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Ingo Meckmann has been at 10 events

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Joe McNally210,282@105571367382401829756 and @101396087935203987162 talk about their upcoming Photography Workshop happening next month at the beautiful @114822108726752481832 @104947668676348849386 resort in St. Lucia.  Joe will share some photos from previous workshops and Joe and RC will go over what will happen at the sessions.Joe McNally & RC Concepcion2014-08-03 22:00:0040  
Photo Mania Schweiz6,646Photo Mania Schweiz sucht die schönste Winterlandschaft in der Schweiz! REGELN: Die Veranstaltung beginnt am Samstag: 08.03.2014 um 12.00 Uhr MEZ und endet am Samstag 15.03. um 19.00 MEZ. BITTE KREIST @115528569537241985216 ein, damit die Bilder geplust und kommentiert werden können! 1) Jeder darf  teilnehmen, soweit das Bild aus der  Schweiz stammt. 2) Der Teilnehmer muss das Bild selbst aufgenommen haben 2) Es darf nur ein Bild geteilt werden. 3) Eine Winterlandschaft muss klar erkennbar sein, andere Fotos werden disqualifiziert. 4) Das Bild mit den meisten Plusen gewinnt. Bei Gleichstand entscheiden die Aufrufe. 5) Plätze 1-3 werden auf Photo Mania Schweiz präsentiert. 6)  3 persönlich ausgesuchte Bilder werden ebenfalls als Highlight auf Photo Mania Schweiz geteilt., deren Besitzer werden zusammen mit den Gewinnern in den Photo Mania Best of Cirlcle aufgenommen. Photo Mania Switzerland is looking for the most beautiful Winter Landscape in Switzerland!  RULES:  The event starts on Saturday: 08.03.2014 at 12.00 clock CET and ends on Saturday, 15.3. at 19.00 CET.  PLEASE ADD @115528569537241985216. SO IT'S POSSIBLE TO PLUS AND COMMENT THE PICTURES! 1) Anyone may participate, as far as the image comes from Switzerland.  2) The applicant must have taken the picture itself  2) There must be only one image shared.  3) A winter landscape must be clear identifiably, other photos will be disqualified.  4) The image with the most plusses wins. With a tie, choose the views.  5) Positions 1-3 are presented in Photo Mania Schweiz.  6) 3 personally selected images are also shared as to Highlight Photo Mania Switzerland. Whose owners build together with the winners the Photo Mania Best of Cirlcle.Schönste Schweizer Winterlandschaft2014-03-08 12:00:0019  
Trey Ratcliff8,495,590*The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with @115105647022907007398  @108805430409141907975 @118036378782834084572 and me!*  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET As we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community! Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors! The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm. *To Participate:* You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at @111508817579086020312 . Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :) And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a _bit_ (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com ! Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:00905  
Swiss Photography Club G+967The +Swiss Photography Club G+  would like to invite you to a full moon photowalk at the Zugerberg on *20. August*. The walk will offer moon and landscape night-photography  opportunities. *The Photowalk* We will meet at the Restaurant Vordergeissboden. There you will find parking spots and the top station of the Zugerbergbahn is only a 3 minute walk away. We will start at 19:30 and reach the moor after a 30 minutes walk. The sunset will be at 20.30 *Schedule* 18:30 Meet at Restaurant Vordergeissboden  19:30 the photo walk starts in direction to the moor 20:30 Sunset *Google Maps with POI of the area and the meeting point* https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=211173671400031711396.0004e3eb0c157e11a9e46&msa=0&ll=47.13163,8.531892&spn=0.016131,0.030448 *Gear* All lenses are useful but you will need a tripod. A cable release would be useful too. *Special* should you suffer of lycanthropy you are not allowed to attend to the photowalk. We are short on silver bullets and chains ;) *Organizers* +Ingo Meckmann +41 79 430 02 20  +Fabrizio Vignali +41 76 320 10 28 Hope to see you at the Zugerberg! The SPC Organisation Team Full Moon Photowalk2013-08-20 18:30:005  
Swiss Photography Club G+967The +Swiss Photography Club G+ would like to invite you to a photo walk in and near *Luzern* on *Saturday 8 June*. The walk will offer long exposure, street and landscape photography opportunities. *The Photowalk* We will start the day in the city center of Lucerne, where there will be opportunities to do city/street photography near the old town. At the end of the morning we will grab a few sandwiches in preparation for the afternoon part of the walk . In the afternoon we will go up to the Pilatus mountain. Pilatus is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland, and one of the most beautiful. On a clear day the mountain offers a panoramic view of the Vierwaldstättersee (lake Lucerne) and 73 Alpine peaks.  To get to Pilatus we will travel by boat from Luzern to Alpnachstad, where we will take the cogtrain up to Pilatus. The combined boat/cogtrain trip takes about  1 1/2 hour. Obviously there will be plenty of shooting opportunities on the boat as well. For those who are interested and still have time, it will be an option to stay in the evening and to do some long exposure and night photography at the lake. For more info please visit:  http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/lucerne.html http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/pilatus1.html *Schedule* 08:15 - 08:30 Meet at the Luzern main train station (at the big arch in front) 08:30 - 08:45 Organize Tickets for the public transport to the Pilatus 08:45 - 11:30 Morning Program in Luzern city 11.50 - 13:30 Travel to Pilatus (sandwich during travel) 13:30 - 16:15 Afternoon Shooting from the top of mount Pilatus 16:25 - 18:00 Transfer back to Luzern Mainstation 18.00 - 19.00 Farewell drink, small dinner for evening-shooters 19:00 - 22:00 Tentative evening shoot *Gear* All lenses are useful. Those who want to do long exposure photography, will need to bring the necessary kit: ND filters, cable release, tripod, etc. *Costs* Combi-ticket boat and cogtrain to Pilatus:      CHF 80,= (CHF 40,= with halftax) *Organizers* +Martin Weibel and +Johan Peijnenburg  Hope to see you in Luzern! The SPC Organization Team LUZERN & PILATUS PHOTOWALK2013-06-08 08:15:0029  
Swiss Photography Club G+967  On Saturday 1 December, the +Swiss Photography Club G+ will organize a photo walk in Zug, with long exposure and street photography opportunities. SCHEDULE We will start  the walk at 13:30 and visit various locations at the Zugersee in Zug to do some long exposure and street photography. Sunset at the lake will start around 16:30 and after that we will continue onwards to the old town of Zug with a bit of early Christmas atmosphere. This will be a more or less casual walk without a fixed end time. For more information about the city of Zug:  http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/zug-1.html MEETING POINT We will meet at the Hafenplatz, 6300, Zug ORGANIZERS +Fabrizio Vignali and +Johan Peijnenburg  See you in Zug! The SPC Organization Team PHOTO WALK ZUG2012-12-01 13:30:0010  
Scott Jarvie432,317*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00143  
Benjamin Cortis162,386*Photo Competition* September 2012 *Status: finished* *Thread:* Landscapes The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20 Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* September 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Landschaften Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20 Viel Spaß #foto #photo #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionseptember  Photo Competition - September 20122012-09-05 10:00:00941  
Scott Jarvie432,317*This event is essentially a DISCUSSION* and a place to share ideas and locations and photo-spots.... think of it as a gathering of information. *Background* After my wedding ends in Paris on the 26th I will go rent a car and start driving and taking pictures and heading towards Switzerland... (not a straight route) and maybe areas around Switzerland as well... and then back to paris to fly home. *Hangout* We need to do a recorded hangout as well: about Paris, Switzerland and the drive between the two. Who would be interested in joining, giving their ideas and sharing pictures and places?? *THIS EVENT IS FOR* -Linking locations -Sharing pictures of spots in Paris -Sharing pictures of spots in Switzerland -Sharing pictures of spots on the road to Switzerland from Paris -Linking really great albums -Organizing our epic hangout -Getting to know people in those areas *JOIN IF...* Join the event if you are *interested in the conversation* about photographing Paris, the places on drive to Switzerland and Photographing Switzerland It's not for those who will actually be there... but if you are... let me know!From PARIS to SWITZERLAND2012-08-27 01:00:0014  
Ingo Meckmann56,319Last Minute Call for a Google+ Photowalk in Zug with the award winning concert photographer @105964628633957244534 Zug Jazz Night 2012 - Photowalk2012-08-23 19:00:004  

