Iceland in 16 Days: Day 10, Westfjords, Kelp on Rocky Shore Near Ísafjörður

The drive in the fjords to Ísafjörður was very scenic. We stopped many times along the way to photograph kelp glowing in the sun. This image was just before sunset.

Feature Image Details: Canon 16-35MM F4 L Lens at 17MM, F/16 for 1/8 second at ISO 100.

Positioning the sun right along the edge of a mountain or just behind, but peeking out of any object makes of a diffraction star, and the Canon 16-MM F4 lens does an excellent job. Best effect is when stopped down. Typically I use F16. F22 is not as sharp.

To get this image right, I manually blended several exposures using layers and layer masks in Photoshop. I await a version of Aurora-HDR for Windows to do this in a more automated fashion.

The easiest way to take multiple exposures with a Canon EOS 6D or other similar camera is to setup a custom function for taking multiple images. I take three images, at +0, -2, and +2. If I need another image or two I typically bracket in one direction.

Once again it was very late in the evening and we still had quite a bit to go to get to our hotel in Ísafjörður.

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock

Iceland in 16 Days: Day 10, Westfjords, Hólmavík

The wind was howling when I took the images on this page. I had to hold on to my tripod as the 40 mile an hour winds would have otherwise blown it over. The waves are along the shore somewhere near Hólmavík.

Feature Image Details: Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens at 55MM, F/16 for 0.8 seconds at ISO 100.

The howling winds made some interesting cloud formations. This cloud seemed like it was a mile long.

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Image Details: 24-105MM L lens at 24MM, F/10 for 1/10th second at ISO 100.

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I am not quite sure the name of this church. It was somewhere between Sauðárkrókur and Ísafjörður. I believe near Hólmavík. If someone knows, please send an email.

Image Details: 24-105MM L lens at 35MM, F/9 for 1/400th second at ISO 100.

We had dinner in Hólmavík and set off to Ísafjörður for the night.

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