Here we are again, sitting in the cosy little hotel by Myvatn lake in Iceland. Waiting for the heavy storm snow to pass by. The strong gale plays some nice bass vibes behind the lobby windows. We are wasting our photography time now, but in big hopes for brighter future (days). Good that they have a good beer as this is how it looks outside right now:
The view towards the lobby where we sit and wait. My iphone proved itself. Perhaps worth to consider replacing my Phase One.
Somebody biked here. The next level. They won't like what they'll find after one hour of snowing. I wanted to emphasize the snow flakes with the built-in flash but somehow missed it, appologies.
We have chosen the northern area of the island for its emptiness and more options it offers within a relatively small area. It's been pretty dissapointing so far though, because unlike last year, the place is now all dry and almost snowless. We wished for a weather change and a little bit of snowing but what's happening outside right now is clearly an overkill. Let's see!
The fumaroles of Namafjall at late morning session that rarely revealed some sunshine. Pity it did not come earlier but it is nothing unusual here. Photographed by Ota.
We have been visiting the obvious places, with no much luck with lighting. The couple of retirees who we are lucky to have with us this time, like it a lot though. And, we all got lucky last night with the aurora showing off its full beauty and more. Stay tuned for few snapshots.
Ota and I by Godafoss. Much less snowy I would expect this time of the year. But at least, we now have this beautiful fish-eye image taken by one of our retirees, Vaclav. And Sir Joseph would also like it.
The landscape of northern Iceland as I originally visualized looked very different. This is what I like about winter Iceland. It is unpredictable. It is deserted. It is short of tons of tourist and herds of photographers. It is all yours. And much more so in the north. The place to enjoy being alone in the conditions that are less than hospitable. They force you to go deeper into the essence of immediate surroundings as well as (inevitably) of yourself. You will find long minutes of a full black out, a complete omitance of everyting else that you believed mattered in your civil life...