Iceland is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, so when the opportunity came up earlier in the year to visit the country to test the new Sony Alpha 99, I couldn’t quite believe my luck.
We visited in mid-September, where I naively believed it wouldn’t be *that* cold. I couldn’t have really have been more wrong, and was very grateful for the thick winter coats provided to us after I’d only packed a light jacket (the fool).
On one of the days, we visited the geysers, a waterfall and the blue lagoon. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t really in our favour for much of the day and the weather sealing of the a99 was really put to the test as the heavens opened.
Not one to let bad weather spoil a photo taking opportunity, I engaged the a99’s high contrast mono mode and created this set, which I think showcase the beauty of the country in all its stark and cold glory.
For those wondering, the Sony a99 is the world’s first translucent mirror full-frame camera. I’m looking forward to a full production model of the camera coming in for testing, as these were all shot on a not yet finalised version.
I hope you enjoy the pictures, I’m hoping to go back to Iceland one day, perhaps when it’s a bit sunnier with any luck.