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2014-08-16 21:12:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

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This is a beach near Selfoss in South Iceland and I shot around a dozen different versions at that location and for some reason, this is the one I like the most.  

#AbstractIceland   #Iceland   #LongExposure  

Most reshares: 16

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2014-10-09 15:57:18 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Emerald Bay

I'm still getting surprised quite often about all the places I tend to find just a few minutes away from my house. Hidden deep in the forest but still close-by.

#landscapephotography   #Switzerland   #Rigi   #Autumn   #Fall  

Most plusones: 143

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2014-07-31 18:22:10 (10 comments, 13 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Route 360

Possibly my favorite road in (South/West) Iceland - I haven't yet seen the North and East. I probably shouldn't mention this road here as it didn't seem to be well known as there was very little traffic - and best of all: NO tour busses!!

Part of it is paved and another part is gravel but every car should be able to handle that. 

I will have to shoot this road at night when I go back to Iceland. It wasn't possible this time as it didn't get really dark in July but maybe March or September next year could provide some aurora borealis.

#Iceland   #Road  

 

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2015-08-30 23:00:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The DSLR Bubble is about burst... or isn't it?

In early 2012 (https://plus.google.com/+IngoMeckmann/posts/bzw2pr9E4Lk), I predicted the end of the DSLR in 2015 and here we are now and I think the end is near...

I've been shooting Canon SLR's exclusively (except for my love for Leica's...) since I bought my first SLR back in 1991. I bought my first DSLR  - the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT - in 2005, upgraded to the 5D Mark II in 2008 and finally bought the 5D Mark III in 2012. I've been waiting for a successor for some time now but I didn't want to upgrade to the 1D series due to its gigantic size and the new 5DS series could not convince me plus I didn't see anything new and exciting on the horizon from Canon...

I therefore decided after lots of research to jump onto to the Sony bandwagon - like many Canon photographers before me - andb... more »

The DSLR Bubble is about burst... or isn't it?

In early 2012 (https://plus.google.com/+IngoMeckmann/posts/bzw2pr9E4Lk), I predicted the end of the DSLR in 2015 and here we are now and I think the end is near...

I've been shooting Canon SLR's exclusively (except for my love for Leica's...) since I bought my first SLR back in 1991. I bought my first DSLR  - the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT - in 2005, upgraded to the 5D Mark II in 2008 and finally bought the 5D Mark III in 2012. I've been waiting for a successor for some time now but I didn't want to upgrade to the 1D series due to its gigantic size and the new 5DS series could not convince me plus I didn't see anything new and exciting on the horizon from Canon...

I therefore decided after lots of research to jump onto to the Sony bandwagon - like many Canon photographers before me - and bought the A7R II. I got the body just a few days ago and have yet to shoot my first frame with a native Sony FE lens but luckily there is an easy way to use my large array of Canon lenses thanks to the Metabones adapter. So far I'm really surprised (end excited) by the in-body stabilization and pleasantly surprised by the AF performance of some lenses that seem to work quite well in good light while others don't focus at all but thanks to Sony peaking manual focus aid and my experience with manual focussing from the Leica body, I was able to achieve some interesting results like this soap bubble with a reflection of our house. I will certainly publish more once I get the Sony glass...

It would be great to have 3 strong competitors in the professional camera producer's market but I don't believe that Canon will be among them if they don't step up their game immediately but it might be too late already as Sony is really pushing it plus Nikon has been releasing the much better DSLR bodies in the last few years - the only exception is probably the 1D-X but I doubt that this type of high-end sports camera is enough to keep Canon in the game for much longer. I wouldn't be surprised if we start hearing talks about Canon being the next Kodak... What do you think?

#Canon   #Sony   #Kodak   #TheEndofDSLR  ___

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2015-08-24 14:41:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Purple Rain

Yesterday's sunset here in #Naples   #Florida  was once again spectacular!

Purple Rain

Yesterday's sunset here in #Naples   #Florida  was once again spectacular!___

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2015-08-21 02:35:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Flat as an Iron

#Toronto   #Canada  

Flat as an Iron

#Toronto   #Canada  ___

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2015-08-20 02:14:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Monterey sunset
#iphone #Florida #sunset #snapseed

Monterey sunset
#iphone #Florida #sunset #snapseed___

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2015-08-19 13:23:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

A google animated #puddleizer - shot in #Montreal, #Canada

A google animated #puddleizer - shot in #Montreal, #Canada___

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2015-08-19 02:51:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I was in the mood for another #iPhone #puddleizer today...



I was in the mood for another #iPhone #puddleizer today...

___

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2015-08-13 22:10:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Toronto Pearson Airport - Worst Ever!!!

Holy crap! Back in FL but we almost missed our flight because of Toronto's stupid check-in system. It took us and hundreds of other passengers 2 hours to get from check-in to the gate. ‪#‎TorontoPearson‬ you suck!!! big time!! There is something terribly wrong with your system especially after hearing from airport employees that this happens every morning. ‪#‎fail‬

Toronto Pearson Airport - Worst Ever!!!

Holy crap! Back in FL but we almost missed our flight because of Toronto's stupid check-in system. It took us and hundreds of other passengers 2 hours to get from check-in to the gate. ‪#‎TorontoPearson‬ you suck!!! big time!! There is something terribly wrong with your system especially after hearing from airport employees that this happens every morning. ‪#‎fail‬___

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2015-08-13 22:07:25 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

In the Streets of Toronto - Literally...

You sometimes have to find a different perspective even with the risk of getting wet...

#Toronto   #Canada   #Puddleizer  

In the Streets of Toronto - Literally...

You sometimes have to find a different perspective even with the risk of getting wet...

#Toronto   #Canada   #Puddleizer  ___

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2015-08-12 14:15:05 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Wall Art

#Iphone #Toronto Canada

Wall Art

#Iphone #Toronto Canada___

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2015-08-11 23:57:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

CN Tower - Octo View

My Multiexposure Version of Toronto's CN Tower. 8 individual shots combined in-camera and converted to black and white using Google's Analog Efex Pro.

#CNTower   #Toronto   #Multiexposure   #bwphotography  

CN Tower - Octo View

My Multiexposure Version of Toronto's CN Tower. 8 individual shots combined in-camera and converted to black and white using Google's Analog Efex Pro.

#CNTower   #Toronto   #Multiexposure   #bwphotography  ___

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2015-08-11 00:05:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Old Town. Toronto

Just before the rain hit us... hard..

#Toronto   #Canada   #OldTown   #Cityscape  

Old Town. Toronto

Just before the rain hit us... hard..

