Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Olgeir Andresson
Member Since July 2007
Artist Statement Hi, I'm Olgeir (Olie) Andresson a native Icelander born (17.1.56) in Reykjavik and now live on the Reykjanes peninsular in the town of Keflavik. Reykjanes is the first glimpse of Iceland the visitor arriving by plane gets (the international airport is situated in Keflavik). It is usually just a fleeting glimpse as they immediately head off to Reykjavik and elsewhere. However, we do have a lot to see here and I have gathered a selection of photographs that show the beauty of the local countryside and seascapes throughout the seasons, as well as scenes from elsewhere in Iceland. Throughout my childhood there was always a camera in the house, but usually only used on holidays and special occasions. My interest in taking pictures developed via a great interest in movies and film making. I always took photographs on holiday, fishing trips, etc., as a casual photographer, and only became serious about taking pictures in October 2005 when I bought my first "proper" camera, a Canon 350D. Since then I have become engrossed in the process of taking photos and composition. I also got my first computer around the time of the Canon, and I use mostly for storing the pictures and going on! I have Photoshop and ACDSee Pro Manager, which I use for cropping, sharpening and highlights and shadows. When I compose my shots, I aim to get everything I need at the time of taking the picture and not have to work on them afterwards. When taking a photograph I will always try to look for a different angle from which to approach the subject and get a different perspective to the spots from which most of the tourist's get to see. Since joining Flickr this year I have really enjoyed the camaradarie within the community. I've found great pleasure and inspiration from many of the other members and their work. Some of you have been kind enough to contact me and comment on my work, and I really appreciate the support and suggestions I get from other photographers. As I'm still fairly new to photography, this support is of great help. I look forward to making many more new friends through Flickr in the future. Regards, Olgeir.


Product No 188998
Tags 5d365, Andresson, Olgeir, anawesomeshot, bratanesque, bravo, goldenphotographer, iceland, invitedpp, p1f1, peopleschoice, superbmasterpiece, superhearts