Breathtaking Panoramas From Iceland And Greenland

We're familiar enough with Sigur Ros and Halldór Laxness to know that Iceland is a place of raw natural beauty. Former Microsofter Nathan Myhrvold's photo essay of panoramic shots from that country (and Greenland to boot) really puts the scale of the landscape in perspective though. Looking at these shots you can't help but think we're deprived of some critical psychic nourishment in the concrete jungle.

In the accompanying essay, Myhrvold describes the equipment he uses to create the shots and makes some interesting comparisons between film and digital photography: "Noise in digital photography is a bit like grain in film..."