-Looking back at Iceland. Initial thoughts from my lil journal:-
So I spent two weeks in Iceland and it rained almost day every day except for one afternoon and one morning while I was there. Just bad luck. It was hard for me because it was a trip that I had planned and looked forward to for years. In fact I was originally going to do half the trip with another tour co so I wouldn't have to drive so much myself, but I couldn't make it work to fit my long shot list. I did the entire coastal loop of the country. No joke I checked the odometer after and I drove 2285 km or 1419 miles total. I saw a lot of things! All said, I was fortunate to have the opportunity come up that I could go at all so I am not ungrateful for the experience.
Basically, I had a list of places that I wanted to go to and did all my research. So much research, I'm a nut about planning. However, you cannot control the weather and you have to make due with whatever the circumstances. It broke my heart to see the lack of light and overcast white sheet of a sky as I was standing at a scene that I knew would be amazing if only the sun was present. But I really tried to do my best no matter what.
This photograph is of one of my top 3 places to visit on my shot list. I was so determined that I stayed overnight in the lupine field waiting for any scrap of light or change in the sky. It was a lesson in patience. Well I waited and I got a few images that I feel okay about this being one of them. I just really don't like that white sky.
Overall instead of being discouraged, I am more determined than ever to revisit Iceland in the future so that I can apply my experience from the first go around to capturing even better images next time. In the meantime I am getting a lot of practice in noise reduction post processing techniques..
"...you cannot control the weather and you have to make due with whatever the circumstances."