#Toronto   #Canada   #OldTown   #Cityscape  ___

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2015-08-10 15:35:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Twilight Falls

Another attempt to match the craziness of Niagara Falls.

#NightPhotography #Cityscape #TiltShift

Twilight Falls

Another attempt to match the craziness of Niagara Falls.

#NightPhotography #Cityscape #TiltShift___

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2015-08-10 01:08:47 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The Golden Falls

My first HDR in years but this place is so crazy, I had to photograph it in a crazy way.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada / 2015

The Golden Falls

My first HDR in years but this place is so crazy, I had to photograph it in a crazy way.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada / 2015___

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2015-07-27 08:15:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I'm still around...

Not as active as I've used to be, though..

I also haven't had a lot of time for my photography but I'm planning to change that dramatically. I will be traveling to Canada next week so expect some more photographs, soon.

This picture is from earlier this year when heavy fog hit the gulf coast in southwest Florida and I managed to take this rather unusual view of Naples Pier.

#Fog   #Naples   #SWFL  

I'm still around...

Not as active as I've used to be, though..

I also haven't had a lot of time for my photography but I'm planning to change that dramatically. I will be traveling to Canada next week so expect some more photographs, soon.

This picture is from earlier this year when heavy fog hit the gulf coast in southwest Florida and I managed to take this rather unusual view of Naples Pier.

#Fog   #Naples   #SWFL  ___

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2015-02-25 02:11:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

King Kong Pier

We've had a very unusual weather pattern here in southwest Florida - dense fog throughout most of the day along the coast from Naples up to Tampa where it caused some major disruptions: http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/ships-delayed-visibility-low-as-fog-sets-in-again/2218865

Nevertheless, I've used to opportunity and headed towards the beach here in Naples to shoot some untypical Florida beach photographs.  

#longexposurephotography   #Fog   #Naples   #Florida   #Water   #GulfCoast  

King Kong Pier

We've had a very unusual weather pattern here in southwest Florida - dense fog throughout most of the day along the coast from Naples up to Tampa where it caused some major disruptions: http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/ships-delayed-visibility-low-as-fog-sets-in-again/2218865

Nevertheless, I've used to opportunity and headed towards the beach here in Naples to shoot some untypical Florida beach photographs.  

#longexposurephotography   #Fog   #Naples   #Florida   #Water   #GulfCoast  ___

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2015-01-25 02:39:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

On the streets of Naples, FL

It hasn't been a while since I've done street photography with my Leica but I finally found some time again today at the local chalk street art festival here in Naples, FL.

#streetphotography   #naplesflorida   #chalkart   #5thAve  

On the streets of Naples, FL

It hasn't been a while since I've done street photography with my Leica but I finally found some time again today at the local chalk street art festival here in Naples, FL.

#streetphotography   #naplesflorida   #chalkart   #5thAve  ___

2015-01-04 04:00:59 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In case you're wondering....

where I have been...

Well, a lot has changed in the past few weeks and months. I haven't really had a lot of time for photography but this doesn't mean my passion is gone, absolutely not.

About a month ago, I moved from Switzerland to Naples, FL with my family, left my corporate IT job that I had for 19 years and bought a small local business here in Florida. Most people think I'm crazy and that's ok.... you remember what Steve Jobs once said, right?

Here's to the crazy ones.....

Everything is still a bit messy and a lot of dust needs to be removed, the website is still the old one (don't go and look!), there is no online booking system, just the phone and there is not a lot of social media presence for that business, but this should change, soon, very soon and I plan to document all of... more »

In case you're wondering....

where I have been...

Well, a lot has changed in the past few weeks and months. I haven't really had a lot of time for photography but this doesn't mean my passion is gone, absolutely not.

About a month ago, I moved from Switzerland to Naples, FL with my family, left my corporate IT job that I had for 19 years and bought a small local business here in Florida. Most people think I'm crazy and that's ok.... you remember what Steve Jobs once said, right?

Here's to the crazy ones.....

Everything is still a bit messy and a lot of dust needs to be removed, the website is still the old one (don't go and look!), there is no online booking system, just the phone and there is not a lot of social media presence for that business, but this should change, soon, very soon and I plan to document all of this on the shared Google+ page so If you to see me fail succeed make sure to follow Captain CJ's Jet Pack Adventures here on Google+ and if not, just stay with me as I should be back posting pictures here, very soon.

And in case you're nearby, drop me a note....

Cheers from sunny Florida
-Ingo - Still a Photographer at heart.___

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2014-12-03 15:53:37 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

That's my boy!

Shooting a professional hockey game while getting filmed by Swiss national TV. When I was 10, I didn't even know what hockey is and I was still 10 years away from touching an SLR camera.... 

#EVZ   #BossardArena   #hockey  

That's my boy!

Shooting a professional hockey game while getting filmed by Swiss national TV. When I was 10, I didn't even know what hockey is and I was still 10 years away from touching an SLR camera.... 

#EVZ   #BossardArena   #hockey  ___

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2014-12-02 20:41:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Hockeymotions

A few weeks ago I started a new project on +Instagram with black and white #Hockey photography. I wanted to do something different than everybody else who shoots this great action sport in color. One reason I started this might be the very colorful (and ad-filled) jerseys that I don't really like but somebody needs to pay the bills, right?

So, anyway, if you like this kind of stuff, make sure to follow me on #Instagram  at http://instagram.com/meckimac

Oh, btw: The color pictures you see on my instagram feed are mostly live shots that I post during the games.

Hockeymotions

A few weeks ago I started a new project on +Instagram with black and white #Hockey photography. I wanted to do something different than everybody else who shoots this great action sport in color. One reason I started this might be the very colorful (and ad-filled) jerseys that I don't really like but somebody needs to pay the bills, right?

So, anyway, if you like this kind of stuff, make sure to follow me on #Instagram  at http://instagram.com/meckimac

Oh, btw: The color pictures you see on my instagram feed are mostly live shots that I post during the games.___

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2014-12-01 10:12:28 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Brienzersee

I know I've been a bad citizen here lately and haven't posted for many weeks. The reason is actually quite simple. I'm in the middle of moving me and my family from Switzerland to Florida to start a new adventure there. Exciting times!!!

I will be announcing more details on what I'll be doing down in the Sunshine State, soon so stay tuned...

#ByeByeSwitzerland   #FloridaHereWeCome  

Brienzersee

I know I've been a bad citizen here lately and haven't posted for many weeks. The reason is actually quite simple. I'm in the middle of moving me and my family from Switzerland to Florida to start a new adventure there. Exciting times!!!

I will be announcing more details on what I'll be doing down in the Sunshine State, soon so stay tuned...

#ByeByeSwitzerland   #FloridaHereWeCome  ___

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2014-11-10 12:35:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A Piece of Hockey on Fine Art Paper

Together with the Swiss Icehockey Club #EVZ, I'm running a bunch of  #Ricardo auctions with unique fine-art prints, each signed by the player/s on the photographs. The entire proceeds flow into the junior program of the best hockey club in Switzerland.

I personally guarantee authenticity and uniqueness of those prints with a signed certificate plus hologram on both the certificate and the prints.

A Piece of Hockey on Fine Art Paper

Together with the Swiss Icehockey Club #EVZ, I'm running a bunch of  #Ricardo auctions with unique fine-art prints, each signed by the player/s on the photographs. The entire proceeds flow into the junior program of the best hockey club in Switzerland.

I personally guarantee authenticity and uniqueness of those prints with a signed certificate plus hologram on both the certificate and the prints.___

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2014-10-19 22:42:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Listen to me!

#IceHockey   #EVZ   #BossardArena  

Listen to me!

#IceHockey   #EVZ   #BossardArena  ___

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2014-10-19 11:51:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

DOA

I went on a hunting photo-walk a few days ago with +Martin Weibel and we found this

#streetphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #Luzern

DOA

I went on a hunting photo-walk a few days ago with +Martin Weibel and we found this

#streetphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #Luzern___

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2014-10-17 22:43:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Lozärner Määs

I chose a rather abstract way to document this event in Lucerne, Switzerland. I bet +Martin Weibel's take will be much less colorful.... :)

Lozärner Määs

I chose a rather abstract way to document this event in Lucerne, Switzerland. I bet +Martin Weibel's take will be much less colorful.... :)___

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2014-10-16 16:14:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Show me the Way

I brought my "old" Leica M8 with me today while hiking the woods and it was a good decision. This is an #infrared photograph for which the M8 is perfect due to its IR sensitivity. No conversion is necessary for this camera, only a B+W 092 filter and you get pretty much only IR onto the sensor.

#infraredphotography   #Leica   #blackandwhitephotography  

Show me the Way

I brought my "old" Leica M8 with me today while hiking the woods and it was a good decision. This is an #infrared photograph for which the M8 is perfect due to its IR sensitivity. No conversion is necessary for this camera, only a B+W 092 filter and you get pretty much only IR onto the sensor.

#infraredphotography   #Leica   #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2014-10-09 20:20:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As I'm writing this, there is just $400 to reach our goal of $30k to make the new book reality with 11 hours to go.

So who wants to be the one to push it over the finish line? It's going to be an amazing book for a great cause.

Amazing news about Plus One Collection III

It is with much joy for the last minute miracle of large donations we are writing you all to report that we are now at 93% funding for the publication of the Plus One Collection III. We still have 12 hours to raise the remaining funds, but looks like we're almost there and the book will become a reality! 

Let make it happen by spreading the word one more time. If you have additional funds and want to buy few more copies of the book for holiday gifts for your family and friends, now is a perfect time to do it, as we look to get the remaining 7% of funds. As it stands, only a small number of copies will go on sale after the book ships to all Indiegogo campaign supporters. 

Let's make it happen for Eliza, her family, and all others affected by Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A who would be blessed by the cure. 

Link to the campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

Image credit - +Julia Su ___As I'm writing this, there is just $400 to reach our goal of $30k to make the new book reality with 11 hours to go.

So who wants to be the one to push it over the finish line? It's going to be an amazing book for a great cause.

