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Title: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on November 16, 2014, 12:14:06 AM
I thought it would be helpful to try to keep all inspiration and reference imagery under a single topic. So for future inspiration image, video, or music links, just post a reply to this thread.

Here are a few to get things started!

Video:

This is a realistic and largely unglamorized time lapse view of Iceland. Colors seem fairly true-to-life (though I would guess there is some enhancement, at least in a few scenes, a bit of saturation added here and there for example) and a variety of locations and textures are explored. Particularly interesting and useful are a couple of zoom shots, showing a range of scales and distances of a single location. This may be *the* video to watch if you had to pick just one:
http://vimeo.com/104861350

A fantastic winter time lapse exploration of Iceland mostly showcasing some amazing aurora footage (apparently resulting from an X-class solar flare!). The ice cave footage is also stunning, and lets me remember how incredible that experience was (probably my favorite of the trip I took). The aurora really gets crazy around the halfway mark:
http://vimeo.com/90536368

A rather nice video of one couple's trip to Iceland. It starts out a little slow, but it has a really good variety of imagery, and more natural colors than many photos you see:
http://vimeo.com/110170664
Note: waterfalls do *not* flow upward in Iceland. ;)


Photos:

This is a link that was posted previously by Inkydigit:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/15116493/Iceland

Here is a gallery of a friend's photos from our trip earlier in 2014 to Iceland:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bflasher/sets/72157642473797553

And my own gallery from that trip, Part 1 and 2 of 3 (part 3 to be posted within a couple weeks, hopefully in time to inspire you further! :D ):
http://www.planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,19087.0.html
Feel free to ask me any questions you have in that thread, and I'll update it when I add Part 3 to the gallery.

And finally, something posted on the forums back in June of this year that is all the more interesting and relevant now:
http://www.demilked.com/nordic-landscape-nature-photography-iceland/


Music:

Last but not least, musical inspiration might also be fun. Of Monsters and Men are a great Icelandic band that I enjoy:

But Sigur Ros (another Icelandic band) might capture the place a bit more in sound, if that makes sense:
http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/videos/

Feel free to post your inspirations and reference links in reply!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Danny on November 16, 2014, 02:36:32 PM
http://www.pinterest.com/NWDAstore/iceland/ (http://www.pinterest.com/NWDAstore/iceland/)
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on November 16, 2014, 07:51:22 PM
Hi,

I wanted to add some images of some specific parts of Iceland's landscapes that I have run into. Turns out Iceland has some great Marshes...

http://static.squarespace.com/static/5216a670e4b04422e03e5d4a/536561c1e4b010f4395edd61/53656224e4b0bfbb0aba7276/1408762274495/tommy_kwak_marshlaugarvatn_11_installation_800.jpg

http://gastrographic.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/iceland_golden-circle_thingvellir-1.jpg

http://www.framtidarlandid.is/static/gallery/villinganesvirkjun-en/.large/jokulsarskagafirdi_villinganesvirkjun_mwl.jpg

Good resource for image and info/factoids http://www.framtidarlandid.is/en/natureiceland/bidflokkur/villinganesvirkjun-1
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on November 27, 2014, 04:02:24 AM
Here is a few youtube vids of volcanos erupting and 2 general Iceland documentaries.
2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull
little more than 3 min

about 9min good visual info of smaller scale stuff.

Icelands Volcanoes and Glaciers DOCUMENTARY 45min. Pretty cool. 360p only :-[


Ice on Fire - The Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland Docu: 50min some great stuff



Image
I think this is the largest in Iceland. "Katla" supposed to be very active and dangerous.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JX6Yv35fFsc/T4VDE4LgyEI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/uJAa6o4JamI/s1600/68018.jpg

This one is just a crazy Iceland photo
http://billhatcher.typepad.com/.a/6a0105371785e7970b01347fe8b913970c-500wi


Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on November 28, 2014, 01:24:32 AM
http://video.pbs.org/video/2321564950/
PBS

The best video I have found so far. Full HD great imagery too.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on November 28, 2014, 04:48:39 AM
A very long video, but an excellent piece of information. Thank you Michael.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on December 04, 2014, 05:57:17 AM
I put off looking up this info because I new it would make me sad. But my brain would not shut up and I had to look. And sure enough...
Best trout fishing in the world.
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=iceland+trout+fishing&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cASAVOTrBJenyATfyYCQBQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1127&bih=937#imgdii=_
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on December 17, 2014, 01:37:43 AM
A quirky but interesting video with some nice, accurately-colored (i.e. not terribly exaggerated) imagery of Iceland. It picks up around the half-way mark:
https://vimeo.com/108920772

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on December 17, 2014, 02:26:00 AM
Looking very nice Oshyan, thanks for sharing. Looks like the clowns were having a good time.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on January 05, 2015, 03:19:12 AM
For anyone looking to recreate aurora, this is a great reference (all time-lapse):

https://vimeo.com/115483522

Keep in mind these are long exposures to gather that much light at night. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on January 07, 2015, 08:14:14 PM
Iceland sure does look inviting in the summer time. I need to go back when it's not freezing! :D

