ÍS: The Approaching Storm

Southwest Iceland I’m an amateur photographer. I like to take pictures more than I care about how well they turn out. Usually I tweak and trim my film photography on Photoshop since I don’t have the space to develop them myself. And then there are those rare moments where the lighting is just right and I get my camera settings just right and voila, these two amazing pictures delivered from the developer as is.

These are from my road trip with a friend around the whole Ring Road back in late May. I’m pretty this is in Southwest Iceland, somewhere between Reykjavík and the Snæfellsnes peninsula (since I have been tardy in posting these what with two moves and working again, I’m not going to be able to be as specific about locations as I was for my last set of Ring Road pictures.

Southwest Iceland [35mm film taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures of Southwest Iceland.]

ÍS: Old Akureyri (Part Two)

F1000014akA sunny walk through the historic district of Akureyri, Iceland’s “Capitol of the North.”F1000008ak

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ÍS: Old Akureyri (Part One)

F1000011ak A sunny walk through the historic district of Akureyri, Iceland’s “Capitol of the North”

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[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road trip around Iceland. See new posts right away by following the blog on Facebook]

ÍS: Hnífsdalur from Above (and the view from above Hnífsdalur)

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000018mountain While my mom and I were staying in Ísafjörður, we walked around a mountain at the opening of the fjord to the town of Hnífsdalur….then we started climbing up the mountain, using the rocks and moss to scramble up the steep side. We were rewarded with a spectacular view of Ísafjarðardjúp and the colorful, little town. I shot these with expired film.

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ÍS: Walking to Hnífsdalur

Hnífsdalur, Iceland While staying in Ísafjörður, my mom and I walked an hour to Hnífsdalur before hiking/climbing up the mountain that separates this tiny town from it’s bigger neighbor, Ísafjörður. Along the way there were some empty fish drying sheds and a pigeon coop. I shot these images on expired film.

Hnífsdalur, Iceland

Hnífsdalur, Iceland[Expired 35mm film taken with my Olympus 105G Superzoom. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road triparound Iceland.]

ÍS: Icelandic Horses in the Approaching Storm

Icelandic HorsesIcelandic horses are a unique breed. They have two extra gaits from other horses, including the super smooth tolt. No horses are allowed to enter the country, so the breed has developed perfectly to suit the land since it was brought by the settlers 1000+ years ago. I spotted these hardy, little horses in Southwest Iceland, on my trip around Ring Road. My mom and I got a chance to ride Icelandic horses across the open landscape during our week in the Westfjords.

Icelandic Horses [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road trip around Iceland]

ÍS: Arnarstapi Cliffs

000019snaef An amazing stop on our two day drive around the Snæfellsnes peninsula on our way to the Westfjords. The cliffs were covered with many kinds of interesting sea birds. [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road trip around Iceland]