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2014-10-09 15:57:18 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Emerald Bay

I'm still getting surprised quite often about all the places I tend to find just a few minutes away from my house. Hidden deep in the forest but still close-by.

#landscapephotography   #Switzerland   #Rigi   #Autumn   #Fall  

Emerald Bay

I'm still getting surprised quite often about all the places I tend to find just a few minutes away from my house. Hidden deep in the forest but still close-by.

#landscapephotography   #Switzerland   #Rigi   #Autumn   #Fall  ___

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2014-10-07 22:04:16 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The Center of Attention

#blackandwhitephotography   #landscapephotography  

The Center of Attention

#blackandwhitephotography   #landscapephotography  ___

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2014-10-04 09:15:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Celebration!

Great game last night when my home team #EVZ  scored a 3:0 win over #Kloten  

#IceHockey  

Celebration!

Great game last night when my home team #EVZ  scored a 3:0 win over #Kloten  

#IceHockey  ___

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2014-09-28 19:42:59 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So what's the story with Ello? Everybody is writing about it but nobody is using it or am I missing something? 

#Ello  or #oodbuy ? 

So what's the story with Ello? Everybody is writing about it but nobody is using it or am I missing something? 

#Ello  or #oodbuy ? ___

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2014-09-28 16:51:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The "other" goalkeeper

My favorite picture from last night's game between #EVZ  and #HCFribourg.

The save of the day by Simon Luethi (#8) who kicks the puck away with his right foot. 

Shot with a Sony A7R - believe it or not...

The "other" goalkeeper

My favorite picture from last night's game between #EVZ  and #HCFribourg.

The save of the day by Simon Luethi (#8) who kicks the puck away with his right foot. 

Shot with a Sony A7R - believe it or not...___

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2014-09-22 13:11:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Inside the Louvre Pyramid

I could shoot in this city for weeks without taking a break....

#Paris   #Louvre   #France   #Architecture   #Blackandwhite  

Inside the Louvre Pyramid

I could shoot in this city for weeks without taking a break....

#Paris   #Louvre   #France   #Architecture   #Blackandwhite  ___

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2014-09-19 15:54:38 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Google Views -> How did I miss that?

I just got a notification form Google that they added some (223) of my Google+ pictures to Google Views and Google Maps. I assume this is the end of Panoramio.... finally.

I couldn't yet figure out how to find other Google+ users Google View site... In any case, here is mine:

https://www.google.com/maps/views/profile/114634469290344215480

#GoogleViews  

Google Views -> How did I miss that?

I just got a notification form Google that they added some (223) of my Google+ pictures to Google Views and Google Maps. I assume this is the end of Panoramio.... finally.

I couldn't yet figure out how to find other Google+ users Google View site... In any case, here is mine:

https://www.google.com/maps/views/profile/114634469290344215480

#GoogleViews  ___

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2014-09-19 14:38:00 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Shooting Ice Hockey with the Sony A7R tonight

I'm testing a Sony A7R tonight for shooting professional Ice Hockey and I'm very skeptical about its AF performance for such a fast sport but we'll see.... I got the 70-200 f/4 with it so I will be forced to shoot at around ISO 4000. 

The only thing I will have plenty of is megapixels... that's for sure.

I"m planning on pushing out "live-pictures" through my iPhone to Instagram while shooting tonight. If you want to see me fail miserably in public, make sure to tune into my Instagram account at: http://instagram.com/meckimac

#IceHockey   #SonyA7R   #SportsPhotography   #EVZ   #BossardArena  

Shooting Ice Hockey with the Sony A7R tonight

I'm testing a Sony A7R tonight for shooting professional Ice Hockey and I'm very skeptical about its AF performance for such a fast sport but we'll see.... I got the 70-200 f/4 with it so I will be forced to shoot at around ISO 4000. 

The only thing I will have plenty of is megapixels... that's for sure.

I"m planning on pushing out "live-pictures" through my iPhone to Instagram while shooting tonight. If you want to see me fail miserably in public, make sure to tune into my Instagram account at: http://instagram.com/meckimac

#IceHockey   #SonyA7R   #SportsPhotography   #EVZ   #BossardArena  ___

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2014-09-17 08:38:23 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

A Thin Line of Gold

Nature at its best - once again.

#Naples   #Beach   #Florida   #Pier   #GulfOfMexico   #Sunset  

A Thin Line of Gold

Nature at its best - once again.

#Naples   #Beach   #Florida   #Pier   #GulfOfMexico   #Sunset  ___

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2014-09-15 21:41:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Rush Hour

The Louvre in Paris is an incredible busy location and although I wanted to shoot this picture without any people in it, I ended up liking the story it tells with all those tourists almost running towards the pyramid.

It was a quite sunny day and I was waiting at this spot for a few minutes (it felt like 3 hours thanks to my kids getting from slightly hungry to starving in 30 seconds...) for the sun to get covered by clouds as even without direct sunlight I had to shoot a series of 7 exposures, each 1-stop apart to cover the entire dynamic range of this scene. 

