Iceland. What can I say? An absolutely stunning country. I took more than 2000 frames in the span of seven days. That's a lot of photographs for anyone, it's particularly a lot for myself.
I've been pondering just how I want to present my work. Obviously, I'm going to post every photo to the blog and tweet it incessantly. [No.] I also didn't want to just show "portfolio" images. My trip wasn't about "portfolio" images.
My trip was an exploration. I want to share that.
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I'll post more images as they're ready. With client work in full swing, this will happen in my spare time. Posts will continue in chronological order of the trip, thou I'll stop talking about days because thats not important.
My process while photographing there…I had my Nikon D800 and my Fuji XPro. These are two very different cameras, and so I used them to maximize their strengths. The Nikon was used always on a tripod, for long exposures, panoramas, things I deemed potentially portfolio worthy. The Fuji was always by my side and used mostly hand held, for spontaneity, [!]HORSES[!], and to fill in some of the colour of being there. These weren't strict rules, just a general thinking. I decided beforehand to focus on using just these two tools, and thus I barely used my iPhone 4S for photos.
After I stopped fawning over the horses I noticed this interesting angled building in the distance. Iceland has a well deserved reputation for interesting churches, this appeared to one of them. I went right by it on my way to the Golden Circle. I decided to stop and make a few photographs of it.
I hiked up the hill to where a dried up waterfall would normally be flowing. Looking straight down the little canyon, with hills in the backdrop I thought the little church would look quite interesting in its landscape.
From what I've seen, these gates are at many of the rural churches. They have this wonderful simplicity to them with a touch of style in the way the arch connects.