I think it was two, or maybe three, years ago that I wrote down for my new year’s declarations that I was going to do a dedicated photography trip that did not involve cycling. This past July when I had a bike trip cancelled later in the year, a couple of my friends and I booked a trip to Iceland for a photo tour. It may have taken two or three years, but gosh darn it, it was going to happen.
I’ll be honest, I did zero planning for this trip. Thank you Glenn for your work in planning. It sure went well and paid off! My life is busy and other than clothing and camera gear, my only duty was to find a great coffee shop in Rekjavik to get good coffee and good coffee beans for the trip. I’m happy to report that I found a spectacular shop, Rekjavik Roasters, that after our initial visit and enjoying the roasted beans throughout the trip, that we went back prior to departing for more coffee and to purchase more beans.
But….Back on track, the trip. Our approach to the trip was to not race around the entire, beautiful land in the time that we had. Rather, it was to go to a couple of locations and enjoy it, learn it and spend time at each location. Honestly, looking at the photos that I am sharing below, none of them were first shots in a location. That staying and learning and waiting for the right time and shot paid off.
The following are my favorite 15 shots from the trip, at least from my initial pass through the thousands of images I took. Given I do this for fun, these are not photos that are intended to be used other than on my walls of my home. Some of you reading this that are photographers may see these pics and think they are not that great. So be it. I am attached to these images and the stories behind them. The people behind them. Some of the build up to these shots simply cannot be expressed through the images alone.
When I left for this trip, I said I wanted 10 really good images. My initial pass was 12 and rather than cut 2 good images, I added 3 that had some meaning.
I will absolutely go back to this special landscape to explore the parts of the island we did not explore. . The only other place in this world that gave me the feeling of awe that I felt here was New Zealand. It is worth the trip and I hope that you enjoy my images.
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I will likely write more and share more pictures later on, but in case not, I really encourage you to plan a trip for yourself. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any specific questions about the trip or these images.
Thank you very much!