Aurora borealis over a church near Selfoss
Aurora borealis over a church near Selfoss
The Great Geyser
The Great Geyser
Gullfoss
Gullfoss
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Grundarfjörður
Grundarfjörður
Hellissandur
Hellissandur
The Great Geyser
The Great Geyser
The road to Reykjavík
The road to Reykjavík
Thingvellir
Thingvellir
Urridafoss
Urridafoss
Gullfoss
Gullfoss
Icelandic horse
Icelandic horse
Grundarfjörður
Grundarfjörður
Reykjavík
Reykjavík
Strokkur
Strokkur
Thingvellir
Thingvellir
The road to Reykjavík
The road to Reykjavík
Borgarnes
Borgarnes
The Great Geyser
The Great Geyser
Minke whale
Minke whale
The Great Geyser
The Great Geyser

Iceland

Iceland is incredible, with probably the most dramatic and alien landscape of any country. That it is wrapped up in such a small and accessible island makes it a joy to explore. I have been fortunate to have made two trips to this island of fire and ice, once in the spring and another recent trip in winter - the difference is unbelievable. Due to time constraints, these trips, and hence my photos, were confined to the southwest of the island.

The light in Iceland is amazing. During the winter months, the sun is low on the horizon, providing beautiful, soft, often yellowish light which adds a richness to the bleak snow-covered landscape. In summer, it never sets, one moment bright; later in the evening, eerie, with a stubborn reluctance to fade. At times, the landscape is flat and desolate, quickly to be replaced by rugged mountains or dramatic beaches where the black volcanic sand is pounded by the Atlantic's white horses. Sometimes the landscape is subtle and delicate, sometimes bold, powerful and unyielding.

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Reykjavík