ICELAND: nature's playground

ICELAND: nature's playground from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Its clear the minute upon arriving in Iceland that this is a unique place. The very first drive along the Highway 1 to Reykjavik looked like a cross between driving in the desert, the countryside, and something similar to what you might picture Mars looking like. The land is so vast, everything is so far apart, its easy to forget how large (or how small) this island really is. From the countryside, to the lava rocks, to geysers, to snow covered mountains, and the beautiful waterfalls, this land is like no other. It is by far the prettiest country I have visited so far. I now want to view the land of fire and ice in the summertime where the land and colors are more vibrant. It would also be really neat to experience the Midnight Sun. However, the best part about visiting in the winter: experiencing the Northern Lights. Seeing the Auroras was a bucket list item for me and I'm so lucky we got to experience them! As I looked into the sky and realized I was actually watching solar events from outer space, I couldn't help but be reminded how tiny we really are in this world. Enjoy this piece from a week long adventure in nature's playground --- Iceland.

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Canon 5DIII
Zeiss 21mm 2.8
Nikon 12-24mm 2.8
Canon 24-70ii 2.8
Rokinon 14mm 2.8
Music: Rembihnútur by Sigur Ros (