A last-minute change of plans sent Tyler Glass to the “Land of Fire and Ice” with the Tamron SP 24-70mm VC G2 lens.
Images By Tyler Glass
Even though he wasn’t taking pictures where he’d originally intended, Tyler applied the same principle he always does to his landscape photography: Find a previously unearthed angle. “Lots of people may take the same recording of a landscape, but everyone has to put their own interpretation on it,” he says. “My biggest goal is to show an interpretation no one else has come up with yet. That often means sifting through photos online to see what others have already done. I also think perspective is huge, so I’ll often try to place humans in my landscape photos for a sense of scale, so the viewer can see just how immense a landscape truly is.”
120mm, F/4.5, 1/40th sec., ISO 100
24mm, F/2.8, 1/1600th sec., ISO 100
When Tyler and Danielle visited the falls, it was about 2 p.m., and the rainbow arched neatly over her as she stood in the middle of Tyler’s frame. “I wanted her right in the center, so I could capture the full scale of the waterfall,” he says. “I could have taken a longer exposure, as many photographers like to do with waterfalls, but that’s not my style. I’m more about showing the structure of the waterfall instead.”
35mm, F/2.8, 1/400th sec., ISO 100
70mm, F/2.8, 1/1250th sec., ISO 100
44mm, F/2.8, 1/320th sec., ISO 100
Visitors have to hike about 2 miles from a nearby parking lot to get to the abandoned fuselage. “We got there right at sunset, so I was able to get the sun directly behind the plane,” Tyler says. “You can see the highlights on the metal edges of the plane. One of my biggest struggles, though, was capturing a clean shot of the plane without anyone next to it—there were about 30 people there at the same time we were. You can even climb on top of it: I have one drone photo of Danielle lying on top of it, which I took from up above.”
Even though Tyler and Danielle never made it to Scotland, Tyler isn’t too disappointed in retrospect. “First, if we’d ended up there, I don’t think I would have captured many of the photos I’d planned due to the bad weather,” he says. “Meanwhile, in Iceland, the weather was clear blue skies the whole time we were there (though it was cold and windy).”
24mm, F/3.2, 1/320th sec., ISO 100
To see more of Tyler Glass’ photos, go to www.instagram.com/tylerwayneglass.