The 19th C church at Búðir is perched on the edge of the Búðahraun lava field by the wild southern shore of Snæfellsnes in west Iceland. What a glorious setting! PS: Thanks to Dr. Arun Gupta for suggesting the “Mortality” caption above.
Category Archives: Iceland
We got to the beach at Jökulsárlón a little after sunrise on the morning of Oct 17, 2010. Inscribed on the seascape before us was a ribbon of divergent lines. Recognizing the ephemeral quality of Nature’s geometric moods, I quickly composed a few frames. Barely able to contain myself, I then advanced towards an iceberg […]
As soon as I got into Goa the other day, my little niece Saraswati showed me something that at once brought to my mind the magnificent sight of Dyrfjöll (“Door Mountains”) in east Iceland. This striking formation is encountered en route to Borgarfjörður Eystri, and looks like a wall with a slot punched through it. […]
[Update: Ólafur Petursson passed away on February 22, 2012. He was 102.] Among the most feared volcanoes in Iceland, Katla last erupted in 1918. At the time Ólafur Pétursson (b. 1909) was 9 years old, and his wife þórunn Björnsdóttir (b. 1911) was 7. The couple are today the last living witnesses to that cataclysmic […]
Skógafoss in south Iceland is easily accessible due to its proximity to the Ring Road. Since nearly every visitor takes a picture here, Skógafoss has become a photographic cliché. Why then, you may wonder, did I plant my tripod at the exact same spot like so many before me? Because the light, the sight, and […]