Tender moments.

Seen on the Keldunes farm in the Kelduhverfi region of north Iceland during an ancient Icelandic tradition (smölun and réttir) – the annual sheep roundup and sorting.

On Keldunes farm in Kelduhverfi, Iceland

On Keldunes farm in Kelduhverfi, Iceland
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

  • Premanand - June 20, 2016 - 8:44 pm

    As usual, a pertinent post by you on the occasion. 🙂
    Happy Father’s Day!ReplyCancel

An arresting setting.

Sunrise a couple of days ago at the Krossneslaug geothermal pool on the Strandir coast in Iceland. On this morning, the sun rose at 2 am and lingered for over an hour just above the horizon.

Krossneslaug pool in Strandir, Iceland

Sunrise in Strandir
iPhone 6s

  • Mellwie - June 13, 2016 - 6:07 pm

    It’s so beautiful, you take really great photos. I wish I lived on Island.ReplyCancel

Cold, foggy, and enchanting.

The Strandir coast in Iceland‘s Westfjords region is enveloped in fog tonight. Börkur and I took the Jeep Wrangler for a spin.

Reykjanes, Strandir, Iceland

Barn on abandoned Reykjanes farm
iPhone 6s

Driftwood coastline, Strandir, Iceland

Driftwood from Siberia washes up in Strandir
iPhone 6s


Almost midnight.

Last evening in Borgarfjörður Eystri, northeast Iceland.

Sunset in Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland

Sundown, Borgarfjörður Eystri
iPhone 6s

  • Premanand - May 31, 2016 - 12:41 pm

    Don’t want to sound pedantic here but I see that third leg of your tripod is towards you. I read as well as feel that it is a dangerous configuration fraught with perils such as photographer tripping, camera falling on its face with the tripod if its third leg is not out there supporting it etc. I am quite sure this is not your usual tripod position.ReplyCancel

A spontaneous portrait session.

This morning on the ferry to the island of Hrísey in Eyjafjörður, north Iceland.

Lísa Jónasdóttir, on ferry to Hrísey

View from the ferry deck
iPhone 6s

Lísa Jónasdóttir on the Hrísey ferry

5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

  • Jon - June 9, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    This is one of my favorite parts of Iceland. My brother and I put our father’s ashes in the fjord near this place.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - June 9, 2016 - 4:15 pm

      Jon, yes, indeed, Eyjafjörður is beautiful. And good to hear that your father is one with it.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - May 28, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    What I found interesting about both the photographs is that both of them look “similar”. Think about it, one has been taken by a phone camera and the other by high end DSLR. Ok it is iPhone 6s camera and all but still a minnow when compared with the 5DS (hey, both of them have an ‘S’ in their names!). And as a matter of fact I like the one taken by the iPhone 6S…time to dump our DSLRs! 🙂

    I see that Lisa, assuming that is her name, has take off the bandana/scarf in the second photograph. Probably she doffed and flicked the bandana and that is when you made the second exposure.

    Was the ferry in motion or stationary? In both the photographs the railing is equidistant from the shoreline.ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - May 30, 2016 - 1:34 pm


      At web sizes it is hard to see a difference if the iPhone exposure has been made in reasonably good light and the scene does not have extreme dynamic range. However, as prints get larger the differences will become more obvious.

      The ferry was just revving up when I took the shots. The railing is equidistant because I used her head as a marker to place it about the horizon.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - May 27, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    The first picture presents a range of emotions (at least to me). Congrats.ReplyCancel