My Top Photos of 2021

I feel like most people were hesitant with their optimism after what happened in 2020.

I had no idea what I was going to do in 2020.

It has been a struggle, but I am doing well.

Let's take a look.

The year in travel is 2021.

I obeyed all local rules when I got back on the road in 2021.

I was the first American to enter the country after the volcano erupted, and I went back on a first date a few months later.

I wanted to visit some new places, so I hopped over toFinland for a quick trip in September.

I went to visit my friend in Lithuania and then stopped in Warsaw to see Ted Lasso filming.

I had a great year of travel.

10. The A's won in College Station, Texas.

The Texas A&M football team had an up-and-down season, but the game against Alabama was special.

The Aggies won the game 41-38.

9. St. Johann is in Italy.

The small onion was one of my favorite places in the world when I was there in October.

I used my Sony A1 and my 24-70mm f2.8 G Master lens to shoot this.

The exposure time is 1/100.
ISO 100 is the standard.

It was just perfect for a picture like this, as there wasn't a lot of compositions to choose from, but it didn't need much work in post.

8. The Mulagljufur Canyon is located in Southeast Iceland.

I have seen pictures and videos of the canyon but have never been able to locate it. A friend finally told me the name of the canyon and I was able to find everything I needed to visit after my visit out to the puffs in July!

The picture took about 90 minutes of waiting before I could see the peak in the clouds.

ISO 100 is the standard.
The exposure time is 1/10/2018.

I wanted to emphasize how dramatic the scene was and brought out the contrast in the clouds a bit.

7. The Northern Lights are seen in Godafoss, Iceland.

I went to the second city of Akureyri as soon as I got into the country under the vaccine exemption.

I set up my Sony a9II camera with a 24mm lens and started taking pictures.

ISO 3200.
10-second exposure.

I am not sure what happened with the noise in the shadows, but I still love this image.

6. Prada MarFA has a huge telephoto lens.

I went to Prada MarFA once before and got a great shot with the Milky Way in the background.

50 exposure time
ISO 100 is the standard.

The only reason I did that was because the camera was focused on something far away, and I wanted to make sure that the image was not blurry.

5. The wave is in the wilderness of Arizona.

I had been trying to get a permit to hike to this place for a long time but was never successful.

I used the 12-24mm G Master lens from Sony a1 to exaggerate the scene and the curves in the sandstone.

The exposure time is about one hundredth of a second.
ISO 100 is the standard.

The scene is pretty much a scene of dodging and burning between light and dark sand.

4. Bluebonnet Sunrise is in Texas.

The Texas Bluebonnet Trail runs through Texas, and I love it.

The exposure time was 1/2000.
I don't know why this wasn't 100.

This image was all about the Sony a1, it was possible to shoot it in one frame, instead of trying to shoot it in multiple frames, because there was so much information stored in the shadows.

3. Dallas, Texas is home to Frozen Dallas.

The great state of Texas was devastated by a five-day freeze in February of 2021.

I took a picture back in 2016 and put it on the left and the reality on the right.

The freeze in Texas was brutal and expensive, and I wanted to show the reality on the ground.

2. Latrabjarg, Iceland is home to the Puffin Extravaganza.

I had a great day with the puffins and am going back to see more of them.

I used my Sony a1 and the 400mm f2.8 G Master lens for the picture.

The exposure time is 1/400.
ISO 500 is the standard.

I wanted to make sure I had enough depth of field to capture a lot of detail, so I went with a smaller lens.

1. The lava flow is in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland.

The eruption at Godafoss was relatively mild and people started trekking their way out there almost immediately.

I was surprised how close we were to the volcano.

A full-frame equivalent of 32mm.
The exposure time is 1/3.
ISO 100 is the standard.

The lava flow was slow, hot, and relentless.

The year 2021.

There were hard times but there were also sweet times.

Tell me in the comments which photo was your favorite.

Since my last visit, getting in and out of the country has changed. Here's what you need to know. You should be thinking about going to Iceland this summer.

June 2, 2021.

In "Iceland".

It's time. Take a look at my top 10 pictures. Click through because you love the pictures.

December 31,

In photography.

I saw some great churches and a huge volcanic plug while I was in Iceland.

October 29,

In "Iceland".