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!
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/MonstersAndMen
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!