As we were returning from the highlands, we crossed a vast area of mudflatsOnce again, I was reminded that everything in Iceland is intimately connected with water. I have to admit, I did have a sudden craving for chocolate.
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Every day brought new landscapes and dramatic changes in weather. We were extremely fortunate to have enough weather to add “atmosphere” to our images, but it was never significant enough to deter anyone in the group from wanting to make photographs.
As I continue editing my photographs from Iceland, I am amazed at just how many things we were able to squeeze into every day because of the expertise of our guides at Focus on Nature. Not only were they enthusiastic about taking advantage of every waking moment, they knew the country like the back of their hands and were flexible willing to figure out how to make events happen on a moments notice.
Getting out and exploring at first light (the sun was only setting for about 5 hours a night) was rewarding as we found a group of absolutely stunning Icelandic horses on the third day in the field. Throughout the countryside we looked for new ways to see the landscape including reflections, depth of field details and textures in rocks water and ice.
After our first “official” meeting and dinner together as a group, Einar and Gudmundur (along with the help of the local meteorologist), decided that our group should head south east along the coast towards Skaftafell and the glacial lagoon at Vatnajokull. This route was brilliantly chosen to take advantage of both the weather and long hours of perfect light.
I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a week with a small group of highly motivated and talented photographers in Iceland. As we traveled with our delightful new friends from Focus on Nature, we were forever changed by the landscape, the people and their culture. It was a truly unique and inspiring experience and although I am not sure that I was able to capture it’s immeasurable beauty, I thought I would post some of what I observed in the next few days. I’m definitely planning on returning again next year and hope that some of you will join me.
I recently had the humbling opportunity to visit the New Mexico State Penitentiary with some of the most incredible photographic educators of our times. Thanks to all of you who joined us for a week of photography, technology and creative inspiration. I wanted to post a few photos to remind us of our field trip…