Rodrigue El Hajj's picture

Iceland - The Land Of Fire And Ice

On October 16th I went with some friends on a trip to Iceland for 8 days, to chase the northern lights.
Now you may read about Iceland on forums, see some photos on the net. But none of it will have any meaning until you actually visit and see it for yourself. There is something extraordinary about that country, the views! the black sand beaches, the frozen lava, the waterfalls, the geysers, the glaciers, the volcanoes, the dancing Auroras at night!
It's like the whole island is alive breathing, the rivers are its veins and the volcanoes are the valves of its heart.

Read more about it:
---link coming soon---

You may also see the photo albums in the link below:
Gear Used:
-Canon 6D
-Samyang 12mm f/2.8
-Canon 24-105mm f/4L
-Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
-GoPro 4 Black (only for few shots that couldn't be done with my DSLR)

All was filmed handheld except for the timelapses, used a Vanguard Espod 203AP tripod.
Thanks For watching!

All comments are welcome :)

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Tyler Newcomb's picture

I am drooling over this film! Absolutely spectacular and beautiful piece! You are making me want to go to Iceland even more than I already do!

How did you get the shots so empty with so few people in them? I fear that at the coolest locations, I will have crowds of people limiting my possibilities. How do you plan a trip there?


Rodrigue El Hajj's picture

Thank you Tyler! I'm really glad that it gives you that feeling! :)
I went there in October, fewer tourists and the more you go further from Reykjavik and the Golden circle the fewer people u get, and u have to be patient and wait the the busses to leave :). U can't go wrong in Iceland no matter what you do, it's a stunning place Beautiful environment all around. Just be careful sometimes it could be dangerous

Tyler Newcomb's picture

Thanks for the advice!

Jonathan Schwalm's picture

epic footage and editing! :) Im thrilled!

Rodrigue El Hajj's picture

Thank you Jonathan! Glad you like it :)

Dalida Innes's picture

Superb, it really feel that we are there, Iceland is on my bucket list, thanks for sharing.

Rodrigue El Hajj's picture

Thank you! :)