Iceland: Land of Contrasts

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This spectacular video focuses on Iceland. Land of contrasts: Hot water and Ice, situated in the North Atlantic, right above the mid-ocean ridge that separates America and Europe. [6:12]

Iceland from Eva Sturm.

The cinematographer writes:

Shooting was done in two stays (2 weeks each) in 2005 & 2006 (both in September) with a result of 15 hours of footage.

Camera was a SONY Z1. I used some COKIN semi-grey Filters extensivley to get the sky as dark as I wanted it to be. Almost no color correction was done in the post, but the timelapse and slo-mo.

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Land of contrasts: Hot water and Ice,

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By Trin Tragula (not verified) on 13 Dec 2008 #permalink

Iceland is one place I hope to see before I die (preferably in September, I'm thinking). It really is breathtakingly beautiful, and the fact that Sigur Rós and Björk come from there is just added incentive.

Thanks so much for posting this work.

Iceland is one place I have always wanted to visit. Someday I will. I have also always wanted to shoot a film like that focusing on landscapes and weather with a lot of time lapse and the like. If I were to choose a camera system now it would be the Red camera ( Someday, when I have some money, I will do this.

I've been to Iceland once, but only at the airport. Iceland Air make everyone disembark even if you continue on the same plane. That way you can shop for their sheep stuff. I bought a scratchy pullover. I was on my way to Europe. Two years ago, I was looking for a place to vacation, and Iceland or another Scandinavian country was where I was looking to go. After finding out how expensive they are I ruled them out. I went to the Netherlands instead. Now that their (Icelanders) money is worthless, the country might be reasonably priced. I have not checked into it. This coming Summer will probably be Italy.