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


40 Responses to “Iceland III”

  1. Breathtaking – all of them. My favorites are Pink Morning – a very unique shot, and High Peaks. And of course, I love the lonely sheep!

  2. Excellent work, Denise. Thanks for the post!

  3. These images are absolutely stunning. I love the natural light in them as well. Nice post.

  4. Excellent work,Denise. You did a great job with scenes and lighting that we saw those days. I look forward to your next set.

  5. 9 Deb

    Love em Denise (4 of them look VERY familiar) 🙂

  6. I think I could live with all that beauty. Stunning. Pink morning is outstanding but I would like to walk up that Rock Garden Path.

  7. Pink morning is a super special photo!

  8. 15 Sharon Mann

    What beautiful rugged country, thanks for sharing.

  9. Another beautiful series.

  10. A gorgeous location beautifully captured

  11. These are fabulous but Sheep in the Wind gets the prize. Pink Morning is a prizewinner too. Kudos.

  12. 23 Kathleen

    These are stunning!!

  13. 25 bigbird34


  14. A very interesting post and, of course, lovely photos. Thank you.

  15. I’m loving this series, the images are breathtaking. It is somewhere I would love to visit. Looking forward to the next post 🙂

  16. 31 Sarah Kruger

    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


    • 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.

  17. Hi Denise,

    Great shots! My favorites are Volcanic Remains and Pink Morning.

  18. 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?

    • Thanks Rich! Yes I still have more to come. I am torn between getting my December Remnants & Remains exhibit together and finishing up Iceland.

  19. Pink Morning would make me glad I got up.

  20. ‘High Peaks Reflection’ and ‘Pink Morning’ are stunning! I’m so looking forward to your next series. 🙂

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