#Louvre   #Paris   #HDR  

Rush Hour

The Louvre in Paris is an incredible busy location and although I wanted to shoot this picture without any people in it, I ended up liking the story it tells with all those tourists almost running towards the pyramid.

It was a quite sunny day and I was waiting at this spot for a few minutes (it felt like 3 hours thanks to my kids getting from slightly hungry to starving in 30 seconds...) for the sun to get covered by clouds as even without direct sunlight I had to shoot a series of 7 exposures, each 1-stop apart to cover the entire dynamic range of this scene. 

#Louvre   #Paris   #HDR  ___

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2014-09-14 21:41:22 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Road to Nowhere

A rather cloudy Summer afternoon in Iceland - couldn't ask for better weather for photography. My family had a different opinion about it, though... 

#lifeofaphotographer   #Iceland   #blackandwhitephotography   #Landscape   #Dark  +Landscape Photography

Road to Nowhere

A rather cloudy Summer afternoon in Iceland - couldn't ask for better weather for photography. My family had a different opinion about it, though... 

#lifeofaphotographer   #Iceland   #blackandwhitephotography   #Landscape   #Dark  +Landscape Photography___

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2014-09-13 20:05:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Ice Hockey is back!

For all those who haven't yet realized that Summer is in officially over. The Hockey season 2014/15 is already in full-swing - at least here in Switzerland,  the land of fire and ice...

#IceHockey   #EVZ   #BossardArena   #Zug  

Ice Hockey is back!

For all those who haven't yet realized that Summer is in officially over. The Hockey season 2014/15 is already in full-swing - at least here in Switzerland,  the land of fire and ice...

#IceHockey   #EVZ   #BossardArena   #Zug  ___

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2014-09-08 21:30:49 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

While it's still green...

those leaves will be gone, soon.... 

What a great day to be out in the woods - 3 hour hike.

#Forest  #StillSummer #NotFallYet  

While it's still green...

those leaves will be gone, soon.... 

What a great day to be out in the woods - 3 hour hike.

#Forest  #StillSummer #NotFallYet  ___

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2014-08-19 21:38:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Black 240

An abstract study of a black beach in southern Iceland. I exposed the photograph for 4 minutes (240 seconds).

#Iceland   #LongExposure   #Beach   #Blackandwhite  

Black 240

An abstract study of a black beach in southern Iceland. I exposed the photograph for 4 minutes (240 seconds).

#Iceland   #LongExposure   #Beach   #Blackandwhite  ___

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2014-08-16 21:12:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

10 seconds

This is a beach near Selfoss in South Iceland and I shot around a dozen different versions at that location and for some reason, this is the one I like the most.  

#AbstractIceland   #Iceland   #LongExposure  

10 seconds

This is a beach near Selfoss in South Iceland and I shot around a dozen different versions at that location and for some reason, this is the one I like the most.  

#AbstractIceland   #Iceland   #LongExposure  ___

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2014-08-11 22:22:59 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Silky Tongue

It's still impressing to see what a 2 minute shutter speed does to H2O.

#LongExposurePhotography   #FineArt   #LandscapePhotography   #blackandwhitephotography  

Silky Tongue

It's still impressing to see what a 2 minute shutter speed does to H2O.

#LongExposurePhotography   #FineArt   #LandscapePhotography   #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2014-08-07 07:30:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

That's it

I bet a total ban of drones in national parks is just around the corner.

No more aerial photography for the rest of us thanks to a stupid tourist.

That's it

I bet a total ban of drones in national parks is just around the corner.

No more aerial photography for the rest of us thanks to a stupid tourist.___

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2014-08-06 11:15:25 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Peijnenburg (almost) falls

Not #Iceland  this time. I shot this in the heart of Switzerland, near #Muothathal  while on a "backroad-tour" with fellow Photographer +Johan Peijnenburg who had a harder time photographing this waterfall than me (I shot it with my 70-200 from street level) because he didn't bring a long lens so he decided to climb down a steep hill towards the bottom of this fall and almost fell down another 3+ meter cliff... that's why this waterfall is named after him.

Sometimes, #gear  matters.... ;)

Peijnenburg (almost) falls

Not #Iceland  this time. I shot this in the heart of Switzerland, near #Muothathal  while on a "backroad-tour" with fellow Photographer +Johan Peijnenburg who had a harder time photographing this waterfall than me (I shot it with my 70-200 from street level) because he didn't bring a long lens so he decided to climb down a steep hill towards the bottom of this fall and almost fell down another 3+ meter cliff... that's why this waterfall is named after him.

Sometimes, #gear  matters.... ;)___

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2014-08-04 21:27:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

The Walter Mitty Impersonation

If you're looking at this picture you might think, wow, a lonely photographer way back in the Icelandic lava desert far away from civilization, you should stop reading right here... don't scroll down. OK?














Reality:
======>>>
I had 3 hungry kids in the back-seat that were terrorizing me every time I stopped, yelling for Domino's Pizza which was just a good 30 minute drive away.... oh well.... 

