The Descent

Frank and I spent the afternoon in Seydisfjordur.

Now, the problem with these little fjord towns is that in the winter, the sun never reaches the town because it never rises high enough. As we came up over the fjord and descended back down again, we were greeted with a winter sunset. Not only this, but we also met a very interesting character: an old Icelandic man, shotgun and ammo belts in tow and hand, hunting poultry. I asked to take his picture and he obliged. One of the old timers. se great to see him in action.

The winter light is absolutely epic in Iceland. The sun always rises, but just a bit, when it breaks through, its constant golden hour. Its really something. A sudden rain shower made for some interesting orb effects on the car windshield.

So this is just a short post about the car ride down, the next stop on our adventure led us into an exploration of Iceland's largest forest, the very beginning of which I have included at the end of this post, as a little teaser.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Rock Scissors Taper

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter


Weight of Water, Wet and Windy

Its only 500 meters from Seljalandsfoss, but Gljufarfoss exists in a warld of its own. It’s a small waterfall that falls into a cave. Open at the top, as the water falls, air is drawn down. This means windy. And wet. And wet and windy.

Shooting in here is a nightmare: you have exactly three seconds from a dry to a wet lens. Take tissues. You will got wet too, if you visit. Take a weather sealed camera or put it inside some kind of waterproof bag.

Poor Frank got soaked to the bone, it even got into his shoes! My (self) waxed leather Belstaff kept me dry on top, the car seat warmer taking care of the rest. It was totally worth it

Here are the shots.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Rock Scissors Taper

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter

The View From The Road

Very little to say here, ladies and gentlemen: just the next instalment of mine and Frank's journey around Iceland.

Since the last past contained so many portraits, I have eschewed the portraits altogether in favour of what I was able the grab from the car window on the way out.

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter

Photography by Joe Shutter

Fun and Snow

It's well known that the weather in Iceland is unpredictable. This is a pain, some of the time. Other times, it yield lovely blankets of snow which last only a day or two. Whe I visited this exact location a week later, it was all gone.

This mine and Frank's second "test" day, and it was the day be fare we hit the road all the way around. 

So I (rather, we, or maybe just I) decided to bring out the inner lifestyle blogger and grab a selection of shots from this serene moment. I enlisted Frank's help for this.

Photography by Joe Shutter & Rock Scissors Taper

For your enjoyment,

Fram Joe Shutter