UPDATE: Due to an issue with the supplier* I have had to increase the price of new calendar orders as of 10th December. ORDERS ALREADY PLACED ARE UNAFFECTED. Please see the new prices below.
The official Nick Miners Photography 2014 calendar is now available.
Twelve full colour photos of Iceland taken from aboard a Cessna flying at between 3,000 and 6,000 feet.
If you would like a copy, please get in touch with me by the end of this week (13th December) or make a payment to PayPal as follows:
UK shipping: £25 per calendar
Europe (including Iceland): £27.50 per calendar
USA: £30 per calendar
Rest of world: please ask
To see the full gallery of images used, click here.
*when I first investigated the price of calendars my supplier was offering a promotional rate with no indication of when it expired. I looked into it today and found that the order I had pending had suddenly become more expensive; after a quick phone call they have honoured the original (lower) price for orders placed to date, but future orders will have to be at the higher price.
Yesterday I hired a plane, much as I did at this time last year, only this time with my friend Tim, and we flew over the south of Iceland for just over two hours. Our journey took us all the way to Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that caused all that air traffic chaos in 2010; Landmannalaugar, an area where the river flows warm enough to bathe in all year round; over the Westman Islands; and back along the south coast. Naturally I had my camera with me and took a few photos, some of which you can see here… (click images to view larger for best effect!)
The Hvitá river in southern Iceland
Looking south towards the Westman Islands
Snow-covered mountains to the north of Eyjafjallajökull
A geothermally heated river in the Landmannalaugar area
Snow covered mountains meet a flood plain
The town of Vestmannaeyjar on Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands
The natural harbour on Heimaey (right), which was threatened by the volcanic eruption in 1973
Hay is dumped on the sand near Skipagerði to protect the beach from erosion
River trails in the snow
Mountains behind Eyjafjallajökull
Ash from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull is broken up by moving snow
River trails in the snow near Landmannalaugar
Snow covered mountains near Landmannalaugar
Warm river melting the surrounding snow near Landmannalaugar
A stunning collection of aerial photography of the surface of Mars. I can’t quite explain how astonishing these photographs are.