Where in the World..

Chillbrook has taken flight again.. Spring is turning out to be a very busy time for me.  Lots of interesting places visited and more to come.  I’m back in Iceland for a couple of weeks pursuing a couple of projects.  Landing at Keflavik Airport, it looked like spring might finally have arrived in Iceland.  It’s very late this year apparently.

Here’s a few pictures from my first couple of days.  As you can see by my hire car dwarfed by drifted snow on a mountain pass, there’s plenty of winter conditions still to be found but spring does seem to be slowly getting the upper hand.

There is a palpable excitement amongst the wildlife here.  The noise at dawn is deafening as the birds get ready to take on the day. Spring and summer are short in Iceland and nature has a lot to pack in to the next couple of months.  I’ve a lot to pack in to the next couple of weeks so bear with me, I’ll catch up with you all when I can.. :-)

Reykjavik Skyline35mm f/11 1/250 sec. ISO-100

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54 responses

  1. Great selection of images. Love the drama in the 2nd and the colours in the 4th – so bright and welcoming. Makes me feel like I’m there.

    May 11, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    • Thank you David! It’s great to be back..!

      May 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm

  2. What a beautiful place. It has been on the top of my bucket list for a long time.

    May 11, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    • It is indeed a stunningly beautiful place. I hope you get to visit at some point. I can highly recommend it! :-)

      May 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm

  3. Back again! :) Lovely photos, enjoy your stay!

    May 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    • Thank you Bente! I can’t keep away. Iceland has definitely got under my skin in a big way but that’s hardly surprising given the beauty here!

      May 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm

  4. Iceland has worked its magic on you Adrian! Nice to see you back there in sunnier weather, I’m sure you will find some amazing sights. I love the church. Red, white and blue, a stunning composition. Have fun!

    May 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    • Thank you so much Jude! It’s lovely to be here in spring, witnessing nature stirring after a very long hard winter. :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

  5. It seems you’re really taken with Iceland. Easy to see why from your great images.

    May 11, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    • Thank you Gunta! Iceland is a wonderful country and I feel very lucky to have been able to visit again so soon! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm

  6. I cant believe you are there again …. the colour and light are just amazing : ))

    May 12, 2015 at 12:09 am

    • Thank you Therese. It’s wonderful to be back in Iceland again! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  7. Oh, man. One STUNNING image after another. YOWZA. :-)

    May 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    • Thank you Frank! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  8. Jealous! Great shots.

    May 12, 2015 at 4:37 am

    • Thank you Melinda! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

  9. poppytump

    How lovely to see a little more of the Icelandic landscape with much less snow ChillB . Spring and Summer condensed as you say must be a frantic time all round for Mother Nature . Ponies at sunset …. just gorgeous …
    However … that mountain pass and snow drift !! I think you can imagine that would not have been my most favourite moment had I been there :-D
    Enjoy your adventures … keep clicking … catch up soon x

    May 12, 2015 at 6:47 am

    • Thank you so much Poppy! The landscape is so different to the last time we were here, all of us battling those really wild and severe conditions. It’s lovely to see spring awakening! Looking forward to getting some areas we just couldn’t get to last time.. :-) x

      May 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

  10. Reblogged this on themonkseal.

    May 12, 2015 at 7:31 am

  11. Sue

    Great to see you back in Iceland having a great time, Adrian….stunning images, as ever!

    May 12, 2015 at 10:24 am

    • Thank you Sue. It’s really wonderful to be back. The weather has been glorious this week. Still very cold at around zero but in the sunshine and out of the wind, you can feel the warmth in the sun. Lovely to see everything waking up after a very long hard winter, a tiny taste of which I experienced last time. :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm

  12. Ants in our pants, have we? ;-) I thought you’d just been to Iceland, never mind Scotland squeezed in, too, but then, I am not complaining at getting to see more photographs of Iceland, especially in a different season than the last batch of images. I can see more blue creeping in already, I hope the greys keep away and that it is a bit easier going for you this time around. Those walls of snow beside the roads…scary looking. Hope they are stable!

