You’ve met Dr. Kah-Wai Lin here on DIYP through his icy photos that could make you fall in love with winter. This time, this incredible photographer has treated us to something much hotter. He visited the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland and took aerial photos and videos of the eruption. And just like his other work, these shots will make your jaw drop in awe.
I must admit that winter has never been my favorite time of year. I just wish I could just sleep through it and wake up in the spring when everything’s nice and warm again. But then I saw Dr. Kah-Wai Lin’s landscape photos and something changed. When the first snow fell in Novi Sad, I had the urge to go outside, travel, explore, and shoot instead of wrapping myself in a blanket and never leaving my bed. These stunning landscapes that “cool” has more than one meaning when it comes to winter and photographing it.
So, DIYP reached out to Kah-Wai, and he kindly shared some of his gorgeous photos with us. If winter is not your favorite season – well, these photos might just change your mind!
In the summer of past few years, I have been leading a photography workshop in Disco Bay, in collaboration with Iceland Photo Tours. Disko Bay is a bay in the Western coast of Greenland, with Ilulissat Icefjord located adjacent to it.
Ilulissat Icefjord, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, with the glacier flows rate of 20 to 35 m per day, resulting in around 20 billion tons of icebergs calved off and many of them drifting around Disko Bay.
Have you ever seen the long exposure image using 10-stops ND filters? They are visually energetic and dynamic, due to the motion blur caused by the moving clouds over a long duration of exposure. It is common that most people trying to guess the exposure time when using these high strength ND filters, like 10-stops ND filters.
However, I bet you don’t want to stand in the cold and windy beach for a 5 minutes long exposure shot during sunrise or sunset and find out that your shot is over-exposed or under-exposed, and then retake with a minute more or less, keep trial-and-error by adjusting the exposure, and eventually the light is gone before you figure out the perfect exposure!