The Walter Mitty Impersonation

If you're looking at this picture you might think, wow, a lonely photographer way back in the Icelandic lava desert far away from civilization, you should stop reading right here... don't scroll down. OK?














Reality:
======>>>
I had 3 hungry kids in the back-seat that were terrorizing me every time I stopped, yelling for Domino's Pizza which was just a good 30 minute drive away.... oh well.... ___

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2014-08-03 16:25:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Red House in Green Hell

OK, it wasn't like hell but the weather was playing games with me.... 

I shot this close to #Selfoss  in South Iceland on a typical Summer day... oh well...

Check the picture details for the exact location.

#Iceland   #Weather   #Storm   #NotSummer   #Summer   #Gray  

Red House in Green Hell

OK, it wasn't like hell but the weather was playing games with me.... 

I shot this close to #Selfoss  in South Iceland on a typical Summer day... oh well...

Check the picture details for the exact location.

#Iceland   #Weather   #Storm   #NotSummer   #Summer   #Gray  ___

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2014-08-02 13:42:08 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Bird on the rocks

If you don't see it, you're not looking close enough...

Those giant blocks of ice seem to be steady at first glance but once you shoot a 30 second exposure, you realize that they are not... so, no long-exposure ice-block photographs....

Travel Tip:
If you're planning to see that famous glacier lagoon - see location details, don't park at the main parking-lot where are the busses and tons of tourists are, take one of the parking lots to the west and you will find a more or less deserted lagoon.

#WildLife   #Bird   #Iceblock   #Glacier   #Iceland   #Lagoon   #GlacierLagoon   #puddleizer  

Bird on the rocks

If you don't see it, you're not looking close enough...

Those giant blocks of ice seem to be steady at first glance but once you shoot a 30 second exposure, you realize that they are not... so, no long-exposure ice-block photographs....

Travel Tip:
If you're planning to see that famous glacier lagoon - see location details, don't park at the main parking-lot where are the busses and tons of tourists are, take one of the parking lots to the west and you will find a more or less deserted lagoon.

#WildLife   #Bird   #Iceblock   #Glacier   #Iceland   #Lagoon   #GlacierLagoon   #puddleizer  ___

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2014-08-01 21:59:14 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Þingvallavatn

#Þingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in #Iceland and while I can't really pronounce its name properly, it is certainly also one of the most beautiful ones.

I used a 30 seconds exposure to smoothen the water surface as good as possible but as you can see in the trees - if you look closely - it was quite windy.

I've also used this family trip to scout areas for a later photography trip so when I go back to Iceland for a Winter or Fall shoot, I certainly would return here on a calm night to shoot the aurora borealis.

Þingvallavatn

#Þingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in #Iceland and while I can't really pronounce its name properly, it is certainly also one of the most beautiful ones.

I used a 30 seconds exposure to smoothen the water surface as good as possible but as you can see in the trees - if you look closely - it was quite windy.

I've also used this family trip to scout areas for a later photography trip so when I go back to Iceland for a Winter or Fall shoot, I certainly would return here on a calm night to shoot the aurora borealis.___

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2014-07-31 18:22:10 (10 comments, 13 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Route 360

Possibly my favorite road in (South/West) Iceland - I haven't yet seen the North and East. I probably shouldn't mention this road here as it didn't seem to be well known as there was very little traffic - and best of all: NO tour busses!!

Part of it is paved and another part is gravel but every car should be able to handle that. 

I will have to shoot this road at night when I go back to Iceland. It wasn't possible this time as it didn't get really dark in July but maybe March or September next year could provide some aurora borealis.

#Iceland   #Road  

 

Route 360

Possibly my favorite road in (South/West) Iceland - I haven't yet seen the North and East. I probably shouldn't mention this road here as it didn't seem to be well known as there was very little traffic - and best of all: NO tour busses!!

Part of it is paved and another part is gravel but every car should be able to handle that. 

I will have to shoot this road at night when I go back to Iceland. It wasn't possible this time as it didn't get really dark in July but maybe March or September next year could provide some aurora borealis.

#Iceland   #Road  

 ___

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2014-07-30 09:55:32 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

A great spot, but...

There are a handful beautiful but also well known waterfalls in Iceland that are very easy accessible and therefore packed with tour busses all day long. Even at 11pm, photogs we're fighting for the best spot so I decided not to shoot it with my big camera but rather try to find a different angle with my #iphone. Not sure I succeeded but at first glance it looks like something different.

This is #Seljalandsfoss and if you google it you will find hundreds of beautiful photographs from every angle, at every time of the day and at every day of the year...



A great spot, but...

There are a handful beautiful but also well known waterfalls in Iceland that are very easy accessible and therefore packed with tour busses all day long. Even at 11pm, photogs we're fighting for the best spot so I decided not to shoot it with my big camera but rather try to find a different angle with my #iphone. Not sure I succeeded but at first glance it looks like something different.

This is #Seljalandsfoss and if you google it you will find hundreds of beautiful photographs from every angle, at every time of the day and at every day of the year...

___

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