a dike (a flow of lava that fills a vertical crack).

Just in case you need the song reference, see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jp3de50_d8
Tidal channel at the fjord to the south of Isafjordur. Really can't think of anything too funny to say about this.

Rocks water and sky.

Hell, I almost nodded off on my keyboard just now.

It's that soothing. Have some wine. And some nice Humboldt Fog cheese. And sure, the crackers are organic. The wheat is crushed only by millers who read the Daily Kos. Can you believe those people with the guns? And the mis-spelled signs? Oh my.