Check it out with a smooth jazz soundtrack. ;)
http://vimeo.com/116159306

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on January 08, 2015, 12:56:40 AM
Thanks for sharing Oshyan, this is beautiful.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on January 12, 2015, 06:24:05 PM
Nice video with lots of deep winter shots, for anyone interested in doing a really snowy/icy version of Iceland:
https://vimeo.com/77730331
It's a nice mix of "hero" shots (big waterfalls, mountains, sunrise/sunset, timelapse, etc.) and more normal stuff where you see more average environments and "in-between" places. So, a good reference video I think.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on January 13, 2015, 07:58:23 PM
Another video from the same people as above. This is the one I saw originally and wanted to post, but it wasn't available in HD on Vimeo. YouTube for the win on this one, apparently. Stunning video!


- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on January 13, 2015, 08:04:21 PM
Very good; thanks.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on January 15, 2015, 06:20:37 AM
Quick, somebody make this in TG! :D
http://www.gregwhittonphotography.com/iceland-end-of-time

Bigger on Facebook, if you're on there:
https://www.facebook.com/223410427722431/photos/a.801036469959821.1073741825.223410427722431/821017924628342/?type=1&theater

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Dune on January 15, 2015, 06:45:19 AM
Should be possible, especially if you have  the DEM of that area.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on January 15, 2015, 03:40:45 PM
Very nice. Kind of reminds me of a scene done in Terragen Classic.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on January 23, 2015, 01:22:23 PM
Lots of great stuff here already. But here is one more. http://travelwithdrone.com/aerial-iceland/ (Aerial)
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on January 23, 2015, 02:58:14 PM
Wow! This aerial is phenomenal. The pilot of the drone is truly an expert to have captured all of this. What a unique place this Iceland is. Thanks Michael.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on January 23, 2015, 07:00:17 PM
Stunning! My only complaint is that many of the shots are at an odd angle. But definitely a lot of wonderful imagery, and great reference.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on January 24, 2015, 03:12:09 AM
I agree. I think one of the problems of doing stuff like this is the near total freedom. It happens in TG too. With so many choices, you can settle on one that may not be the best. Like where and how to place a camera what to look at, so on. Plus he was probably dealing with wind shear and direction. I read in another place that someone else who was doing something similar had a lot of problems in one of the same locations. He only posted a few stills though. Just a guess as I may be able to afford a drone, or a vacation trip (again) one day, but probably never both ;D :-\ :'( Man I want to go to iceland!

Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Dune on February 02, 2015, 03:44:25 PM
Here's another interesting Iceland thingy, if anybody wants to make ice on black beach: https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/108480599252932396008/gphoto/5956235813345003666?gl=us&heading=53&pitch=90&fovy=75 (https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/108480599252932396008/gphoto/5956235813345003666?gl=us&heading=53&pitch=90&fovy=75)
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: kalwalt on February 02, 2015, 05:09:13 PM
Here's another interesting Iceland thingy, if anybody wants to make ice on black beach: https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/108480599252932396008/gphoto/5956235813345003666?gl=us&heading=53&pitch=90&fovy=75 (https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/108480599252932396008/gphoto/5956235813345003666?gl=us&heading=53&pitch=90&fovy=75)
Thank you @Dune! That's incredible!  :D
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on February 02, 2015, 07:00:05 PM
Oo, nice panorama there. My next set of Iceland photos will have my own take on the ice beach of Jokulsarlon as well. And since the contest is wrapping up soon, I'll try to get that posted ASAP! :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: TheBadger on February 02, 2015, 11:13:41 PM
Thats really nice. I wish it was video!
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on February 05, 2015, 09:37:36 PM
Some inspiration to get you through the final week (or so):
https://vimeo.com/117819065
And look guys, trees! :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Dune on February 06, 2015, 04:42:38 AM
Did the play button dissappear on you guys? I constantly had to press play again, as it paused automatically. I finally downloaded it, see what that does.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on February 06, 2015, 05:17:57 AM
Thanks Oshyan, this was enjoyable and inspiring. Those drones are incredible in picking up the details.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on February 21, 2015, 02:22:23 AM
In case you're missing Iceland while you wait for the contest judging results:
https://vimeo.com/30581015

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: kalwalt on February 21, 2015, 08:12:25 AM
Amazing video, thank's to share it!
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Oshyan on March 04, 2015, 04:37:59 AM
The contest is over (and congratulations to the winners!), but Iceland is still inspiring me. To celebrate the conclusion of this challenge, here is one of the best timelapse sequences of Iceland I have seen yet: https://vimeo.com/120351380

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: choronr on March 04, 2015, 05:29:39 AM
Thank you Oshyan, this is a special place in the world.
Title: Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
Post by: Dragonfire on June 19, 2017, 02:30:07 PM
Wow, great Video and Pictures :)