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what you can’t see *iceland*

11 March 2014

Believe me and anyone who tells you (with that sparkle in the eye that comes from visiting Iceland), that there are so very few trees. There’s an occasional cluster around a farm, but this really is the mystical barren land you’re led to believe in via photos. The lack of trees means that photos can hide secrets from the viewer in all that starkness. I can’t convey to you via my landscape photos just how windy some of the locations were. The kind of wind that you read warnings and guidelines about in Icelandair’s inflight magazine. The kind of wind that gets so fierce in some areas that only one person can get out of the car at a time, hanging on to the door. The kind where I was leaning back into the wind on the top of an extinct cinder, feeling like a kid. Yep, feeling alive.

Hilarious video of a fashion shoot. Trying to riding a bike into it. A stormy Reykjavik city.

*photo of me ready to photograph a glacier by my husband.

5 Responses
  1. March 11, 2014

    It is so beatutiful Lucent. The wind sounds extreme! Look at those sheep and horses, they must be so hardy to live in that environment.

  2. March 11, 2014

    Wow, the wind sounds crazy! I love these images; they are SO beautiful! and the horses are just too cute :)

  3. March 12, 2014

    Those videos really show how windy it is there. No wonder there is no trees! That poor model must have been freezing! Sarah x

  4. March 13, 2014

    Your trip looks and sounds so wonderful – I can almost feel the cold and the wind and the delicious sea smell just by reading!
    And so glad you got to see some ponies – that would be a highlight for me, my friend has a dozen of them here in Switzerland but seeing them in their natural habitat would be incredible :)

  5. March 17, 2014

    Beautiful, beautiful all of it. What an incredible barren landscape! Of course, I love the one with your hand on that pony’s head, capturing your animal love in that moment.

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