it has been an absolute treat to have a week's break in iceland. jen and i booked this to get a week together to celebrate her finishing chemo, surgery, and radiotherapy and to begin to live life again without solely focusing on cancer and coping with treatment and its effects, though i am not for a moment suggesting there isn't a way to go on the journey for us.
i've wanted to visit for years to be honest. i was slightly unsure whether visiting this time of year would work out but it has been perfect. there is snow pretty much everywhere but it is not deep enough winter that you can't get around so all major roads seemed fine and we even managed one or two slightly hairy ones through the mountains. we only turned back once because of snow.
it's a beautiful country - pretty much every corner you drive round (and if you go hire a car!) is a breathtaking landscape. i have seen other photographers photos and been envious so it was lovely to get a chance to come and take some photos myself. i had a photographer's nightmare - a grease spot on the lens that appeared in every photo but thanks to the wonders of lightroom and finding a camera shop i managed to edit the photos (so that hopefully you can't tell) and have now got the camera sensor cleaned. i never quite know how to add photos online - drip feed or whack them up, select a few favourites?.. but i have opted to add a set in black and white and square format. i will add some colour ones at some point but i think the snow works so well in black and white that it set me off on that track and i stuck with it. there is a set here - iceland in black and white.
right must pack my bag and head to the airport!