from Yannick Calonge / Added

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    Probably everything started here.I mean my passion for photography. It was in 1997, we were 4 friends and we did a bicycle trip around iceland.At that time , i was using a simple camera (a Canon AE-1 programm) equiped with a simple 50mm/1,8 FD lens ! I did probably my best still photography ever, but i was still frustated not having a wide angle... I had to wait 15 years to come back there again with 2 other friends : Agnès & Sébastien.Instead of cycling , we drove 2000 km around Iceland. Nothing really change since 1997, except a bit more touristic. The 3 first week we had a fantastic weather, lot's of sun and hot.Maybe too much, i was missing the dramatic dark icelandic clouds!lol After the road trip , i wanted to do again the popular trekking between Skogar to Landmannalaugar .On the first day, i get caught after the first pass (after Fimmvorduskali near by Eyafjallajokul the volcano who erupted in 2010) by a sudden storm. I couldn't moved at all from where i was. I tried to came back to the pass and to the hut , but it was impossible. The wind was so strong that i was ejected on the ground!!! I had no choice to set up my tent as fast as i could before i got hypothermia. I tried to set up first on the snow , it was totally unsuccessfull , the wind was really too strong. The only shelter i first found was in the lava field , really closed to the volcano. I stayed a couple of hours , but even there the wind started to make pieces of my poor shelter. I made a wall with rocks , but the wind was still laughing at me! When the rain stopped , i went outside looking for snow in order to have some fresh water. I finally found a deep hole in the snow which was the perfect shelter for me and my damaged tent. i stayed there 2 nights and 2 days inside waiting the wind, fog and rain stopped so i could run away from this "holly" place! It was July 21st , and i didn't know that a new record of low pressure reach Iceland and gave birth probably to this strong wind ): http://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/nr/2504 en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/2011/nr/2504 After all , i realised that i was at the worst place at the wrong moment. It's maybe a question of bad luck or not .Anyway I feel lucky to be alive and it was quite a rich experience we usually not facing often in our life... Music by the talented REID Willis "Escapist" from the album "Born of Kaleidoscope" http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/born-of-kaleidoscope/id365715653?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Reid WIllis website: http://reidmwillis.wix.com/reid-willis-website#!home/mainPage Shot with a 5DII Lens : -16-35/2,8 -50/1,2 -70-200/4 -24-105/4 On Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yannick-Calonge-I-Photographies-Films/551134014897683?bookmark_t=page

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    • Iceland Geology Field Course 2010


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      Hamilton College and SUNY Oneonta traveled to Iceland in late June to mid July in 2010. This video summarizes the two week trip we took learning of geological features new to us throughout southern Iceland. All video was shot on an iPhone as were most of the still photos. All songs are from Icelandic bands except 'Awkward Kisser' by Telekinesis, they're from Washington.

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      • "Laki" l'enfer de 1783 / "Laki" the hell on earth in 1783


        from Marc.preschia / Added

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        En 1783 eu lieu en Islande la plus grande éruption des temps historiques qui eu des conséquences terribles en France. In 1783 took place in Iceland the greatest volcanic eruption of all times - which had terrible consequences in France. Info: www.myspace.com/marcpreschia

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