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The Death Falls by Inebriantia
The Death Falls
"Death Falls"

Massive amounts of extremely turbulent waters suddenly meet the endless abyss of Dettifoss, with liquid chaos ensuing right after the fall. The Universe seems to have its strange ways of always creating order out of chaos, and witnessing such water apocalypse giving birth to a steady and serene undulating river, makes me wonder if we, as humans, are right now steady streams or rather turbulent waters, headed to somewhere less chaotic.

Even though I constantly look for it, I do not have an answer, but at least this majestic monument of Nature shows me that there can be hope in the end.

Location: Dettifoss, Iceland


After spending an incredible day at Seyðisfjörður, where we witnessed the best weather ever in Iceland, with the sun shining and 20ºC temperatures, we decided to head to the East side of the famous most powerful waterfall of Iceland (and Europe) - Dettifoss - with brief stops along the way to capture the landscapes. We arrived to the Detifoss parking lot at night, and were greeted by extremely strong winds, that made the simple task of keeping a car door open seem like a gym session. We planned to shoot the Dettifoss west side by sunrise, so we didn't want to be caught unprepared next morning, and did a terrain recognition during the night, to get a feel of how long it would take to arrive to the waterfall. After walking for 15 minutes we finally hear that familiar dense rumble, and there she was, waiting for us the next day. We returned to car and managed to eat some sandwiches and the essential Pringles, and went to "bed". The car was constantly balancing due to the wind, which made sleep not as comforting.

The phone alarm set off at 5h30 am, and then I had to go through the usual ritual of trying to do a caffeine-CPR to my comatose morning body, with massive amounts of awful soluble coffee. We got dressed in a hurry and there we went. Contrary to our predictions, the sun took much longer than expected to rise above the east side, so we had to wait about 1.5 hours under extreme wind and cold, where only the incredible vision of the waterfall would soothe the negative  body sensations. Finally the sun showed up, and here is one of images captured in that morning.

Technical details:

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Exposure: 1 second for the foreground; 10 seconds for the waterfall and sky
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Formatt Hitech Firecrest 4 stops full ND; Formatt Hitech Prostop IRND 4 stops soft ND Grad
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod
Wireless remote shutter
Terrascape filter bag

José Ramos ©
Dissolution of Eternity by Inebriantia
Dissolution of Eternity

"Dissolution of Eternity"

The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon under fiery light, in it's endless cadence of moving pieces of ice, teaches us lessons of impermanence and dissolution.

This place is quite simply the most beautiful work of moving art I've ever seen in my short life.

After two trips to Iceland and much waiting, finally had the chance to witness an epic sunset at Jokulsarlon, with enough time to choose from the endless possible angles and compositions. Due to the fast moving pieces of ice, doing a long exposure would be impossible. Since the ice pieces were a few meters aways from the shore and I wanted to get the classic immersive look of ultra wide angle lenses, had to enter into the almost frozen water to get this image. From time to time, chunks of melted ice would meet my legs with great subtleness, making me fell like a part of the whole moving scenario. Unforgettable.

Technical details:

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Aperture: f/10
Exposure: 1/8 seconds
ISO: 200
Manual Focus
Formatt Hitech 3 stop Firecrest soft ND Grad
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod
Terrascape filter bag

José Ramos ©

The Gathering by Inebriantia
The Gathering
After 30 hours of non-stop shooting and driving, an incredible gathering in front of me: the majestic mountains of Vestrahorn on the left, the last sparks of the Northern Lights on the right, and the glimpse of the coming twilight in the center. 

The previous day had started by waking up near sunrise, after sleeping inside the car (and after a 200km ride during the night). We decided to sleep at Jokulsarlon, and at 5am we were  headed right off to the ice beach, under extremely cold weather. As usual, got soaked up to my knees and only had my first meal at 15:00, after driving 80km to Hofn. The weather changed in an unexpected way, so I cancelled the plan of shooting Vestrahorn in the afternoon, and headed back to Jokulsarlon, which meant another 80km trip. According to the forecast there would be a 2 hour window with clear skies during the night in Jokulsarlon, which could mean finally being able to witness the Northern Lights again. When we arrived to the Jokulsarlon lagoon, light didn't look that good but I hoped it would get better as the sun would set behing the glaciar mountains. Fortunately it did, and we were treated with an incredibly display of light and colors. Once more, extremely cold temperatures and I was the only crazy guy soaked to my thighs in freezing water, thanks to the neoprene gear. When it got dark we headed to the car to grab some sandwiches and waited a bit to see if there would be any Auroras tonight. The Aurora forecast wasn't good, with just a "2" rating in, even though we had clear skies, but the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world finally made it's appearance! After spending two hours shooting it, and as it got more faint, I decided to still head back to Vestrahorn, for yet another 80km, only made possible through some cheap energy drinks filled with caffeine, available everywhere in Iceland. My companion was absolutely exhausted, so she decided to say in the car, but I was feeling like it could be a good night to shoot the Vestrahorn mountains and perhaps get some Aurora activity above it, even though my body was begging for some rest. It definitely payed off, and I got some great shots of this absolutely incredible place! Stood up well after sunrise, and then just crashed in the car. My head hurts like hell and my body aches all over, but I just can't stop doing this...

José Ramos ©

Technical details:

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f4
Exposure: 15 seconds
Manual Focus
Manfrotto 055XPRO 3 tripod
Wireless remote shutter
The Spirits Return by Inebriantia
The Spirits Return
"The Spirits Return"

When synchronicity starts turning the wheels of time and gathering the elements, magical things can happen in front of our eyes.


José Ramos ©





Location: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland | September 2015


Three weeks after returning from my second Iceland trip, here is the first selected photo. I thought about starting posting images in chronological order, but couldn't avoid going straight to an image made on the third night, showing an epic display of Northern Lights in Jokulsarlon.

This trip began in a similar fashion as last year's. Arriving to the Keflavik airport at 1h15m and sleep in the car is always quite a harsh start for such an intense trip. Doing 140 km to Seljalandfoss on the next day and then having to return to Reykjavik due to a broken tripod adds to the exhaustion. Fortunately the third day made it all worth, as we had incredible sunset light in the Glacier Lagoon and then three hours of fantastic Aurora activity in the skies. Quite curiously, me and my companion were the only ones shooting there, making it all even more special. It's not every day that you have the honor of witnessing both the Northern Lights and the Jokulsarlon glaciers lit by the moonlight coming from behind!

Technical details:

Finally had the chance to shoot the Northern Lights with a full frame camera. I've always defended (and continue doing so), that an APS-C with a good lens can create stunning landscapes at base ISO that can rival with full frames, but when you venture into ISO1600 long exposure terrain, full frames are light years ahead of APS-Cs. I was stunned to see how much less noise the full frame sensor generates.

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focus: Manual
Wireless Shutter Release
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod
Her Majesty by Inebriantia
Her Majesty
In all of her grandeur there she was, Her Majesty Kirkjufell mountain, posing elegantly and creating endless awe in all her admirers. I trembled before such an incredible vision and, after bowing in humble reverence, tried to capture her the best I could.

This is one of the photos made during the morning of the second day in Iceland, in my September 2014 trip. After having the honor of witnessing a fantastic Northern Lights display during the previous night, I still had to spend some more time in this incredible place during the morning, before heading to Hvitserkur. The weather was densely overcast, so it was a good opportunity for very long exposures and playing with shapes and reflections.

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Technical data:

Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm
Aperture: f/16
Shutter speed: 180 seconds
ISO: 50
Focus: Manual
Wireless Remote Timer
Filters. Formatt Hitech ProStop IRND 7 stops full ND, 4 stop soft ND Grad
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 tripod + MH055M0-Q6 ballhead


José Ramos
Artist | Professional | Photography
My name is José Ramos and I'm a nature/landscape photographer.

I've developed an increasing interest in photography over the last years, and the passion grew so strong that this is the art I've chosen to express myself, as well as pay hommage to the beauty and power of the world which surrounds us.

In the end, what matters to me is to be able to depict and create my own interpretation of what surrounds us, sharing my vision in the form of photography.

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Current Residence: Portugal
I miss having a simple message center filled with great photos from people I used to know

I miss submitting a photo in a gigantic interesting world made of art of all kinds

I miss the vibrant community

I miss the emotion of getting tons of favorites and fantastic comments

I miss the thrill of the popular page, 'will it make it there?'

I miss the honor of Daily Deviations, and I can still remember the shivers I felt when someone told me by sms that I had been awarded a DD

I miss the provocative journals

I miss the perfect mix between maturity and innovation

I miss having a place here

I miss you.
  • Watching: Life unfolding...
  • Playing: The always strange being-an-adult game
  • Eating: Vegetarian always
  • Drinking: Oporto wine

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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Photographer
You've got some incredibly landscape photos! 

NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015   Digital Artist
 Hi ! Your very beautiful and awesome works featured here  ->  Art Feature : Landscape Photography part 2.
RedNosE2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So many nice photos. Very nice gallery!
Aro79 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful photos!
xNETTAx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   General Artist
Hey there!
I was captivated by your photos of Iceland!
I was there myself and was blinded by the sceneries.

More than that, your gallery is absolutely breathtaking!

Good luck, well done, and have a lovely week! :)
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is absolutely incredible!  Excellent work!  
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palmbook Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful gallery. I see that you use Hitech 1.2 ND filter. May I ask your opinion regarding this filter? I am interested in purchasing one; but I heard that it causes a color cast, especially when stacked with a GND filter.
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Shadoisk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing gallery! I love iot all
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Just letting you know I featured your work in my journal :)…
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Lichtweanderer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Wunderschöne Bilder zeigen sie ! 
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Your gallery is inhuman! I love it!!!
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Your photography is magnificent, vibrant and full of soul...transporting the viewer to worlds of color and light.
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My goodness I wish I could favourite everything In your gallery! Your photographs are so beautiful it hurts!! I love the effects you use on your images. Just perfect!!
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This might sound weird but your gallery gives me a sort of visual orgasm in my brain… too much beauty!! :+favlove:
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your photos are very awe-inspiring. I look forward to seeing what other photos you share ;)
jasonswint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Phenomenal gallery!
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