Archive for August, 2008

Clunkers Bash

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

These inventive chaps turned up a party celebrating of the history of mountain biking (The Klunkers Bash) with a prototype pick-up truck Jacuzzi. It needed a couple of week’s hard work, two generators and a lot of silicone sealant to turn the back of their truck into a watertight open-air Jacuzzi. These images show them in their moment of glory when it briefly worked. It shinned for five minutes, until the site owners told them to turn off the generators or leave the event. The water never did get above 8 degrees centigrade. I say support the underdog, their inventive outdoor water feature should be an official part of the event next year.

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A cute portrait

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Taken at a rather bizarre medieval camp reenactment we accidentally stumbled into. I am quite please we did now… Thanks for letting me take your picture, and Mom, get in touch for a copy!
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Iceland #7

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Shots on the theme of simplicity. Iceland.
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Iceland #6

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Lava fields, Iceland.

The second to bottom image here shows a evidence of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that lies across Iceland. The fault show here is actually the result of the slow movement apart of the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates, which are parting by 2cm a year.

Over one third of Iceland is volcanically active and scattered with lava fields. Iceland is far enough north that it should be entirely covered by ice and snow, like Greenland to the west. The heat generated by the ridge keeps the country in a constant state of thaw.

Iceland #5

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Iceland #4

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The tortured landscape of Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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Iceland #3

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Iceland #2

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Iceland #1

Friday, August 1st, 2008


Svartifoss (Black Falls), Skaftafell National Park, Iceland


Iceland is possibly a photographer’s paradise and definitely a geologists paradise. The landscape a step back in time – where the rock isn’t still being shaped by glaciers, there are large-scale examples of perfectly-formed volcanoes, lava fields and black volcanic beaches.

I came back from 10 days in Iceland with over 800 photographs. It’s taken me until now to make some sense of these images. The first set of images looks at the impressive waterfalls.

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