ICELAND DISPATCH #22 – FAREWELL ICELAND

All good things must come to an end they say – And to this end today is my last day in Iceland. I am leaving for London late this afternoon for business and a bit of rest and relaxation for the next few days. It’s hard to believe I have been here for more than two weeks. In many ways Iceland feels like a home away from home for me; it has just about everything I love in spades – spectacular landscapes, great light, peace, natural wilderness, tranquility and fantastic food. I am already looking forward to coming back next year.

I do not intend for this post to be a full debrief on my trip – that will come later once I have had time to sort and process all my images and reflect on the trip. I shot more than four thousand frames during this trip and have only posted a very small sample to date. I have kept my initial ‘best’ picks up my sleeve for my portfolio and future blog posts – I want to process them at home on my Mac Pro on my wide gamut monitor to get the best results after I have had time to do a full edit.

The pace of photography in Iceland has been frantic to say the least in order to take advantage of the best light. Sleep has definitely taken a back seat throughout the trip and as a result my batteries now feel really depleted and badly in need of recharge. The continual short broken ‘naps’ of a few hours here and there is a pace I can no longer sustain. After two and a half weeks my body is craving a solid good nights sleep; which I will be sure to get in London this evening.

Now, I am about to pack up from the small town of Vik and make the two and a half hour drive to Reykjavik to return the rental 4 wheel drive and catch the shuttle bus to the airport for the afternoons flight. Farewell Iceland…. For now.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 14, 2010 at 11:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Looking forward to you debrief and some more images. I’m down to the point in my editing process where the culling is getting really tough.

    • Posted August 18, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink | Reply

      We’ll I am finally home – albeit badly Jet Lagged. I hope to get stuck into sorting, editing and processing this week as well as putting together the debrief on the trip. Let me know when you have your images online. Cheers,

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