    May 12, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    • Thank you Sonja. It was very strange driving through this alley cut into such very deep snow. It all seemed fairly solid but there was a special plough with a cutting and blowing device working very hard to keep it all open given there was such a strong wind and lots of blowing snow. It’s been an amazing few months with all the travelling that I have done and photographs I’ve taken. Lots more to come.. :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  13. You are back there ! Awesome !!! Spring must be delightful over there.

    May 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    • Spring is definitely a very busy time here in Iceland. It’s amazing to see the awakening after the long hard winter. :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  14. What a great life you’re having at the moment, Adrian. That snow bank next to your car is really impressive. Love all of your photos, but the one with the horses is my absolute favourite. Happy travels. :)

    May 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    • Thank you Sylvia! It’s been a pretty amazing few months! Summer is going to be a more lazy affair I think, lots of rest and reflection but in the meantime, there’s a fair few photos need to be taken over the coming days! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

  15. Ah, more gorgeousness!

    May 12, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    • Thank you Elena! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

  16. That sounds exciting……paid/professional projects or purely for personal pleasure? Maybe a few too many “p’s” in that phrase.

    May 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    • Thank you Mark! I’m struggling to seperate professional from personal pleasure just at the moment.. the two are overlapping very nicely! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      • That’s the way to do it……if you can. Thoroughly deserved Adrian 😊

        May 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

  17. It is breathtakingly beautiful and loves the camera!

    May 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    • Thank you very much Isabel! :-)

      May 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  18. Amazing photography

    May 12, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    • Thank you very much Lou! :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  19. Very nice, Adrian….and I love the one of the car and the snow…amazing!

    May 13, 2015 at 1:43 am

    • Thank you Scott. It was interesting driving through that tunnel of snow.

      May 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  20. Hi Chillbrook, I am loving your photographs of Iceland, as well as hearing about your adventures there. I assume that the lower photo is of Iceland’s iconic wild horses? They are gorgeous, aren’t they? Have you seen many? I hope we see more of these in the days to come! Happy trails! :-) Vivian

    May 13, 2015 at 2:06 am

    • Hello Vivian!
      Thank you so much, glad you’re enjoying the images from Iceland. The Icelanders have a very long and very special relationship with their horses. In days gone by, a young guy with the best horse got the girls, not unlike a young guy with a Porsche today. The horses are kept in the low country during the summer, taken good care of but are taken to the mountains in the winter where they are set free to roam as wild horses. It’s very important to keep them semi-wild I understand to allow them to maintain the resources necessary to survive the very harsh winters. They all seem to have a lovely temperament and will often come over if you stop and stand at a fence. :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      • Truly lovely to hear of a country that cares for its wild horses; here, my husband and I are keeping up the good fight. Safe travels, my friend!

        May 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      • Thank you Vivian. I’m glad to hear you are continuing your efforts! These beautiful animals need our respect! :-)

        May 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm

  21. you take me to some outstanding places :)

    May 13, 2015 at 7:05 am

    • I’m always glad to have you along Joshi! :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 4:57 pm

  22. A diverse set of beauty that Mother Nature has given you to shoot (and you’ve given us to experience). Cheers ~ incredible shots.

    May 14, 2015 at 12:33 am

    • Thank you Randall. Iceland offers so many opportunities for photography. Such a pleasure to be back! :-)

      May 14, 2015 at 4:57 pm

  23. Iceland is such a special place, nothing quite like it anywhere else. And you capture its landscape with sensitivity and an insightful eye.

    May 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

    • Thank you Otto! Iceland truly is a unique and very special place.

      May 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  24. Back again! Lucky you. I’ve been absent for a while – a lot to do but not much achieved so far. This is a lovely opening set – so much variety packed into Iceland

    May 24, 2015 at 8:05 am

    • Thank you, I can’t keep away Andy. A country of such diverse and dramatic landscapes. So much to photograph!

      May 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

  25. wonderful! Love the size of those drifts.

    May 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    • Thanks Karen. It must have been quite a task through the winter keeping this pass open. It takes a special JCB with a snow cutting and blowing attachment to deal with drifts like these.

      May 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm

  26. Great shots…especial this with snow…

    June 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    • Thank you! :-)

      June 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm