photos by Alan Grinberg

"Viking Medley"
June 29 to July 9, 2006

874 AD. Iceland settled by Vikings from Norway, displacing Irish Monks.
930 Creation of the Althingi Parliament.
1389 Mt. Hekla errupts, followed by smallpox and other epidemics.
1944 Iceland becomes an independent republic from Denmark.
1963 The island of Surtsey is created by an underwater volcanic eruption.
1980 Iceland's president (Vigdis Finnbogadottir) becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.
1989 Iceland abolishes a ban on beer (March 1 is "Beer Day")
2005 Iceland is ranked number two on the 2005 United Nations Human Development Index
2006 Mary, Andrew, and Alan visit Iceland to take a walk, eat some shark, and snap some photos.

Visit for the full experience - that is, the full experience of viewing my photos of the South and Central Highlands of Iceland on the computer!

Note: This group on the web site displays photos from the first half of the trip only. More to come, if I don't go on another trip first.

Gulls and Commorants on the beach.
Monomy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod, Massachussetts

8/18/06 at 9:18 am.
Altitude: Approx 300 - 600 feet

1/1250 sec, f5.6 ISO 400
85 mm (112 mm equivalent)

Hi ISO was set to enable high speed photography to dampen plane vibration. No glass or plastic between the camera lens and the subject.
"Vermont Leaves"
Reflection in a stream on Mt. Hunger, The Worcester Mountains, Vermont

August 24, 2006, 2:02 pm

Canon Rebel 350XT
17 - 85 mm zoom (@ 85 mm, 136 mm equivalent)
1/100th Sec, f/5.6
ISO 200
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