Turbulent weather. Strong wind gusts and driving rain disrupted life this morning in Ísafjörður, the only town in the Westfjords of Iceland. But for a photographer it couldn’t have been nicer.
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Remote and deserted. The abandoned farm and church of Unaðsdalur lie on Snæfjallaströnd (“Snow Mountain Coast”) in the Westfjords of Iceland. We were treated to a sampler of the harsh conditions the region is exposed to; these photos were taken in the midst of a raging gale. In the first image, the lighthouse on Ædey […]
Fjords within a fjord. Ísafjarðardjúp is the largest fjord in the Westfjords region of Iceland. The word is constituted from Ís (ice) + fjarðar (fjords) + djúp (deep). Several smaller fjords open into it. Two interpretations of a single frame taken looking westward along Ísafjarðardjúp are offered.
Kaldalón – “Cold Lagoon” – is located in the Westfjords within touching distance of the tongue of Drangajökull, the northernmost glacier in Iceland. These are images of a morning spent there in menacing but irresistible conditions. With howling winds matched to its cold isolation, it is a place to die for (or in). […]