We might know the right place!
All it takes is a quick look at the news, and in some places out the window to see that winter is claiming its rights and taking over. Some people love winter, others just want it to go away.
From a photography point of view, winter is as fascinating as any other season. Think about it. If it has the potential to make a boring neighborhood look beautiful in white, think about what it can do to an already beautiful landscape. I remember going through old National Geographic magazines and seeing some of the most beautiful landscape and nature photography ever created. Those guys would always take incredible winter shots and I remember saying to myself "yeah, but they always know where to go shooting”.
I always believed that to get images like that, you had to be heavily funded and a large crew. Well, that is how they roll, but I found out it can be done another way.
All you need is will, because the people that get you there are more than happy to do so, and they do it professionally. So I'm currently thinking about spending some time in Iceland this winter. I guess most people have a list of countries they want to visit for a number of reasons. Iceland is in my top five. The landscapes are stunning and they have one of the most interesting cultures that sets them apart from other countries on the European Continent.
Tim Vollmer Photography Excursions is a company that specializes in taking photographers to Iceland and helping them capture some of the most impressive scenes the planet has to offer. I've set my eyes on the Icelandic South Coast. The typical landscape in this country is dominated by glaciers, mountains, wide open vistas, waterfalls and a lot of geothermal activity. In the Southeast, the scenery looks absolutely amazing with an incredible contrast created by black beaches and the glacier Vatnajokull. If that doesn't excite your shutter finger, a boat tour among icebergs definitely will.
Iceland's second largest national park, Skaftafell, has a landscape that has been constantly changing for thousands of years under the influence of volcanic eruptions and glaciers.
The name geyser actually comes from a region called Geyser which is abundant in hot springs. The tour takes photographers close to some of the most famous geysers in the area, including Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters.
If you love waterfalls, the Gullfoss Golden Waterfall will please you. It is one of the most impressive in Europe with its icy waters that thunder majestically don into a deep gorge.
The tour includes a trip to the Reykjanes Peninsula. More than half of it is covered with lava flows so if volcanoes are your thing, this might be the right place for you.
This is just part of what a tour to Iceland's South Coast includes. If you want to get the full picture, visit Tim Vollmer's site. A decent camera and an appetite for adventure are all you need to create some of the most memorable experiences and photographs of your life. Everything is organized professionally, leaving you only to create and capture the amazing beauty Iceland has to offer.