A few images from the Viking Village at the annual Icelandic Festival of Manitoba. Last year I shot more of the Viking battle scenes, this year I made an effort to shoot the village. Because I arrived a bit late I choose my favourite camera lens combination, the Canon 5D Mark III and the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and shot handheld.
A couple more shots from the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, with a little grit to them. I was hoping to get the gritty, contrasty, and desaturated look you see on the show “Vikings”. Not quite the same, but with the bright sunny day it was tough to re-create the look of the overcast, rugged landscape of the Viking homeland.
More from the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli and finally an image where I was almost able to isolate the Viking re-enactment volunteers from the large crowd of spectators. All shot with Canon 5D Mark III and the 70-200 mm Mark II.
Close up of Viking helmets
Viking warriors at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, in the town of Gimli. Also known as the difficult to pronounce, Islendingadagurinn the event is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary. The town of Gimli, just north of Winnipeg is the largest Icelandic settlement outside of Iceland. For years I had planned on photographing this event, but for whatever reason never quite made it, but since becoming a fan of the show Vikings, like many others finally made the short trip. These are a few images of the battle re-enactment which no doubt requires a great deal of work and planning from the dedicated volunteers involved.
Viking statue at dusk, commemorating the Icelandic settlement in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada