So as I've been reviewing my vast collection of images taken in Iceland and Scandinavia last year, I keep coming across shots that Kate took of me 'being a photographer'. She took plenty of other photos of me being lots of other stupid things, but I don't think they are relevant to this blog :)
I thought I'd share with you Kate's photos of me shooting, alongside the resulting image I got. It might help to give a bit of perspective of a place, and inspire you even more to visit. I'm also hoping it might give you an idea of the amount of gear us photographers choose to lug around and the conditions/positions we get ourselves into in order to 'get the shot'...
Öxarárfoss was our first 'foss' (waterfall) in Iceland. The first of many!!!! It is located in Thingvellir National Park, a short walk from the historic gorge where Iceland's parliament has been meeting since 930AD.
It's a pretty little waterfall, and despite the typical Icelandic inclement weather and challenging overcast sky, I managed to get a fairly pleasing shot.
As you can see from Kate's shot, shooting on a glarey overcast day can fool a camera's exposure meter, blowing out the sky completely. It required a bit of exposure compensation, and reduction of highlights in Lightroom, to reduce that effect. A circular polariser also came in quite handy to reduce the glare and reflection coming off the wet rocks.
Thanks Kate for the great shot :)