Iceland Light – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo.
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Iceland has amazing light. It isn’t necessarily strong or bright but it owns everything around it. It casually falls off mountains, crystallizes in the falling waterfalls & bounces off all the buildings and homes. It’s a mix of golden orange and cooler blue hues. It isn’t the kind of light that warms everything in it’s path but it gives off an unmistakable glow to the streets, people and countryside.
This photo was taken on a street in Reykjavik, Iceland. We were walking back to our campsite and the sun was casting it’s luminous rays as it dipped below the horizon. Reykjavik is full of multi-colored homes and the light was just popping off the buildings. It was beautiful. I remember being in awe of it as we walked quickly down the street. I decided to take some photos from the hip just to see what I would get and also partially because there was a strange looking man following us and I didn’t want to reveal my camera. With my camera across my chest and disguised by my scarf, I took several photos as we were walking and I was hoping that one would catch the light.
I know this photo probably won’t appeal to everyone but it is one of my favorites. I love how the light catches all of the highlights and brings them to life – from the bright white window to the rim on the bike. I also love the rectangular shapes that lead your eye through the image – first the white window sill which leads to the small intercom and then to the orange doorways & windows that move right out of the image and frame the girl perfectly as she heads indoors. I love that she is in the middle of a nondescript everyday activity – probably just getting home from work and putting her bike away.
Iceland might not be home to the brightest light on earth but it is gorgeous. It wraps around the land like a blanket it doesn’t even know it owns. Remembering it makes me want to take the next flight out.
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