Iceland III

Here’s the next set of random images from my September trip to Iceland. This group highlights some of the mossy terrain we encountered throughout the trip. There were lava rocks everywhere, often covered with bright green moss. Walking on it was fun … like being in a ‘moon bounce’. I think you’ll get a sense for Iceland’s cloudy, rainy weather here. Although it was mostly unwanted, it really brought out the greens in the landscape. On our eighth day we woke up to a fresh coating of snow in the high elevations, and sunrise in the opposite direction, lit up the clouds and mountain peaks in deep pink. Signs of fall were displayed in the grasses and low bushes, with yellows and oranges mingling in. In the weeks leading up to the trip I was following the volcano news, afraid of the threat that Bardarbunga might explode, spewing gray ash on the landscape. I’m so very thankful that did not happen so I was able to experience Iceland’s beautiful and diverse colors.

There’s more photos to come, I just need to find the time to process them. To see the previous Iceland posts click on ‘Denise Bush’s Photo Blog’ at the top and scroll down.

'Volcanic Remains'  © Denise Bush
‘Volcanic Remains’ © Denise Bush
'Mossy Lava Rocks'  © Denise Bush
‘Mossy Lava Rocks’ © Denise Bush
'Mossy Cascade'  © Denise Bush
‘Mossy Cascade’ © Denise Bush
'Rock Garden'  © Denise Bush
‘Rock Garden’ © Denise Bush
'Pink Morning'  © Denise Bush
‘Pink Morning’ © Denise Bush
'High Peaks Reflection'  © Denise Bush
‘High Peaks Reflection’ © Denise Bush
'Little Shack'  © Denise Bush
‘Little Shack’ © Denise Bush
'A Path To The Church'  © Denise Bush
‘A Path To The Church’ © Denise Bush
'Rock Garden Path'  © Denise Bush
‘Rock Garden Path’ © Denise Bush
'Sheep In the Wind'  © Denise Bush
‘Sheep In the Wind’ © Denise Bush


Iceland II

Processing my images is coming along … slow but sure. Once again I am showing images in random order shot over a ten day period. I’m afraid my first post may have been misleading, giving the impression that Iceland is a sunny place! It was quite the opposite much of the time. It rained in some amount daily, and I was happy that I came prepared with my rain gear and two pairs of rain pants … I wore them every day. I used OpTech Rainsleeves to protect my camera and continued to shoot when it was raining … a little cumbersome but doable. Other times high winds and torrential rain kept us from photographing altogether. We went dirt-roading one rainy day into the mossy highlands but had to turn back when we came across a swift moving wash in the road. The weather was constantly changing and we took our moments when the sun peeked out here and there. Four attempts were made to photograph the Aurora Borealis. A  green glow registered on our sensors but the lights were not very strong and the sky was not totally clear. We used an Aurora app that alerted us when there would be a possibility of seeing it and it was fun trying. In the last image look for the slight green glow behind the moving clouds.

'Iceberg Beach'  © Denise Bush
‘Iceberg Beach’ © Denise Bush
'Beached Jewel'  © Denise Bush
‘Beached Jewel’ © Denise Bush
Icelandic Ruins'  © Denise Bush
Icelandic Ruins’ © Denise Bush
'Twins'  © Denise Bush
‘Twins’ © Denise Bush
'Up On the Hill'  © Denise Bush
‘Up On the Hill’ © Denise Bush
'Ruins By the Sea'  © Denise Bush
‘Ruins By the Sea’ © Denise Bush
'Skogafoss Rainbow'  © Denise Bush
‘Skogafoss Rainbow’ © Denise Bush
'Mossy Cascade'  © Denise Bush
‘Mossy Cascade’ © Denise Bush
'Red Barn With Waterfall' © Denise Bush
‘Red Barn With Waterfall’ © Denise Bush
'The Blue Lagoon'  © Denise Bush
‘The Blue Lagoon’ © Denise Bush
'Night Sky Blur'  © Denise Bush
‘Night Sky Blur’ © Denise Bush

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Iceland I

There is a lot going on right now and processing images from my September 20-30 trip to Iceland has been a bit slow. A little over-whelming, I just didn’t know where to start. Perhaps I needed to let them marinate a little! I couldn’t decide on how I wanted to present them … by day or by themes? Neither felt right so I’ve decided to simply present them as I process them … skipping around from place to place. That was much the way in which seven photographer friends and I experienced Iceland. We never knew what we’d find around the next corner. There were waterfalls everywhere, frequent rainbows, mountains that touch the sea, icebergs, black sand beaches, quaint red roofed buildings and churches, and much more!  Raw and wonderful … I fell in love with Iceland and do wish I could have stayed longer.

'Sheep Grazing at Skogafoss'  © Denise Bush
‘Sheep Grazing at Skogafoss’ © Denise Bush
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'Mountainside Rainbow'  © Denise Bush
‘Mountainside Rainbow’ © Denise Bush
'Low Clouds'  © Denise Bush
‘Low Clouds’ © Denise Bush
'Falling Rocks'  © Denise Bush
‘Falling Rocks’ © Denise Bush
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'Morning By the Sea'  © Denise Bush
‘Morning By the Sea’ © Denise Bush
'Icebergs At Sunrise'  © Denise Bush
‘Icebergs At Sunrise’ © Denise Bush
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'Field Of Lava'  © Denise Bush
‘Field Of Lava’ © Denise Bush
'Vik Church'  © Denise Bush
‘Vik Church’ © Denise Bush
'Slopeside Shelter'  © Denise Bush
‘Slopeside Shelter’ © Denise Bush
'Church On the Peninsula'  © Denise Bush
‘Church On the Peninsula’ © Denise Bush