Afternoon Ride • Canon 5D Mark II, 15mm Fisheye Lens
Reykjavik, Iceland • October 3, 2014
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Here's one of my favorite shots from my recent trip to Iceland during my last workshop there. That country is well known, and rightly so, for the many beautiful and majestic landscapes that can be explored....a true photographer's paradise...but there are also many interesting scenes to be found in the more settled parts of the island. This was taken on the day before the workshop began when I was wandering around Reykjavik having fun with a 15mm fisheye lens that I had rented from BorrowLenses.com. Since the theme of the workshop was Autumn and Aurora Discoveries, I liked the Fall colors in the trees, and also how they seemed to match the colors of the bike and the man's jacket. A shutter speed of 1/60th of a second created the slight blurring as he rode past me. The vertically-oriented tilt-shift blurring was created using the Blur Galleyr filter in Photoshop CC 2014.
Apropos Iceland, I've added the next workshop to the column on the right. This one takes place in early March, 2015 and will be focused on exploring Winter Landscapes, Ice Caves and Auroras. We already have registrations coming in so if you're interested in joining me on this fantastic trip, be sure to sign up soon!