Bad weather photography was the name of the photo vlog today in Iceland.
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Bad weather hit us hard last night here in Iceland and it stuck around until the morning. Unfortunately, we were hammered by heavy winds and rain. So, we took a bit of a late start leaving this morning.
Truth is, bad weather photography in Iceland, and basically anywhere, can actually be really cool. Angry clouds, and soft light can actually make for some of the best photography ops there are. So, we headed to a glacier lagoon in Iceland to try to get some shots. And, thankfully, the bad weather kind of let off… for a bit.
Photography in Iceland is funny. One minute it’s sunny, and the next minute you’re getting crushed by rain and wind. And the glacier, things seems great for a bit – the sun was out, and there was a nice bit of light. Then, out of nowhere, the winds picked up and hit us hard. At one point, they were howling so hard off the glacier that little bits of Ice were being tossed at me.
Half of our Iceland photography workshop group decided to push through the bad weather anyways. We headed to the famous glacier lagoon in Iceland, but again were just pummeled by bad weather. So, we changed plans and headed to Svartifoss.
Svartifoss is a really cool waterfall in Iceland. There are these beautiful rock formations around the waterfall, and it makes for a really good photo location.
The Photography tour group was really happy with the location, and even though the light wasn’t perfect, we had fun.
Tomorrow, our photo tour in Iceland continues again as we make another attempt at the Glacier Lagoon.
We’re coming up on our last photography vlog episodes from here in Iceland.