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This week we share the story of Leticia Cox, a Nikon photographer, who will be travelling to Iceland on the 20th of September to join internationally acclaimed and award winning commercial photographer / photo instructor  (also former Nikon Ambassador) Bobbi Lane and a team of five other photographers.  They will be photographing everything from mountains and glaciers, glacier lagoons, waterfalls, lava fields – people, places and things… and of course the breathtaking Northern lights!

We will be sharing photos of Leticia’s exciting photographic expedition to Iceland, so keep an eye on our Facebook page and make sure you don’t miss her trip.

For now, have a look at all the Nikon gear Leticia will be taking along on her trip. View video here.

gear

  • Nikon D850 (2 bodies)
  • AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II lens;
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens;
  • Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED lens;
  • Nikon AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Lens;
  • Manfrotto MK190X3-2W Aluminium 3-Section Tripod with 2-Way head;
  • Nikon MH-25 Quick Charger for EN-EL15 Battery;
  • 4 extra EN-EL15 Batteries;
  • Nikon TC-145E III 1.4 x (AF-S converter)
  • Rode VideoMic Pro+ (Plus) On-Camera Shotgun Microphone
  • Nikon Wireless Spedlight commander SU-800
  • NIKON MC-20 2.6-Foot Remote Trigger Release with Timer
  • 4 x Sony 128GB XQD Memory Cards M Series
  • Rain-sleeves (for camera and lenses)
  • Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight (2x)

On the first night in Iceland, they went to chase the auroras.

Nikon D850. Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 @ f2.8   @1/3 sec. ISO3200

Nikon D850. Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 @ f2.8 @1/3 sec. ISO3200

Nikon D850. Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 @ f2.8   @1/3 sec. ISO3200

Nikon D850. Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 @ f2.8 @1/3 sec. ISO3200

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70mm  handheld f2.8 @ f2.8   @2 sec. ISO 2000

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70mm handheld f2.8 @ f2.8 @2 sec. ISO 2000

September 22nd
“On my first day, and still adjusting to the Icelandic cold, I took a little stroll from the hotel into the streets of Reykjavik. The Hallgrímskirkja Church is the tallest building in the city and the second highest building in Iceland. Inside there is an elevator in the church tower that takes you all the way to the top to see an encompassing view of the city. The simplicity of the church makes it a beautiful place to inspire my creativity.” – Leticia Cox

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm  f2.8 @ f8   @1/200 ISO 100

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8 @ f8 @1/200 ISO 100

 

 

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm  f2.8 @ f4   @1/80 sec. ISO 200

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8 @ f4 @1/80 sec. ISO 200

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm  f2.8 @ f22   @1/5  ISO 100

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8 @ f22 @1/5 ISO 100

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm  handheld f2.8 @ f22   @1/100.  ISO 100

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm handheld f2.8 @ f22 @1/100. ISO 100

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8  @ f7.1   @1/250 sec. ISO 100

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 @ f7.1 @1/250 sec. ISO 100

 

Sept 23rd: 
“On the road from Reykjavik to Skafftafell”.

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm  handheld f2.8 @ f2.8   @2 sec. ISO 2000

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm handheld f2.8 @ f2.8 @2 sec. ISO 2000

 Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm  handheld f2.8 @ f2.8   @2 sec. ISO 2000

Nikon D850. Nikon 24-70 mm handheld f2.8 @ f2.8 @2 sec. ISO 2000

Visiting Laufskalavordur
First impression … what’s up with the “cairns”? According to local legend, the area was a black sand desert until there was a volcanic eruption in 1948.  The area got covered with rocks and later the locals got inspired to make cairns as a ritual for good luck. Today the tradition goes on, with a little twist. There are no more loose rocks, so one steals from old cairns to make a new one!

Nikon D850, 24-70mm  f 2.8;   @f6.3 @1/320  ISO80

Nikon D850, 24-70mm f 2.8; @f6.3 @1/320 ISO80

Sept 24th:
Vatnajokull glacier. Last night went out to chase the lights to find visible Auroras but they just wouldn’t come out and play for us. So instead we settled for some icebergs that were lit by the moon.

Nikon D850, 14-24mm  f 2.8;   @f2.8   @15 sec  ISO320

Nikon D850, 14-24mm f 2.8; @f2.8 @15 sec ISO320

Nikon D850, 14-24mm  f 2.8;   @f2.8   @15 sec  ISO320

Nikon D850, 14-24mm f 2.8; @f2.8 @15 sec ISO320

Sept 27th:
Today we went to photograph the stunning Seljalandsfoss. Perfect scenery to use the awesome 8-15mm lens.  Love playing with this lens!
The Water fall is situated on the South Coast of Iceland with a drop of 60 metres (200 feet). I took photo’s from different angles and used two different lenses.

Nikon D850. Nikon 8-15mm lens @f6.3 at 1/60 sec. ISO 200

Nikon D850. Nikon 8-15mm lens @f6.3 at 1/60 sec. ISO 200

Nikon D850. Nikon 8-15mm lens @f13 at 1/25 sec. ISO 125

Nikon D850. Nikon 8-15mm lens @f13 at 1/25 sec. ISO 125

Nikon D850. Nikon 14-24mm lens @f3.2 at 1/150 sec. ISO125

Nikon D850. Nikon 14-24mm lens @f3.2 at 1/150 sec. ISO125

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Svínafellsjökull glacier
Known as one of the locations used in the movie “Interstellar”, the Svínafellsjökull glacier is a breathtaking frozen landscape of white and black ice broken by blue crevasses. Just like the ice, the place grips you, and does not let go!

  Nikon D850. @f6.3  @1/500sec ISO 100. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f6.3 @1/500sec ISO 100. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f10 @1/320sec ISO 100. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f10 @1/320sec ISO 100. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

  Nikon D850. @f20 @1/50sec ISO 160. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens


Nikon D850. @f20 @1/50sec ISO 160. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f7.1@1/400sec ISO 100. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f7.1@1/400sec ISO 100. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

“Equus Ferus Caballus” (Icelandic Horses)
Somewhere along along the  roads in the Snaefellsnes area.  Curious and gentle Icelandic horses come to pose for pictures!

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/2000sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/2000sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/2500sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/2500sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/2000sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/2000sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f5 @1/400sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f5 @1/400sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/800sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon D850. @f2.8@1/800sec ISO160. Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

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