Looking back at some of my favourite photos from 2018. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures I’ve taken during 2018.

Reykjavik, Iceland

#1 -Reykjavik, Iceland

Back in April I headed to Iceland, it had been over ten years since my last visit and I wanted to see the place again. So the plan for a trip was hatched, and then I spoke to the good folks at the Canon distributor, Origo, which resulted in a 1-day workshop on advanced EOS camera focussing, custom settings, and Speedlite flash.

The weather for the trip was pretty varied, the night we arrived was cold, and icy, the next day not so cold and brilliant blue skies with sunshine. I could not believe my luck when all the tourists seemed to be somewhere else as I took this shot. I didn’t have to remove them in Photoshop, it’s a single normal shot. I like the contrast between the shaded part on the left and the brighter part on the right, and to me it’s a memory of a brilliant trip.

After the workshop day, the weather turned a little less scenic, but I headed out to several stops and saw quite a lot had changed in the intervening 12 years since my last visit. It’s a fabulous place and I now want to go back soon…

Camera settings – Reykjavik, Iceland

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM @ 17mm
  • 1/800s, f/7.1, ISO 200

Iceland’s less well trodden tracks showed some absolutely majestic scenery, and the click of studded tyres on sometimes icy roads was a novel experience too…


See you tomorrow for another picture…


About the author

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag