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No Auroras, No Sun, No Roads, No Problem

February 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Landscape photographers love dramatic light and skies, and, trust me, Iceland has the formula down! Just below the Arctic Circle in the middle of the North Atlantic, Iceland will not disappoint, especially if you choose to photograph in February! On this trip, 90% of the time there were whiteouts, heavy snow, rain, sleet, high constantly gusting winds, road closures, power outages and cold. I mean Arctic cold.

But, oh, that 10%! When the weather breaks and the terrain is revealed, you don't care how cold, windy or miserable it might be, you are willing to earn every shot. And you do earn every shot. I loved every second. Operating your equipment would seem the biggest problem, but the greater problem is which direction to turn first. This is a stunning place. Stark, spare beauty that is a unique blend of a frozen volcanic desert with icebergs, glaciers, waterfalls, geothermal venting, spectacular coastlines and a lifestyle like no other.

My gallery from this adventure is just the smallest taste of what is possible, and someday I hope to get a second chance. The Icelanders are wonderfully nice people, the photographic opportunities are overwhelming and, I am told, they have Northern Lights! 


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