Supermarine Spitfire VIIIc D-FEUR
       
     
Edison Squirrel Cage on Wood
       
     
Sólfar
       
     
Sun Voyager
       
     
Eyjafjallajökull
       
     
Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon
       
     
Ice on the Beach
       
     
Sunset Over Reykjavik
       
     
 The Hallgrímskirkja - Reykjavik
       
     
Grótta Light
       
     
Supermarine Spitfire VIIIc D-FEUR
       
     
Supermarine Spitfire VIIIc D-FEUR

Built as MV154 in 1944 at Southampton, the Supermarine Spitfire was delivered to 6MU the same year. She was ferried by the famous ATA-Girl Mary Wilkens (some decades later, Mary Wilkens signed, now at the age of 94, in the cockpit. A wonderful piece of history).

In September 1944 the Spitfire was shipped to Australia where she arrived at the end of November and was stored. In 1948, MV154 was assembled and used for some system testing. In 1961 the rare fighter was sold to “Titus” Oates who wanted to bring her back to airworthy condition. The plan failed and the MkVIIIc was sold to Sid Marshall who stored the aeroplane in his museum. Robs Lamplough acquired her in 1979 and brought her back to Great Britain.

After 15 years of restoration, this Spitfire took the skies over Filton on 28th May 1994. In 2010 G-BKMI was sold to Meier Motors based at the former military airfield Bremgarten in the South of Germany. Following restoration work, the MkVIIIc was registered in Germany as D-FEUR. She was the first Spitfire registered in Germany since the end of WWII. This aircraft is operated by Max Alpha Aviation Gmbh, also based in Eschbach, Bremgarten airfield.

Edison Squirrel Cage on Wood
       
     
Edison Squirrel Cage on Wood

When I was in Iceland, one of the restaurants I ate at in Reykjavik used these old Edison style bulbs for decoration.  The manager was kind enough to give me one of these beautiful bulbs.

I've got a few ideas about how to photograph this amazing artifact, but my first thought was to build a wooden box and mount the bulb upright as I've done here.  I built a dimmer circuit in to the box too, so I could adjust the light intensity for the photograph.

I love the shape of these bulbs, especially this squirrel cage design.  I'll be on the lookout for different shapes for future photography sessions.

Sólfar
       
     
Sólfar

Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 - 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. The sculpture is located by Sæbraut, by the sea in the centre of Reykjavík, Iceland.

Sun Voyager
       
     
Sun Voyager

Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 - 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. The sculpture is located by Sæbraut, by the sea in the centre of Reykjavík, Iceland.

Eyjafjallajökull
       
     
Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull glacier ice cap

Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon
       
     
Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon

Icebergs which have broken away from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, sitting in the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south cost of Icelan

Ice on the Beach
       
     
Ice on the Beach

The Atlantic ocean smashing in to icebergs, which have broken away from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and been carried in to the sea from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Sunset Over Reykjavik
       
     
Sunset Over Reykjavik

It was only 3pm in the afternoon, but with the sun obscured by clouds for a few minutes, the blue of the sky contrasted very strongly with the red of the horizon, which was a result of the amount of ash and various gasses being thrown in to the air by the erupting Bardarbunga volcano to the east.

 The Hallgrímskirkja - Reykjavik
       
     
The Hallgrímskirkja - Reykjavik

The Hallgrímskirkja (literally, the church of Hallgrímur) is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. At 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is the largest church in Iceland and the sixth tallest architectural structure in Iceland. State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson’s design of the church was commissioned in 1937. He is said to have designed it to resemble the basalt lava flows of Iceland’s landscape.It took 38 years to build the church. Construction work began in 1945 and ended in 1986.

Grótta Light
       
     
Grótta Light

Grótta is a spit of land in Seltjarnarnes, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, which turns into an island at high tide. During low tide one can reach Grótta on foot and stay there for approximately six hours before the isthmus is flooded.

Grótta is a nature reserve (since 1974) because of the rich birdlife there and a popular recreation area. During the nesting season from May 1 to June 30 people are barred from entering the semi-island.

The original lens is still in use and the lighthouse was electrified in 1956, which is quite an achievement as the current one dates back to 1947.