Touring the Reykjanes Peninsular on our third of this last trip to Iceland, autumn colours were vibrant and as we were heading back along the southern side of the Peninsular, the rain showers were massing and with bright sunshine interspersed from behind us, the inevitable result was rainbow after rainbow. None of us had ever seen such vibrant rainbows before. As with a lot of things about Iceland, the drama is always heightened… :-)
Sony ILCE-7R 24mm f/11 1/200 sec. ISO-100
Two of my Iceland pictures have just been shortlisted in the Outdoor Photographer of the year competition and will be published in a book due to be released next year. The two pictures are the waves crashing through the ice that I posted on my last post from Jökulsárlón and this one that you’ve seen before, in fact I posted it a little while back but it remains one of my favourite pictures. It was favourited by two National Geographic Editors a few weeks back and can be found under Editors Favourites with around 700 likes on the National Geographic website.
It was taken on my first ever trip to Iceland and I think it was the afternoon that I took this picture that confirmed I was smitten with this amazing island. From a photography point of view my inspiration was rekindled and from a personal point of view, I’d never before visited somewhere that brought me such peace. That said, I did find something similar on the slopes of Fuji-san in Japan when I lived there in my late 20’s. Both volcanic regions thinking about it. Perhaps paradoxically, the raw energy just below your feet has something to do with that..
Nikon D800 70mm f/11 1/15 sec. ISO-100