Photo: ...some places on Earth look like from the other world...

Near Jokursarlon, Iceland
Photo: As I'm slowly browsing through transparencies and digital files photographed two weeks ago in Iceland, I have been getting to realize how much less lighting we have experienced but at the same time, I do not feel images are any weaker. They are just different, certainly less spectacular in terms of colors and lighting but at the same time, it seems the lack of good conditions pushed my creativity and style somewhat out of grand vistas into more detailed dialogue with subjects. Yet to be digested though and in the meantime, let me share what we have not seen at all. At all.

Jokursarlon, and the late night burst of skies taken in the summer 2010.
Photo: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

I was asked the other day what I'd choose if it's only one spot I can go to in Iceland. So hard to say as I built a serious passion for couple of wonderful places in there. All very different and very beautiful, with amazing photographic potential. But I must confess that Jokulsarlon and its stream mouth to the sea in the middle of cold summer nordic night, hence deserted, windy and angry, possesses a special charm that is as depressive and bizarre as can be enriching in terms of living unusual experiences. Just like finding a bunch of shining diamonds on a dark and dirty beach of a moaning sea...

Enjoy!
Photo: I keep plenty of images unprocessed. They simply need more time to be discovered and understood. This one also resided in my archive for good couple of months until I realized that its essence may be the closest interpretation of my frame of mind for Iceland. The volcanic massif reminds an ancient sphinx, centrally based composition and reflections emphasize stillness and peace. So does the night falling on the landscape. Photographed when we reached the end of one of dirt roads near Landmannalaugar.

http://www.landandcolors.com/2012/03/iceland-calling/
Photo: Jokursarlon, Iceland

I spent the night at this spectacular place that everybody knows so well and photographs even better, waiting for the right set-up to take my piece. It did not seem coming though - with dull sky and no sun, but it cut through for a little while at about 11pm just around the sun set. The wind stopped to blow and it all came together in an extremely calm and peaceful manner. It's always fascinating to experience the pace how the Icelandic weather changes.
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Marek Potoma
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Jokulsarlon, Iceland

I was asked the other day what I'd choose if it's only one spot I can go to in Iceland. So hard to say as I built a serious passion for couple of wonderful places in there. All very different and very beautiful, with amazing photographic potential. But I must confess that Jokulsarlon and its stream mouth to the sea in the middle of cold summer nordic night, hence deserted, windy and angry, possesses a special charm that is as depressive and bizarre as can be enriching in terms of living unusual experiences. Just like finding a bunch of shining diamonds on a dark and dirty beach of a moaning sea...

Enjoy!

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