The Road East

As We continued East, we had every intention of grabbing that iconic shot at Stokksnes, you know, the with the monuds of grass and earth in the foreground and the mountain range in the background? Nope. we missed it altogether. Instead, we got up close and personal with the mountain,

The shots are in chronological order, and you can see how everything becomes more blue as the light fades. On the other side of the tunnel, we found still pools of water and beautiful reflections. And a rock, which i climbed.

The road east takes us comfortably into the East Fjords, where we settle down for the night in a repurposed church. It was very cold in the church,  but the keeper was able to heat it enough in the hour before we arrived. We collected our thoughts in the evening and signed the guest book, exhausted and delighted.

Photography by Joe shutter and

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Joe Shutter

Rust and Ruin

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Back to the good old Iceland blogging stuff after the madness of Sonar. 

Pulling up by the side of the road (making sure you are completely off the road, of course) somewhere on the way to Skaftafell brings us to an abandoned farm:  there are a few of these around Iceland, mare than a few, more than many, and they are all quite fascinating.

So near yet so far: solid ground often turns out to be very boggy and saturated. Waterproof shoes are a must. Poor Frank didn't have any, so he ended up hopping between grassy mounds above the water level while I stood more than ankle deep in the water photographing it all.

Good fun all round. 

Photogrophy by Joe shutter and Rock Scissors Taper

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter