Exploring Iceland: The North

In my last post Exploring Iceland: The East, I traveled along winding roads where I found myself walking through a beach of glaciers, picturesque landscapes, and crashing waves. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored the North. Our first stop was a beautiful spot called Myvatn. It truly offers some of the most unique and beautiful experiences of Iceland. From hiking up a volcano to watching the smoke emerge from it’s geysers to the beautiful blue water in the Viti Crater. Shortly after that, we visited two breathtaking waterfalls, Goðafoss & Dettifoss (reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe). Although this was our last days of the trip, it wouldn’t of been completed without waking up to one of the most amazing sunrises that I have ever seen. This is my last post from my road trip, which now as I look through my photographs and previous posts, it’s still hard to believe that I was ever at this country. This was my first time flying over seas and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the people that I met to the places that I slept, it was truly an unforgettable experience and I would urge anyone who has a chance to discover for themselves a little place called Iceland.

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Exploring Iceland: The East

East Iceland roadtrip PhotographyIn my last post Exploring Iceland: The South I was overwhelmed with waterfalls in almost every direction and overcame by the silent landscape. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored the East. After hitting the south, we quickly ran into Jökulsárlón, which is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. We strolled along it’s black sand beach, weaving through the glaciers that visited us from the coast. From there were traveled along East Iceland‘s winding roads, taking in it’s breathtaking picturesque views, roaming reindeer and crashing waves.

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Exploring Iceland: The South

South Iceland Skógafoss Waterfall photography 3

In my last post Exploring Iceland: The West I talked about how in August I went on a trip on an unbelievable trip to Iceland. I traveled around the ring road for 8 days in a camper car. It was truly amazing and an experience that I would never forget. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored South Iceland’s natural landscape and waterfalls. The south was an absolutely magical place. It was quiet and quaint. Unlike the west, people and houses became more scarce as we traveled along highway one but that was the best part about south Iceland; it was about being outside, surrounded by something wild, unexpected, and beautiful. Here’s some of my photography from South Iceland.

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Between the Flowers

Between the Flowers Nature Photography

Walking back from the Milwaukee Art Museum, a small patch of purple flowers caught the corner of my eye. I quickly walked up to this miniature field of lavender and extending my camera into its world; a little slice of nature. Although I was viewing a sea of purple, there was one individual that stood out among the rest. I don’t know why this one sparked my curiosity but it did. Looking between the flowers was a way for me to explore different perspectives. I often find it difficult to break from my own conventional way of photography, and often seek new ways to look at the world. Looking past of what’s in plain view, finding that diamond in the rough. It made me happy while at the same time it made me think. I could take a picture of all of these flowers in focus and it would have been very beautiful but it wouldn’t of said anything. I was interested in focusing on the beauty of the part while neglecting the whole. Each flower is part of this field, framing the ones around it; but without each one, it would have ceased to catch my eye. And that’s the beauty of looking between the flowers.

A Sliver of Nature

Abstract Nature Photography

I’ve often use macro photography to spark my imagination.  I can walk through the forest, and it forces me to get up close, closer than I ever thought I would. It’s an intimate feeling, almost as if I’m exploring a never before seen world. I look down at a sea of color and it’s quite amazing. It allows me to gain such a shallow depth of field that I often lose track of exactly what I’m photographing at points and it doesn’t bother me a bit. I’ve always been captured by abstract art and I often use macro photography as a way to paint my own abstract photography paintings. Sometimes you just have to lose control; forget about everything that’s happening around you and focus on one thing. This is a sliver of nature.

From the Passenger Seat

I hit the road this weekend to attend a wedding that was about 4 hours south of Chicago. It was a long drive but the scenery was so relaxing that it made the ride go by quickly. The landscape was beautiful and serene while the country sunsets filled the sky with dramatic hues of orange and yellow. We didn’t have time to pull over and explore and I didn’t want to miss a moment, so I just quietly snapped photographs while we drove. These are some of my snap shots from the passenger seat. Continue reading