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Kirkjufellfoss and Kirkjufell, Snæfellsness, Iceland - Saal Digital Canvas Print Review

Product Review: Photographic Canvas Prints from Saal Digital

A while ago I was contacted by Saal Digital, a UK-based photographic print company, to review their products and as I’m looking for a large format photographic canvas prints supplier I was really excited to see the results. Disclaimer: I was not paid by Saal Digital to review their products, however I was given a voucher to use against whatever type of print I wanted. They also wanted an honest review so that’s what you will read! Type of products available […]

5 pieces of essential photography equipment for travel photographers

5 pieces of essential photography equipment for travel photographers

I hate carrying too much stuff on a trip, which is why this list of essential photography equipment for travel photographers is comprehensive enough to make sure I get amazing photographs, but light enough for me to carry. 1 Spare batteries There is nothing worse than your camera dying just as you see the perfect shot. Often I’m away from power sources and I haven’t found a good solar powered option yet, to say nothing of the cold zapping battery power, so I […]

Diving between continents: Snorkeling in Silfra and Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Diving between continents: Snorkelling in Silfra and Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

One of the things on my Iceland bucket list is snorkelling in Silfra with, a fissure in the Þingvellir National Park and when some lovely tourists mentioned it the other week when I was trying to plan my day off, I thought why not! Snorkelling in Iceland – where to go So there are lots of places where snorkelling and diving is possible in Iceland either in the sea or fresh water, but there are some restrictions, For example there are two sites in […]

5 Hiking mistakes every newbie hiker makes

5 hiking mistakes that every newbie hiker makes

We’re all guilty of a few of these hiking mistakes and to be fair some are not the end of the world but here’s how to avoid a few hard learned lessons. 1 Bringing too much stuff We’re all guilty of overpacking and believe me when you have to carry all your stuff, for hours, up mountains, you will question the wisdom of packing even the lightest thing. On one of days during my Laugavegur trek I saw a jeep carrying […]

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands

One of Europe’s best kept secrets, the Faroe Islands are a quiet retreat right in the middle of the north Atlantic ocean. If you really need any excuses to visit the Faroe Islands here are five! 5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands Yes that is a waterfall flowing into the sea. Sørvágsvatn lake is an optical illusion that looks higher than the cliffs around it and is over the sea. Gásadalur is a village which, up […]

How to plan a trip to Iceland - 3 day Iceland stopover

How to plan a trip to Iceland – 3 day Iceland stopover

Are you planning a 3 day Iceland stopover? I’m doing a new series of guides on how to plan a trip to Iceland, so let’s get started! First of all this is a terrible idea. You need way more time than that. Like a few months. And then you end up moving here.. wait no, that me! But if the real world only allows you a couple of days here in this beautiful island let’s make the most of it. How to […]

Driving the Reykjanes Peninsula coast road

Driving the Reykjanes Peninsula coast road

A lot of people ask me about driving to the Blue Lagoon from the Golden Circle and if you have time skip Route 1 and head along the coast road of the Reykjanes Peninsula coast road (Route 427) for a lovely scenic drive. A couple of weeks ago I went the long way to Reykjavik and with some stormy weather it was really lovely. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Selfoss but you can spend much more time along here […]

How to find Bruarfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Iceland’s Secret Waterfalls: How to find Bruarfoss Waterfall

Iceland has many beautiful waterfalls but Bruarfoss Waterfall is one of the prettiest. It’s a little hidden but actually not so hard to find – if you know where to look! I discovered this little beauty on Unlocking Kiki’s Iceland Blog and after a chat with a colleague got some good directions – it’s not signposted but it’s an easy stop on your Golden Circle tour and a pleasant break from the crowds at Gullfoss. UPDATE JUNE 2018 I have been informed that the below […]

Sleeklens Through the Woods Adobe Lightroom Presets Review

Sleeklens Adobe Lightroom Presets Review

What about processing? Do you use Adobe Lightroom Presets? I’m a bit of an old fogey when it comes to my photographic workflow. Maybe it’s because when I was in college we processed and printed our own photos in the darkroom but my style is to replicate what I saw, rather than add a lot of effects. I also prefer to control the adjustments rather than apply blanket ones. For those reasons I tend to stick to adjusting the colour balance, shadows/highlights and […]

3 tips for using geothermal pools in Iceland

3 Tips to using geothermal pools in Iceland

One of the nicest things to do in Iceland is relaxing in one of the geothermal pools in Iceland, especially in the winter. The small tubs or pool are known as hot pots (which, confusingly for people from the British Isles, has nothing to do with stew). And there’s honestly nothing better than soaking in hot water with snow all around. Even the swimming pools are heated. But Icelandic pools are just a little different to your regular ones so here three tips to using […]

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