Map of Iceland from a wall in the Reykjavik airport

A Behind the Lens Look At Iceland

Written by: Colby Brown / Leave a Comment

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Iceland is now one of my favorite countries to photograph. Early this month (May 2012), I was fortunate to have the pleasure of spending 10 days shooting in this beautiful country with two other very talented photographers, Ken Kaminesky and Patrick di Fruscia. During our time in Iceland, we had tremendous support and help via Happy Campers (affordable 4×4 van rentals), Iceland is Hot (Logistical Planner Súsanna Rós Westlund), Iceland Naturally (The Icelandic Tourism Board) and Iceland Air. I highly recommend all four companies to anyone thinking of venturing into Iceland as there is so much to see and not everything is easily accesible.

While I am currently backed up nearly 14 months in post processing images (+ I leave for Peru and Bolivia tomorrow), I wanted to share with you a series of images that I like to call “Behind the Lens”. It is a behind the scenes look at my adventures around the world, taken with my Google Android mobile devices, the Galaxy Nexus cell phone in this case. I hope you enjoy!

Map of destinations for Iceland Air from a wall in the Reykjavik airport

My passport stamp for entering Iceland

The visa stamp on my passport for entering Iceland

The Hekla Volcano seen from the road in Southern Iceland

The Hekla Volcano seen from the road in Southern Iceland

Random waterfall just off the road near Vik, Iceland

Random waterfall just off the road near Vik, Iceland

70 mph winds create a massive Sand Storm in Southern Iceland

70 mph winds create a massive Sand Storm in Southern Iceland

Svartifoss Waterfall in Southern Iceland

Svartifoss Waterfall in Southern Iceland

Mountains are everywhere in the south part of Iceland

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland with high winds

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon with high winds

Icelandic Churches cover the countryside in Iceland

Icelandic Church near the ocean in west Iceland

Kirkjufell Waterfall near sunset in west Iceland

Kirkjufell Waterfall near sunset in west Iceland

Random Ice waterfall in west Iceland

Random Ice waterfall in west Iceland

Green Algae on the west coast of Iceland. Nikon D800

Green Algae on the west coast of Iceland

Icelandic Horses

Icelandic Horses on my Nikon D4

Barnafoss Waterfall in Iceland

Barnafoss Waterfall in Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland

The mighty Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland

If you want to see more “Behind the Lens” images from Iceland or other countries, I highly recommended following my Behind the Lens Tumblr Stream where I share the vast majority of my behind the scenes shots while on the road.

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