DRANGARNIR and TINDHOLMUR Epic Faroe Islands Landsape Photography | 4K

DRANGARNIR and TINDHOLMUR Epic Faroe Islands Landsape Photography | 4K



in the first half of 2019 I collectively spent five weeks in the Faroe Islands running workshops with Maiko photographers and youtubers Nigel Danson and Nick page during these workshops I got to visit the characteristic cystic arched angle near four times this video is a vlog and mashup from these hikes where I got some of my favorite photos from 2019 and goes to show just how different photos you can get by returning to the same location several times so today it is the long long hike out to Durango near which is a beautiful sea stack formation here in the Faroe Islands and to get out there yep you need a guide and yep it cost money right now we have a little bit of Sun you can see up here behind me maybe maybe not I don't know and we have clouds might maybe break up when we are out there we're good time it's summer right now it's in June so the Sun doesn't set before like 15 minutes past 11:00 at night and right now it's like a little bit past 4:00 in the afternoon so plenty of time to photograph also I am here with the one and only mr. Nick page so hello Nick it's pleasure finally it's pretty cool to be in your neck of the woods Yeah right I'm staring at baby sheep yeah weather is awesome actually it's like you know it was a little chilly when we took off but this is like the perfect hiking temperature it's very nice I'm excited to go see this place yeah so there's a little bit of a hike left and I will spare you for all the details and just cut to that now oh that's what I thought during the summer workshops just before we reach the end of the hike we had to pass two pairs of nesting school s a school has a fairly large sea bird they kind of look like brown seagulls on steroids and they are very protective about their nests they have no problem dive-bombing you and even the sheep are not left alone this was actually such a hilarious scene the sheep are like grassing harvesters and everything on their brain is about eating so this sheep got a bit too close to the skewers and they got into a fight so we are slowly working ourselves down from up top up here behind me and then down here towards the water obviously it's more fun to go from upstairs to downstairs than going up here because it's really steep so right now I'm here having this composition where basically just framed the entire scene and part of the group further down here doing a lot of like human elements photos so I'm just using that and incorporating those people into my scene so right now it's basically just I'm freeloading off them let's just be honest so again the conversation is super super simple I'm framing it all using settings f9 iso hundred and basically just letting the shutter speed to what the shutter speed does like i'm an aperture priority and i really like working in aperture priority just making sure that my histogram is not clipping on the right side so right now I'm just going out onto the tip and I will work as the human element for all the guests up here along the rich basically what I use the other group for before so yeah that will be nice in the end we all went down to the rocks near the water this place can be super slippery so be very very careful if you go down there so we have come down here to the last location is he drunken you hear in the background and right now we are just playing around with some long exposures that's not much see action so it doesn't really make sense to get those half second exposures personally I would just like go for like 30 seconds just to smooth out the entire scene just to make like a really ethereal and moody scene usually I go for a bit more action but as there is no action I will just have to work with what I got but I keep telling them that's the absolute wrong approach everything he just told you is completely wrong yeah so yeah it's fun to be more photographers at one place because we usually get something different so let's see how different me and Nick's photos are actually going to be so I really think both photos here turned out really well they are both something very different from what I'm used to buy now at drankin year the long exposed photo on the left is just so calm ethereal and moody it's one of those kind of photos that doesn't take all the attention of the room the one on the right is small documentation on the boat delivers a great idea about the scale and it's both Moody and minimalistic which is a combination I really like overall a couple of great photos I wouldn't mind having on my wall on this specific workshop everything just lined up with the weather see and thanks to the local guide Thomas picker who set it up we got the amazing and costly opportunity to go to Tintin more which is the island behind random access to this island is very limited and can only be done by boat so it was quite specially going there it was also fun to see the island from the perspective of the sea most characteristic part of photographing sinhala are from chin halwa is how the cliff looks like a very pointy spire it works perfectly as a focal point I have only seen one photo from 1000 more before so we had to do a bit of scouting which was a bit stressing as we only had about an hour and a half out there our access to the island was limited so the area we could play a round on wasn't too big along the coast I found some cool rocks but as the sea didn't deliver any action I didn't get anything from the coast there were plenty of small pools that could be used for reflections and moving further back we found some cool shapes of rock which worked great as a foreground considered it was my first to attend hull mu and I only had seen one photo from here before I think I came away with a couple of decent photos both works great with the moody atmosphere and I like that little twist you rock in the foreground off the left photo the right photo is definitely my favorite from this day and portfolio worthy the foreground works perfectly with the reflection of the spire and the two pools and having the edges of the spire continued down and line up with both pools on the left and the near pool on the right I was also really really lucky to have the captain of the boat in the perfect position as to add a bit of scale to the photo the following week Nick and I returned with the second group the group was really really lucky to get the best line I've ever experienced that triangle near the day didn't start out that promising us we had clear blue sky all afternoon and into the evening but out of nowhere a whole lot of clouds formed above us with the horizon being partly clear this gave some fantastic light where the sunlight was reflected by the ocean and up onto the underside of the clouds giving us an amazing display of light for a couple of hours in this first one I'm using the full width of my 12 millimeter lens to get in the entire scene where we have Thomas posing for us up on the cliff to give a sense of scale and adventure the light was just splendid lighting up the cliffs water and clouds it is a very complex photo with a lot going on and enough details to make you keep looking at it for long the next one here is from a higher perspective where used myself in the photo to make classic hero shot this one has a typical adventure feeling to it the last photo and my favorite from this evening and one of my all-time favorite photos from the Faroe Islands was actually shot just in the moments before the clouds went crazy I loved the minimal color palette and high contrast light coming through drunken year the foreground and colored cloud above drunken year works as a great frame of the scene in this shot I also used myself to pose in the scene so the other photographers could get the photo I had to give it a few tries running back and forward to get the optimal camera angle as to have the horizon go through my shoulders and not my throat and make sure I didn't touch or overlap the background mountains don't be surprised if this photo ends up in my favorite photos of 2019 video I really like the three photos I came away with from this evening obviously there are many more to choose from but these are my favourites in March in July I ran a couple of workshops with Nigel De Anza we had very different conditions in those workshops but both offered some splendid conditions and beautiful opportunities for different photos the biggest difference between the March and July workshops were the angle of the Sun and color of the grass in the match workshop all the grass was brown but that just gave a more moody color palette to the photos during overcast weather and beautiful golden Hills during Sun down by the water that wasn't a big issue and we had some great waves to deliver a lot of action I really like this first shot the waves crashing and exploding simultaneously just gives so much power to the photo the shutter speed at 1/6 of a second is perfect to show the action I also got this drone shot which is a vertical panorama of the peninsula you can see drunken year down there in the bottom and people scattered along the ridge I really like this photo for the dramatic perspective and cliffs and simple color palette during the July workshop we had some really great conditions the Sun set we got was pretty good and for a few minutes we had the Sun peak out for a brief moment I however had already got this photo so I found myself more open to experimentation and trying out other and new perspectives I usually go for horizontal compositions from the lower perspective but this vertical one with the Prophet clouds lit by the Setting Sun and water action turned out pretty good when the light started to become really good I asked Thomas to go for a little walk along this Ridge I really liked the scale and how the light beams in from the left I tried getting two different perspectives around the cliffs where I hadn't shot from before and I found these lines and the rocks I figured could work as leading lines this last photo is my favorite from this day and one I've wondered ever since my first hike here as we are always out at the end of the peninsula during what's supposed to be the best light this dramatic and fantastic perspective is always of less priority however on this specific day we had a lot of haze in the air when we passed here and that emphasised the atmosphere and shadows cast by tintal more he gave a fantastic background with a beautiful glow if you want to go to the Faroe Islands yourself be sure to get my map via the link down in the description it's a digital map to all the locations I show in the videos you can easily integrate it with Google Maps and use on the go a big thanks to all of you who've already bought and used it I greatly appreciate it and I'm very happy to hear it works out perfectly for you the last little thing I want to show you is just how long the sunsets are when you are this far north just see at how low the angle the Sun approached the horizon be sure to check out both Nigel's and next channels if you haven't already they both have videos from our workshops up already Franconia is one of the most incredible locations for landscape photography I give you that but that doesn't change the fact that returning to the same location several times to improve your chance of getting just the one photo you really want so thank you so much for watching as always I highly appreciate pull the like and the comment and be sure to check out my map if you go into the Pharos on your own

