Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck
The United States Navy DC plane that crashed in the black wasteland of Sólheimasandur during 1973 is a surreal sight. The wreck has become quite the tourist attraction despite its remote location. It does make for an excellent northern lights foreground however.
I did some light painting of the undercarriage with a purple filtered torch (a sweet wrapper - none of these fancy gels required) and lit the interior with a second headlight. Quite a surreal evening when combined with some techno music brought along by a set of German photographers. A beautiful lights display though.
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) dragonfly
Photographing dragonflies is a test a patience as they have such unusual flight patterns and are a focussing nightmare. They do look fairytale up close though.
Taken with the Nikon 300mm, 2.8.
A young and very tame seal mirrors the ice deposited on Breidamerkursandur beach.
Autumn colours at Budir
A beautiful autumn colour display at the Black Church of Budir. This is a panoramic stitch of 6 photos taken with a 24-70.
Taken on Breidamerkursandur beach as ice calves off the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier. The ice blocks flow into the Jokulsarlon lagoon and gets washed out to sea before the tides deposits them back on the beach.
Eye in the sky
A four photo stitch taken at Reynisfjara lagoon during a beautiful display of the northern lights.
An incredibly hard shot to achieve with the lack of light, wind in the cave and absurd amount of spray making a flash impossible to use. Taken with the Nikon D810 and 14-24.
Val de Murin
The Longiarù region just south-west of San Martino in Badia is famous for its collection of some 30 preserved watermills, a living testament to an ancient rural culture that relied almost entirely on agriculture. Situated equidistant from the hamlets of Seres and Miscì, the Val de Murin or ‘valley of the mills’ hosts eight recently restored watermills that form part of a small open air museum.
A low flying buzzard swoops over the Passo Falzarego
Taken with the Nikon 80-400.
Utilising an old road dating back to the First World War, artist Alfredo Paluselli built Baita Segantini by hand in 1936 as a retreat in order to be near his beloved Cimon della Pala.
Winter at Lago Misuina in the Sesto Dolomites, looking south towards the Sorapiss group.
Attempting to mirror the Vajolet Towers
A bit of acro yoga at the Torri del Vajolet in the Catinaccio (Rosengarten) group.
Traditional music in Bolzano
An accordion player on the streets of Bolzano.
Descending Canale Joel
George Nunn descending Canale Joel off Sass Pordoi with views of the Marmolada.
Festa d Ista celebrations
Shot at the Festa d Ista in Canazei to celebrate the end of summer.
Monte Antelao as seen from the Falzarego
Monte Antelao, the second highest peak in the Dolomites as seen from the summit of the Lagazuoi. Shot with the Nikon 80-400.
The sun rises behind Monte Pelmo as seen from the Lagazuoi summit.
Ascending the south-west ridge of Piz Boe
Making a winter ascent of Piz Boè, the highest point on the Sella massif, with views of the Marmolada.
Photographing the cloud inversion from the summit of Sass Pordoi
Looking out towards Monte Antelao and Pelmo.
Sunrise on the summit of Monte Castellazzo
The thinking Christ sculpture was created by Paolo Lauton, a work of art designed to encourage self-reflection in the mountains.
The protected path of sentiero astaldi above the Passo Falzarego features some stunning geology. Here Lynne Hempton can be seen towards the end of the route, looking over towards Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Cristo Pensante on the summit of Monte Castellazzo
Via Ferrata Tomaselli
Making the initial exposed and difficult traverse on the start of Via Ferrata Tomaselli with views over the Alta Badia and Sella.
Last light on Antelao
Antelao as seen from the north-east during the winter season.
Clocking some air time on Lester Pearson
Martin McKenna falling from the crux sequence of Lester Pearson in Oltre Finale.
Martin McKenna working Lester Pearson (F7b+) in Finale
Beginning the difficult crux sequence of Lester Pearson at Terminal in Oltre Finale. Taken from an adjacent climb with the Nikon 80-400.
Climbing Vulneraria at Erboristeria Alta in Finale
This shot was achieved by abseiling back down the adjacent route. A difficult shot with a large dynamic range due to the climber being situated in the shade.
Folk music in the Dolomites
Taken outside a beautifully rustic and slightly ramshackle mountain hut on the Passo delle Erbe in the Italian Dolomites.
Lit using a Interfit S1 mono light working as an off camera flash.