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2018

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Not posted for a while, I hope you are all fit and well. So how has 2018 been, work, work and more work, grew a beard ( still got it ) :roll: , granddaughter one is now 7 :o and number two will be 2 next month. On the photography front I got treated to a DJI Mavic Air Drone a few months ago...….. different.
On the holiday front we had a couple of weeks All Inclusive at Soma Bay on the Red Sea, a lovely place and stunning hotel but not really for us, so we split to the Nile Palace in Luxor for 4 nights, bit of Nile View room :D. Then on the 2nd November we went to Iceland, 5 nights in Reykjavik :D :D :D. This trip was for me and my hunt for the Aurora Borealis, the good lady isn't a fan of the cold, but she had invested in some layers and was good to go. Well what can I say, I loved the place it was truly amazing, we hired a 4x4 and never looked back, winter had started, dark long nights, the temps where dropping, snow was about.
We covered some miles and the winter tyres where a blessing, here's a few snaps for starters, but I got to tick that box that says see them northern lights, I found it not the easiest to photo, not as sharp as I hoped, tripod set up, cable release on, not sure if was down to manual focus or tripod movement with the strong wind that night, or it could have just me :o .

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night shot
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morning shot on route to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
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Buðir black church, nice 3hr drive to get to this place
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Buðir black church
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gullfoss waterfall, boy it was cold, the wind chill
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Kerid Volcanic Crater
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view from Kerid Volcanic Crater
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one of the many Glaciers
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Kirkjufellsfoss
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Resistant Moss On Volcanic Rocks
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Drone shot of the Diamond Beach at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, 250 mile drive, worth everyone of them
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another drone shot
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couldn't leave this one out, flower girl at a wedding 2 weeks ago x



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Fantastic pictures BK. Everyone who goes to Iceland says, like you, what a beautiful country it is. Well done for seeing the AB, not everyone is so lucky. You are now in the Guiness Book of Records.............First Brit to take a drone to get his pics. Well done you. :up
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!!!FANTASTIC!!!

Absolutely fantastic photos BK! They're terrific. Quite like the ones done by a drone too.

Iceland as a destination has never been on my own calendar but given your photos am now re-thinking that one ....... definitely seems a ruggedly beautiful country.

Granddaughter is still a beautiful young lady! Lovely photo of her ;)

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Fantastic photos BK :) I've always wanted to go to Iceland, maybe some day ;)

Your grand daughter is looking beautiful :)

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