Dashed :: Iceland

6 Jul
Dashed :: Iceland

Dashed :: Iceland


I’ve not taken a poll, I’ll admit. However, I suspect most photographers who set foot in Iceland want to see Vestrahorn. Sure, it may not fit into the itinerary…it’s a car rental and six hours from Reykjavik, after all. But that doesn’t mean they don’t *want* to see it. It’s friggen majestic.

I’m no exception. Vestrahorn was on my radar, so despite the absurd driving time and car rental and the gas station/food/bathroom/waterfall and glacier lagoon stop logistics, I was going.  Unfortunately, I brought the extreme wind and sideways hail with me. But damn it, my friend Melissa and I drove all that way and we were going to photograph it.

We bundled into our rain clothes -some for us, some for our camera bodies-and stepped into the tempest. The wind howled, and ripped at our clothes and I spent more time wiping my lens dry than actually shooting. Hunker, wait for a lull, wipe the lens, wipe it a second time for good measure, focus, shoot, repeat. But, you know, with more hunkering. And more numb fingers.

In the end, I let this photo sit in the archives for years because…well, truthfully, because hypothermia may have done long term brain damage and affected my judgement. Oh, and also because I thought I hadn’t gotten anything worth editing. Especially not worth editing the raindrops out.

But hey, we can’t be right all of the time, I guess. So I present to you, several years later, my dashed hopes for a sunset at Vestrahorn! Or maybe it was sunrise. I can’t remember.

It’s been quite some time since I remembered to update my website….2020 has messed up all of my schedules and habits!  I’ve been better, slightly, about posting on my instagram account.  You can follow me here.

5 Responses to “Dashed :: Iceland”

  1. Gina F July 8, 2020 at 1:53 am #

    Wow! Glad you edited this! I may need this on my wall, BTW

  2. 2multo July 8, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

    Beautiful shots. You are ready when you are ready.

  3. Cynthia Traun (Mackowick) November 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

    Absolutely stunning!

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