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