We tried waiting out the rain yesterday to shoot the Vatnajökull glacier.
The rain won.
I finished packing my kit to head to Iceland for a week of photography tonight. Here is what I decided to put in my camera backpack:
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 24-70 f2.8/L
- Canon 70-200 f2.8/L
- Canon 16-35 f2.8/L
- Canon 15mm Fisheye
- Canon 2X Extender
- Canon Timer Remote Control
- Compact Flash Cards (Two 32G, One 16G and One 8G)
- Rode video mic
- Zoom H2 Field Recorder
- Green Laser for night photo effects
- FireWire CF Reader
- Lens Baby
- Storm Jacket for Camera
- Neutral Density filters
- Gradient Neutral Density filters (2, 4 and 8 stops)
- Canon Battery Charger and 4 batteries
- Two 500G WD Passport drives for backing up during trip
I’ve got a new website where I am highlighting my photography, Thingelstad Photography!
My photography hobby has grown over time and I wanted a place where I could share some of my favorite shots. I found that my main blog was a place for writing mostly and didn’t highlight images really well. My new photography site is also built with WordPress but uses the excellent AutoFocus 2.0 Pro theme by Allan Cole. I really like how this theme puts the image front and center.
My plan with this site is to post an image a week, or more. The photos are not always current, I go back in my Lightroom archive as I wish for images. Sometimes revisiting a shot from a few years ago with fresh eyes is even more rewarding for me.
I invite you to check it out and feel free to leave some comments if the image moves you. You can also subscribe to get notified of updates.
My friend Dennys Bisogno just self-published a photo book on a trip that he and my other friend Steve LeVahn took to Iceland. It’s a free book in iTunes. Download it and take a look! Wonderful photos and a great virtual trip to Iceland await you. The book is called “My Travels to Iceland“.
I hope to join them on a future trip to Iceland, hopefully with our other friend Layne Kennedy as well!
I’ve been an avid user of Lightroom since the very first 1.0 beta and for as long as I’ve remembered I’ve wished that there was a tab on the top called “Map” that would allow me to add geographic coordinates to my photos. I didn’t get it in 2.0. I didn’t get it in 3.0. I had pretty much given up, and then look at what is in the brand-new-just-announced Lightroom 4.0 beta! Maps!
So awesome! Now I just need to drag 65,117 photos onto a map. :-) Lightroom 4.0 looks like a great upgrade. The only big feature on my wish list that is still completely absent is face recognition. Maybe 5.0!
Mazie had a soccer game on Saturday. The field had a few puddles on it. The kids had no issues playing through.
For Christmas this year Tammy got me a fun lens for my camera, the Lensbaby Composer. When I did the Stone/Steel/People workshop I mentioned that my pro friend Layne was obsessed with shooting with his Lensbaby. I thought it would be a fun option to have in my camera bag and Tammy decided it would be a fun present. I haven’t been shooting much but I used it when I was in Grand Marais this last weekend and here are some shots with it. These were all shot on manual at f/4.