Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Land Of Ice And Snow, Where The Midnight Sun & The Hot Springs Flow..


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Well this is the first time I post something here that is not music or motorcycle related! But I came over this wonderful video by a photographer named Joe Capra on facebook. He came to Iceland this summer and took some amazing pictures and this video. It really shows what Icelandic nature is all about! And like he says; You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it!
Well I copy-pasted his own description of his trip and photos, as I think he describes it very well:

Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.
This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.
For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.
My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.
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GEAR
Motion Control System:
The motion controlled shots in this film were shot using the Stage Zero dolly system made by Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/​)

Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses

Music by This Will Destroy You
Song: "The World is Our"
Website: myspace.com/​thiswilldestroyyou
Buy It on iTunes: itun.es/​iBv9NS

Special Thanks to:
REYKJAVIK RENT A CAR (reykjavikrentacar.is/​)
Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/​)
Jag35 (jag35.com/​)
Kessler Crane (kesslercrane.com/​)
LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com)
Timescapes (timescapes.org)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Black Metal...



Satyricon is, and has been, one of the best Black Metal acts in Norway. Sigurd Von Graven has taken on a bit of a rockabilly look (which I think suits him better than the old black metal look..) and Frost rules the drum kit like always! In other words... ...Pretty COOL!! ;)


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Icelandic Enduro..




The past summer I have been back and forth between Iceland & Norway trying to tie up some loose ends, fixing my house before I rent it out, trying to get some money from the insurance company and generally short things out after the fire in my workshop. For the first time in years I haven't been riding Harleys this summer and I haven´t been to any rallies or any kind of biker-related things. Instead I have been riding my Enduro bike here in Iceland. I think that Iceland is one of the best places in the world to ride Enduro & off road bikes! Here is a little collection of snapshots taken this summer & fall. The pictures that look as they are taken on the moon ;) are from a lava desert near the volcano Hekla here in Iceland. A super cool riding area with endless hills and lava sand as far as you can see. Other pictures are taken on small daytrips around the Reykjavik area. To mount Sk├ílafell that has the ski slopes I used to blast down as a kid. Due to lack of snow the resort hasn’t been in use for many years now. That’s global warming for all you suckers who believe in that nonsense. Natural weather cycles we call it here in Iceland… Well those photos I took just a few days ago on a trip I like to call the two season trip.. With icy & snowy mountain tops & nice autumn weather and colors down in the valley.. Well the rest of the pictures speak for them self..
Iceland Enduro Rules!! ;)
What can I say? Choppers Rule!