An Idiot in Iceland

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  1. Peanuts

    Peanuts TPF Noob!

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    By the way that idiot is me!

    So I managed to make it to Iceland alive - the problem is I forgot all of my filters *slaps forehead*.

    Luckily the person I am travelling with remembered theirs but common who comes to Iceland and forgets their filters?! This individual right here! *rant*

    Anyways, on the side note it is beautiful and I am looking forward to it, but I need some landscaper-ites to tell me some hint and tips to this type of photography so I will post two and please critique away, I need to learn this trick in 14 days!

    ETA: I am sitting in a hotel watching an American couple doing shots of Icelandic liquor - this is very entertaining

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    2. 3.2 seconds, f/22, ISO 50, 5 stop ND
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    3. 2 seconds, f/13, ISO 50, 5 stop ND
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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like you are doing pretty well already.

    One tip, if it's overcast and the sky just won't look good in photos...take advantage of that and photography scenes that would otherwise have too great of a tonal range. When it's overcast, the highlights aren't as bright and the shadows aren't as deep...so you can get all (or most) of the details on both ends of the scale...in just one exposure.
    And if the sky looks bland, then compose your shots to minimize or eliminate it.

    What are you doing up there anyway?
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you are on Iceland right now?

    why did you not tell me earlier? I was just about to travel to Iceland this weekend, but now decided for a different location ...
    would have been fun to meet up :)

    I would have come with all my filters ... grad-NDs, colour-grads, NDs, PLs, ... ;)
     
  4. Becky

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    Sweet, in about 40 hours I'll be there too :mrgreen::mrgreen:
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was just waiting for you to tell her! ;)
     
  6. Peanuts

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    What the hey! Meetup in Iceland this week! ;)

    Becky where abouts in iceland are you (or is this just a giant joke :lol:)
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No joke AFAIK, she is really going ... but she refused having me accompany her. ;)
     
  8. Antarctican

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    ^^^ Who could blame her? :greenpbl:

    Brittany, that is waaaaay too exciting that you're in Iceland. Wow! Can't wait to see the pics you post when you get back. The whole place is a photo op. Enjoy
     
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    :confused:

    OK, this now means no Anty-Alex Machu Picchu hike next year! :playball:
     
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    Brittany, where in Iceland are you? Reykyavik?
     
  11. Hawaii Five-O

    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

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    I saw in National Geographic that Iceland is a nice place.
     
  12. Peanuts

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    Thanks for the words of wisdom Mike, I will keep that in mind!

    I am in Iceladn essentially because the other individual wanted to go and bought two tickets so... that is why I am here - no specific reason!

    Anty, I was in Reykjavik (sp?) for a day and right now I am in Stykklholumer (sp?) and our plan is to drive around the entire island and be back in Reykjavik beginning of September for two days before heading back to warm Canada (who would have thought I would have ever said that :lol:)
     

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