Sunrise at Rif. Honorable Mention, Digital Travel, N4C, April 2014
For a sense of scale at this enormous waterfall, notice the people on the rim toward the right. Honorable Mention, N4C Travel Print, September 2014. Honorable Mention, Best of N4C, Sept 2015.
The geyser's name is Stokkur, which is near the more famous geyser, Geysir. But Geysir no longer erupts.
We photographed the aurora at Stokkur, which had just erupted in this photo; the vapor from the geyser drifted off to the left, catching the orange light from the restaurant nearby.
Geyser Steam and Aurora at Geysir Iceland
Honorable Mention, Digital Travel, N4C, May 2014; Honorable Mention, Best of N4C 2014
Sky on Fire
The auroral display was long lasting that night. In all, we photographed from 8:30 pm to 3:30 am, getting to our hotel at 4. Honorable Mention, Digital Pictorial, N4C April 2014; Honorable Mention, Best of N4C 2014
The vapor from the geyser, which had erupted moments before, catches the orange light from the restaurant as it drifts off to the left. Honorable Mention, N4C Digital Travel, Oct 2014. Honorable Mention, Best of N4C Sept 2015.
Iceland Meteorologic Service Reports Most Active Aurora in 7 Years
It started to cloud up at Stokkur, so we drove to Pingvellir National Park, pictured here. Honorable Mention, Digital Journalism, N4C, May 2014.
Svínafellsjökull is part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier in Skaftafell National Park
The next day, we took a guided walk on the glacier, Svínafellsjökull.
From the left: Lucy (from France, joined us for the glacier walk), Cosmas Liu, David Smith, Clare (France), Mark Rasmussen, Michael Kirkland, Dennis Krukover, the abyss, and me.
One of the many farms along the way.
The modest farms were often sited in dramatic locations.
1st, Nature Prints, N4C, May 2014
A glacier calves icebergs into a lagoon (Jokulsarlon). At low tide, the icebergs are carried by a strong rip out to the ocean, where they are beaten back on to the black sand beach by the wind and waves. 2nd, B&W prints, N4C, April 2014
That's Mark Rasmussen far down the beach to the right.
The sun came out briefly. It rained now and then. The wind always blew.
This waterfall (Skogafoss) is known for the mist bow created when the light hits it in late afternoon.
From lava cliffs to black sand dunes, at Vestvhorn Mt, near Hofn on the southwest coast.
Vesterurhorn Moutain and Black Sand. 2nd place in Iowa State Fair Photography Salon, 2014.
Honorable Mention, Digital Pictorial, N4C, May 2014
Hallgrimskirkja is a famous landmark in Reykjavik. This is the view as you enter Hallgrimskirkja, perhaps half way down the aisle.
Turning around, you see the magnificent pipe organ at the back of the church.