Ruins of the abandoned farm in Seljanes on the Strandir coast of Iceland. Check out the video below.
The video is shot in 4K and is best seen in full-screen mode.
The lower half of Iceland has been socked in by extreme conditions the past few days. Despite the dire forecast, Börkur and I made bold to head out into the south-central Highlands today. High winds and ‘horizontal rain’ (as Icelanders are wont to call it) rendered photography from the tripod all but impossible. The bright spot was that we had the wilds virtually to ourselves.
A quick visual summary of our day follows.
Low hanging fruit.
Rainbows are wonderful but they don’t excite me as photographic subjects. We came upon this scene while driving in the Amargosa Desert between Death Valley and Las Vegas. It would have been perverse to not stop and take the shot.
For a beautiful exposition on rainbows, see this.
Making it back home.
A lone fishing boat returns to the harbour in Norðurfjörður on Iceland‘s Strandir coast. Icelandic waters and weather can be extremely treacherous, and although technology has now made it safer, fishing here is always fraught with uncertainty and danger.