Today's Guest Bloggers: Tim Vollmer and Marketa Kalvachova

Photograph © Tim Vollmer
The talented Tim Vollmer and Marketa Kalvachova are today's guest bloggers. I invited this dynamic duo to post here after seeing some of their wonderful photographs from Iceland - where they, Kevin Pepper and I will be doing a workshop in 2013. Take it away Tim and Marketa.

Iceland is a photographer’s paradise that does not lack for camera-toting enthusiasts of every hue and genre. I moved to this awe inspiring country  seven years ago and it is here where I met my wonderful wife, Markéta Kalvachová. Soon after we met we established a common bond, sharing the same love for Iceland and Greenland, which I believe we clearly portray in our photography.  

Photograph © Tim Vollmer

For us, just viewing the aurora borealis is a life-long dream. And to capture them with a camera is both a thrilling and awe inspiring experience. In the winter time here in Iceland (October-April) we go searching every night to capture this amazing light festival. For years now we offer Winter Photo Tours in Iceland so that we can share this passion with out students. During this 6 Day tour you will have the chance to capture the Aurora Borealis which will span the south coast of the country from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón, engulfing some of the most photogenic locations along the way. 

Photograph © Marketa Kalvochova
I also love the Icelandic horse. The Icelandic horse is a breed of horses developed in Iceland. Developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Photograph © Tim Vollmer
Travellers can meet Icelandic horses anywhere along the road. It is graceful and inspiring theme to photograph in all seasons and weather conditions.

Photograph © Marketa Kalvachova
Iceland unusually suited for waterfalls. This small island country has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain or snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers whose summer melts feed many rivers. As a result, it is home to a number of large and powerful waterfalls.

It is fascinating to capture waterfalls like in this case waterfal Öxararfoss in National park Thingvellir.

Photograph © Tim Vollmer

Situated along the mid-ocean ridge of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is a geologic "hot zone" with volcanic eruptions, fissure eruptions, shield volcanoes, pillow basalts, glaciers, geothermal features, and more. This island is also home to a variety of thermophilic life, inhabiting numerous geothermal features such as hot springs, mudpots, geysers, and fumaroles. Iceland's geothermal features are driven by the nature of its geologic setting. The combination of a plate boundary and a hot spot are the features that have created Iceland. The geothermal area of sulphur fields and hot springs Seltun in the wilderness Krysuvik.

Our company organizes photo workshops and photo tours in cooperation with international renown instructors in Iceland and Greenland. Rick Sammon will actually be joining me on one of these tours. We would love to have you join us. You can see that tour here.


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