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


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My passion for photography has rewarded me with the opportunity to examine the world carefully. My approach is intuitive and I choose to impose no constraints – leaving myself open only to possibilities. As a professional designer I am drawn to images that offer a strong composition, pattern and rhythm. Creating images with a unique perspective while sometimes pushing the limits of traditional composition 'rules' excites me. Landscapes, nature subjects and things from the past are common themes in my work.

40 thoughts on “Iceland III”

  1. Denise, I woke up early today planning to read the paper before my hectic got going. Doing a quick check of my emails I found your recent blog posting. It is now 1 1/2 hours later. I just spent a wonderful time visiting your world and your absolutely fantastic eye for capturing moments in time, with precision and lighting. I miss you my friend. Looking forward to seeing you soon. You are an incredible artist, Denise!! I love you!!!

    Sarah Sent from my iPad


    1. Oh my gosh … your thoughtfulness is making me cry … in a good way. Thank you so much for taking the time to look and comment. I miss you and am happy I will see you soon. Love you too … always.

  2. You continue to bring Iceland to life with your images. I still find it difficult to pick a favorite, although I keep going back to “Volcanic Remains” and “Pink Morning”. The images in your 3 posts all sort of work as a set and are beautiful components used to assemble an amazing landscape. Will there be an Iceland IV?

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