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I'm Back June 03, 2014 | Chicago, IL

After taking a long hiatus, I am finally back to taking pictures. It's been a few weeks since my last post, and I think I have posted the last Iceland photo for a while anyway. This shot is from about a week ago as I caught the sunrise at North Ave Beach.

It's been a while since my last post.  This North Ave Beach sunrise is from a week or so ago.

It's been a while since my last post. This North Ave Beach sunrise is from a week or so ago.

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From Inside the Glacier March 14, 2014 | Jokulsarlon, Iceland

This was taken from inside a glacier on the Jokulsarlon ice beach. It was a little tricky to get this shot just right as I had to take the camera off of the tripod and rest it on the ice. After a lot of trial and error I came up with this shot.

Inside one of the Jokulsarlon glaciers. Had to take the camera off of the tripod and after much trial and error came up with this shot.

Inside one of the Jokulsarlon glaciers. Had to take the camera off of the tripod and after much trial and error came up with this shot.

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Horsing Around February 27, 2014 | Fossahola, Iceland

Get it!?! This is another shot of the majestic Icelandic Horse.

This is another shot of the majestic Icelandic Horse.

This is another shot of the majestic Icelandic Horse.

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Fjallsárlón February 25, 2014 | Fjallsárlón, Iceland

This is Fjallsárlón one of the last stops on my Iceland photo tour.

Fjallsárlón, one of the last stops on the Iceland photo tour.

Fjallsárlón, one of the last stops on the Iceland photo tour.

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Iceland in Motion February 24, 2014 | Vesturhorn, Iceland

This is another shot from Vesturhorn, Iceland. The light was perfect during this sunset and the clouds formed perfectly on top of this already photogenic mountain top.

Another shot from Vesturhorn with the clouds forming perfectly above the mountain top.

Another shot from Vesturhorn with the clouds forming perfectly above the mountain top.

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Fossahola February 19, 2014 | Fossahola, Iceland

This is a waterfall off the beaten path called Fossahola. I haven't been able to find any other photos or information online about it. This was one of the nicer things about having a tour guide who is familiar with the area and was able to come up with places nearby when the lighting was just right.

Fossahola, a hidden gem only known by our tour guide, Tony. Can you spot the other photogs from my tour in this photo?

Fossahola, a hidden gem only known by our tour guide, Tony. Can you spot the other photogs from my tour in this photo?

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Sunrise through the Iceberg February 18, 2014 | Jokulsarlon, Iceland

This image was actually quite challenging to produce. Since I was shooting straight into the sun, I had to blend together multiple exposures to minimize over-exposed highlights and under-exposed shadows. While it didn't come out perfectly I think what I made out of this shot is pretty cool. This is Iceland's famous Ice Beach.

Another shot of Jokulsarlon famous black sand ice beach right after sunrise.

Another shot of Jokulsarlon famous black sand ice beach right after sunrise.

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Icelandic Horse February 12, 2014 | Fossahola, Iceland

My photography tour of Iceland would not have been complete without capturing the native horse. Taking a break from the majestic landscapes made for a great change of pace on our last day of the tour. These guys were super friendly and loved having their heads scratched. I was sitting down shooting up at one point, and one of these guys started chewing on my foot. I think he was just trying to get my attention for a much needed head scratch.

The famous Icelandic horse.

The famous Icelandic horse.

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Vik Zoomed February 11, 2014 | Vik, Iceland

If I had to describe my style of photography, perhaps the most distinguishing aspect would be my preference for wide angles. Over time I have wondered why I prefer images zoomed out so much. Is it more representative of how the human eye sees things? Perhaps it's just easier to make compositions with everything in front of you. Anyways, this is a rare shot at a tight angle, 122mm in this case.

A zoomed in look at some rock formations off of the coast of Vik, Iceland.

A zoomed in look at some rock formations off of the coast of Vik, Iceland.

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Skogafoss Approves February 10, 2014 | Skogafoss, Iceland

This is a shot from a point about 2/3 up Skogafoss, one of Iceland's biggest foss (that means falls in Icelandic). There is a ladder leading up to this point with what seems to be a warning signs picturing a stick figuring falling backwards off of the waterfall. "Be Careful" I guess...

A shot from about 2/3 up Skogafoss.

A shot from about 2/3 up Skogafoss.

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