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Inspiration and reference imagery
« 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: 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!

- Oshyan
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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #3 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDiYl8IizH4 little more than 3 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcMc92CYIE about 9min good visual info of smaller scale stuff.

Icelands Volcanoes and Glaciers DOCUMENTARY 45min. Pretty cool. 360p only :-[
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwvWCACIIbA

Ice on Fire - The Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland Docu: 50min some great stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa-DdSPya2E


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


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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 01:24:32 AM »
http://video.pbs.org/video/2321564950/
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The best video I have found so far. Full HD great imagery too.
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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 04:48:39 AM »
A very long video, but an excellent piece of information. Thank you Michael.

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #6 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=_
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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2014, 02:26:00 AM »
Looking very nice Oshyan, thanks for sharing. Looks like the clowns were having a good time.

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 12:56:40 AM »
Thanks for sharing Oshyan, this is beautiful.

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #13 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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfETEOPeq_s

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Re: Inspiration and reference imagery
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2015, 08:04:21 PM »
Very good; thanks.

 

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