Iceland is a location on every photographer’s to-do list. When a deal popped up on Facebook, I couldn’t have booked myself a trip any quicker! Harmony and I couldn’t have been more excited. We spent months looking at things to do and places to see – nothing could get us down!
Our aeroplane landed at Keflavik airport and it was obviously very cold but first impressions were good. The air was fresh, the airport was nice and the people were friendly. We collected our bag and bought a bus ticket from a counter near the exit. A bus took us to the bus terminal in Iceland’s capital, Rekjavik, and a smaller shuttle bus dropped us off right outside our accommodation - Hotel Fron. We found ourselves in a really cool area of the town and realised our hotel was one of the nicest we had seen so far! We were truly impressed!
On the journey into Reykjavik, it was dark and we couldn’t see much so I was desperate to explore the town once we arrived. Other than a few bars and a couple of restaurants, there wasn’t a lot that was open. I actually had something quite specific in mind that I wanted to find - The Sun Voyager Sculpture. It was conveniently located just down the road from our hotel, sitting on the edge of the water overlooking the ocean and Mount Esja in the distance.
When I first saw the sculpture, I was amazed by how big it is, as well as the interesting design. The light illuminating the sculpture reflected off its shiny, steel surface – making it stand out from the landscape, but making it hard to photograph against the dark, night sky. The city lights in the background also created unattractive lens flare, but I like a challenge and I like how the photos turned out. I am especially happy with how the moving clouds were captured, considering I didn’t get the starry sky I was hoping for.
The following day, we woke up to ra