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#61 Big Andy

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:35 PM

@Photo-Kiboko Thanks a lot for all that information, it is exactly as I thought it would be but it's nice to have it confirmed. I have been to Iceland a couple of times in the winter and always insisted on tyres with spikes when booking in advance. I'll have to see if this is possible in Norway when I organize things. I was lucky enough to be in Iceland last year when they had the strongest aurora show for ten years, if you follow the link http://www.naturalwo...land-2015/c1l9kyou can take a look. Thank you once again for your help.


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:31 PM

@Big Andy,
Wow! Great Aurora pictures from Iceland!
I cannot compete with it.

I was in January the first time in Iceland.
I travelled the ring road “clockwise”.
Iceland road condition of the ring road between Movant and Egilsstadir.

 



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I got a nice rental car with two-wheel drive, plenty of horsepower and no spikes.
The car is great for the German Autobahn but does not really fit to Iceland.
I took pictures from landscapes in a full moon night.
I parked the car in a small parking lot on the way between Akureyri and Myvatn.
The wind got stronger and stronger.
I tried to leave the parking lot.
The wind has pushed the car sideways over the parking lot.
The uncontrolled ride ended with three wheels in deep snow.
The remaining wheel was still on the ice.
Three friendly Icelanders pulled with their Jeep my car back on the road.
During the pull I could see my first polar light.
But it disappeared immediately, after my car was back on the road.

After this experience, I was more careful in remote areas.
On the following picture is the road to the Dettifoss.
There was no gravel, just ice.
Therefore, I decided not to go to Dettifoss.
 


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The roads to the highlands are closed.
It is not allowed to go these roads with a normal rental car.

 




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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:38 PM

Some landscape pictures from Iceland.

I have arranged the tour according to the weather conditions.
Main goal of the trip were polar lights.
I spent several nights in the car around Myvatn.
There was clear sky, but no polar lights.
Maybe low energetic lights were there, but I was unable to see it.

Next attempt was in Hallomstadur, which is located south of Egilsstadir.
After waiting for about four hours a low energetic polar light appeared.
The naked eye cannot see colors, if the light is very low.
There was no green.
Instead, the sky was a little bit like fifty shades of grey.
The camera sensor is more sensitve as the eye.
One shade of grey turned into green.

 


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Iceland is located  south of the polar light circle.
Therefore I travelled further north in the next night.
After six hours a polar light appeared.
But, it was very faint and close to the horizon.
The polar light circle is further north.
This was the last polar light of the trip.

I headed south.
The afternoon sun near Höfn.
This was a low effort picture.
I just stopped the car and took it out of the window.

 


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@Big Andy: you know the spot ...

Another nice location is Skogafoss.
It is illuminated by the afternoon sun and a rainbow occurs.
I had to wait for a long time to get a picture without people.
It is a very busy place. Many busses stop here and release a larger number of people.
It was not much fun for me.

 


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Therefore, I made a second attempt on the next morning.
At 7 am the Skogafoss was iluminated by a half moon.
I need not to share the fall with other people.

 


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:11 PM

@Photo-Kiboko Yes I've been to Skogafoss a few times but never after dark, that's a great night time shot that I might have a go at if I get the chance go back there again. That road really does look dangerous I wouldn't want to be on that without full winter studs. We used a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser with studs and it looks bad for that, never mind a standard road car.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:40 PM

Some photo's from my local area here in Dampier, Western Australia.

Camping at Dolphin Island Easter long weekend in March.

 

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:10 AM

Love the jumping Dolphin, great shot! :)



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:22 PM

Winter has returned to Yellowstone. It was 80 degrees F when we arrived in Gardiner Montana on Sunday.

 

Today

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Lake Yellowstone

 

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:13 PM

An image of Skogafoss when the sun cooperates to produce a rainbow.

 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:24 AM

Unexpected Snowfall

 

 

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Snow-capped Frozen Pomegranate

 

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Down the Walkway

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:53 PM

RSPB reserve Pulborough brooks, E.Sussex. UK

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

October at Crater Lake where there was already 3 feet of snow along the rim.

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Winter on the central California coast

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:01 PM

Two weeks ago we headed to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park to cross country ski. This has been a big snow year in the Sierras so there was still a 7-8 ft base at the 7400 ft elevation of where Montecito Sequoia Lodge is located.

 

Grant Grove

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The Generals Highway between Sequoia and Kings Canyon

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Montecito Sequoia Lodge

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