Matthew Ivan Merkel 2402
Orlando, FL
Creative Director, graphic designer, aspiring photographer and passionate traveler – aiming to improve my equipment and technique to make beautiful images of the world.
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Öndverðarnes Lighthouse, IcelandÖndverðarnes LighthouseIcelandIt's a slow drive on a gravel road through the lava fields to get to the end of the Snaefellsness peninsula. This cheery lighthouse is what awaits...Fjaðrárgljúfur, IcelandFjaðrárgljúfurIcelandFjaðrárgljúfur is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. The canyon has sheer walls, and is...Fjaðrárgljúfur, IcelandFjaðrárgljúfurIcelandI wish I could've visited this canyon years ago, before Game of Thrones, before all the tourists. It was still awesome, nonetheless.Ingólfshöfði, IcelandIngólfshöfðiIcelandA stone monument erected in 1974 to Ingólfur Arnarson for whom the cape is named. Recognized as the first permanent Norse settler of Iceland, he...Jökulsárlón, IcelandJökulsárlónIcelandThe glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón – all that ice makes this one chilly place, even in summer.Haifoss Waterfall, IcelandHaifoss WaterfallIcelandThe views in all directions were amazing here. Wish I'd had a 16mm to capture it all in one shot.Haifoss Waterfall, IcelandHaifoss WaterfallIcelandThe rainbow was a nice surprise as I gazed into this canyon for the first time.Nonamefoss, IcelandNonamefossIcelandThere's something prehistoric about many of the places in Iceland.Reykholt, IcelandReykholtIcelandThese were my favorite Icelanders… the people were nice too, but the horses were the friendliest. Not sure exactly where this was taken – there are...Thingvellir Church, IcelandThingvellir ChurchIcelandIceland is peppered with little churches like this one. The roof and shutter colors may change (red is popular) but the design is almost always the...Kirkjufellsfoss, IcelandKirkjufellsfossIceland10 pm under the midnight sun at the iconic Kirkjufell mountain (Church Mountain) and falls.Hraunfossar, IcelandHraunfossarIcelandThe wind was wickedly strong this day. Made a long-exposure shot quite challenging. It's amazing how water just pours out of the earth everywhere...Ytri Tunga, IcelandYtri TungaIcelandWe came to see the seals - there were a few in the surf, but too far out for my camera lens. The eider ducks were much more cooperative.Ingjaldshóll, IcelandIngjaldshóllIcelandClassic red-roofed church on a hill.Kirkjufellsfoss, IcelandKirkjufellsfossIcelandI know, this shot has been taken thousands of times, and mostly better than this one. This was my scouting shot – was going to come back at 11:30...Black Sand Beach, IcelandBlack Sand BeachIcelandThe loneliness of this place is what makes it so beautiful.Vík, IcelandVíkIcelandIceland is literally carpeted in purple during midsummer. #lupinesVik i Myrdal Church, Vík, IcelandVik i Myrdal ChurchVík, IcelandThere was almost not enough light in the sky to get this shot. Almost…Fjaðrárgljúfur, IcelandFjaðrárgljúfurIceland5-frame panorama of Fjaðrárgljúfur.Ingólfshöfði, IcelandIngólfshöfðiIcelandKeeping watch at Ingólfshöfði lighthouse.
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