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Layers

It’s eye-opening to experience how my relation to Iceland evolves over time. I’m here for the fifth time, now spending the entire summer in the …

Iceland

Dark Mountains

It’s not over until it’s over – this is a golden truth in photography. We were driving the whole afternoon for nothing. It rained, and the waterfall …

Iceland

Roadside Sunset

Sometimes great photographic opportunities present themselves in unexpected situations. But as the saying goes, luck favors the prepared.<p>We were …

MacBook Air

Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder 4.7 Released

My Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder app is now available on the App Store.<p>The major new feature is the ability to create a custom wide converter, on which …

Viewfinders

Glacier Hiding

Glaciers are almost always surrounded by clouds. Is it because the water vapor entering the air when ice melts? I think so. Nevertheless, parts of …

Apple News

Cloudy Highland Evening

Weather is ever changing in Iceland. The forecast said partly cloudy (my favorite) for the highlands, but during the two hours it takes to drive from …

Iceland

Yet Another Puffin Portrait

I can’t help it – I like to shoot puffin portraits. Over time you see so many different faces, different personalities, different, but untold …

Geysir – In a Different Way

I prefer to be alone (or with a few friends at most) when photographing. Which gets increasingly hard in Iceland. The number of tourists had already …

Iceland

Custom Wide Converters in Viewfinder 4.7

My Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder app has a unique feature from day one. Something that no competitor managed to copy: real-time distortion correction …

Viewfinders

Timeless Mountains

Mountains exist on a different time scale than we humans live our fleeting lives. Only if they could tell all those things they witnessed. Maybe that …

Canon

Gullfoss in Pink

On the evening the image below was made we originally planned to go to the highlands of Iceland. But just a few kilometers into road F35 I noticed …

Iceland

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review – Part 2

This is the second installment of my ongoing EOS-1D X Mark II review. You can read Part 1 here. My other posts comparing effective reach of the 1D X …

Canon

The Volcano Dreams

Snæfellsjökull is dormant for the last 2000 years or so. But on warm summer evenings it dreams. And sometimes the waggish sky revels these dreams.<p>The …

Canon

A New Days Begins in Fjallabak

Driving the Ladmannalaugavegur and the Fjallabaksleið north in the morning can be quite a challenge. The Sun shines right into your face in several …

Bláhnúkur Sunset

Unlike several things in Iceland, Landmannalaugar changed very little over the last decade. Well, the road seemed a bit worse (more washboards), …

Heavy Rain

Eldey Blue Hour

While waiting for the car’s coolant leak fixed, we’re limited to exploring areas closer to Reykjavík. But there are a couple of interesting places in …

A Witty, Sarcastic Look on Us Photographers

We, the people behind the camera, know our world quite well. But have you ever wondered how our habits, rituals and priorities are perceived from the …

Photographers

A Year with the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

I’m using the “new” 500mm Canon for slightly more than a year now, so it’s time to share my opinions on it. During the last year I had posted a bunch …

1D X Mark II or 7D Mark II for Reach?

This was an important question for me. But let me rephrase it more precisely: given the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens and 1.4x III and 2x III …

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review – Part 1

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is a huge topic, so I decided to slice the review. I also don’t want to reiterate specs or things that you can find on …

1D X II, 5DS R and 7D II AF Drive Speed Compared

I’m currently waiting for Capture One to support the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. RAW converter options available at the moment (Canon DPP and …

Kuuvik Capture 2.4 Released

The latest update to Kuuvik Capture is now available on the Mac App Store. First and foremost, we’ve added support for the brand new <b>Canon EOS-1D X</b> …

It’s All About Color Contrast

Why do I prefer shooting purple herons in the reeds? It’s all about color contrast. During evenings this location is perfectly front-lit, so blue sky …

Photography

A Great Reed Warbler from 2012

From time to time I scroll through old images. Especially ones from the same location and same time frame. And usually end up in a ruthless editing …

The Ballet Has Begun – With a Little Extra

Herons finally arrived and I spent the afternoon with warming up for the season. This year will be radically different from the previous ones because …

Performing Arts

Artist’s Viewfinder 4.6 Available

The latest update to the Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder adds complete support for the iPhone SE.This means two things. First, we’ve measured the angle …

Viewfinders

While Waiting

I’m waiting for several things to arrive. For egrets, herons, and my 1D X Mark II. And while waiting, I’m sifting through last year’s images. The one …

Imminent Storm

On the evening of April 1st, a serious gale hit Lake Tisza. Of course I was out on the lake looking for images. After the first gusts I decided that …

Canon

Bearded Tit

Wanted to check whether the purple herons arrived, so we sailed to our favorite heron and egret photography spot. Herons were few and far between, …