The Land of Fire and Ice

8 Mar
Fire and Ice :: Iceland

Fire and Ice :: Iceland

On this most recent trip to Iceland, I learned that Icelanders have a phrase that roughly translates to “It’ll all work out” because the weather is so unpredictable and makes keeping plans difficult. That flexible, positive attitude is one of the many things I’ve come to appreciate during my visits there. It’s also pretty spot on for how Landscape photography goes. Haha

While trying to take this series of shots, I got soaked by a big wave because passing tourists asked me to take a photo of them which distracted me, I got crowded by 103733672829 other tripods when they saw what I was on to, I was distracted again by some photographer forcibly moving a boulder sized chunk of glacier to a spot more to his liking which was at the edge of my original composition (ummmm? thanks dude?) and my battery died. But in the end, it all worked out. 😊

Big thanks to David Pasillas for his input on this edit!  This shot is three blended exposures, some luck and a little bit of magic pixie dust.


4 Responses to “The Land of Fire and Ice”

  1. Chris Anderson March 8, 2018 at 1:08 am #

    Great shot!

  2. gottatakemorepix March 9, 2018 at 12:16 am #

    The expression, ‘three’s a crowd’ certainly fits when it comes to tripods, let alone 103733672829. Very nice job on this one!

    • seeingspotsphoto March 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Hahaha so true! The popular spots in Iceland are all that way though, except at sunrise.

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