500px Photo ID: 114605411 – 1 o’clock is the best chance to get darkness and on the long summer days 1 o’clock is right inbetween sunset and sunrise. A couple weeks after atmospheric dark vanished from the skies of 62° north, I went out to this little island which is a little crown jewel of the area that I love to go out, and have been out to many times this last year.
for landscapes, astroscapes, northern lights, nature, seascapes.
This is the third Shot I’m uploading that Ive used two different White Balances for the HDR. Another shot https://500px.com/photo/108748239/ I didn’t think would get any great response but it climbed to the first page of landscapes. So I’ll see how this one does. Sometimes I want a shot to be HDR but only have one exposure for blending, and another darker one that doesnt fit as much, so then I processed the same image twice one lighter with a certain White Balance and then the other one with a different brightness and White Balance. And I really like this result.
The summer solitice has paced and the nights are getting ever so slightly darker and bring me excitement to soon see the northern lights and stars of the night sky for another season of the night.
The thing I like about this Island is the many cool compositions you can get all so close to one another, I never run out of compositions I love. you got great tidepools, vegetation, old architecture, bunkers, waves, ocean, rough and smooth rocks, cliffs, caves, and an impressive wildlife for such a small island. and how central it is for the view of all my neighboring areas with great views, and how little impact from civilization on it.
All images by Iwan Groot. Used with permission.
“‘I’ll shoot it later'” usually means you won’t get shot; on the way back you might be chasing something, running from weather, too tired, the light might be worse, who knows what will make you not get the shot, but procrastinating on a small trip will usually leave it uncaptured.” says photographer Iwan Groot about his landscape photography. Indeed, he’s always been about timing and ensuring that he can get the shot. It’s the most simple explanation for the incredible work in his portfolio.
Iwan had been shooting for many years and it started when he learned to paint. He’s also been interviewed on the site before.
Editor’s Note: Iwan, as a young photographer, is eagerly looking for work. His work can be licensed here and you can order prints from him here. But more than that, he’s also available for hire to shoot. He’s also working on creating photoshop actions, brushes and tutorials.