Black Sand :: Iceland

30 Oct
Black Sand :: Iceland

Black Sand :: Iceland

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” Vincent Van Gogh

I found out recently that one of my students passed away while out exploring his new home. It came as quite the shock for a lot of us that knew him, both in terms of a lost friend, and as a reminder of our own mortality and the risks associated with our passion – landscape photography.

My heart goes out to his loved ones. I hope you find comfort in the joyful memories you made together. ❤️

This shot is from a notoriously dangerous beach in Iceland, with warning signs that often go ignored or misunderstood by tourists. Reynisfjara beach has particularly dangerous waves due to the location and steepness of the continental shelf.

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4 Responses to “Black Sand :: Iceland”

  1. MaggieB November 3, 2018 at 2:32 am #

    Thank you for your photography. Your silhouette of Iceland is admirable. Losing your student in such a sudden way is sad. Blessings to you.

  2. Mazoli - Blog Author December 13, 2018 at 3:30 am #

    Touching post. We are never promised tomorrow. Enjoy each and every day. The beach is beautiful though.

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