12 thoughts on “DRANGARNIR and TINDHOLMUR Epic Faroe Islands Landsape Photography | 4K

  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Hey Mads.
    My group and me actually met you at thé hôtel in March. WE didn't had the opportunity to talk or spend some time with you. May be some other time.
    I did this clip from that very first trip in the Faroe Islands.
    Chech it if you have 3 min 😉
    https://youtu.be/gxaqIRSMyWU

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Really like 18:44. You pair the vivid orange lichen on the rocks with softer orange glow in the sky. Brilliant!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    It really sucks that you need a tour guide now. When I was there in 2017 you didn’t need one yet. The times for the tours are not always ideal for good lighting and being there just for your own is just something special and i would much prefer that than being in a crowded group.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Absolute beauty. Thank you for sharing and for the photo tips.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Totally majestic magnificent magical.I can attest to this wild pure beauty as I was there with you and Nick.Just sublime captures of as you portray it ,of the most moody beautiful
    untouched places on this planet.Much thanks again.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Love you work… how do you afford to travel so much

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Great video and photos as always. Very good job! I dream to go with you 😉

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    An incredible selection of images this week Mads and it must be a nice problem to have at times as to which ones make your portfolio as these were all fantastic

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Simply beautiful, still waiting for you and Sean Bagshaw to join up.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Great photos!

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