Photographer's Note

Malgo told me she wanted to see more natural landscapes from Iceland - so here you go Malgo :)

I actually had no intention of posting this photo today, but I thought you may like to see it.

The reason why i was initially hesitant to post it was because of the 50/50 split composition....i really don't like it. But if Malgo wants to see more landscapes then i'll try to help her out.

Perhaps the reason why i don't have as many landscape shots as one may normally have from Iceland is because of the weather we encountered. We visited in March, and the sky was usually very cloudy and grey, seldom did we encounter nice blue skies - only 3 out of the 10 days we were there. Also, the grass was always brown, not the pretty greens and bright warm colors. On the plus side at least it didn't rain or snow alot, and we did get to see alot of winter-frozen-ice type of landscapes.

We plan to return to Iceland in 2014 or 2015, but in the summer months, it will be interesting to see the changes.

What I remember most from this photo shoot was the nasty foul smell! There were thousands & thousands of dead rotting fish lining the entire shoreline!! It was freaking gross. When we pulled the jeep over to get out, we could smell it from far away. The worst part of it was that we had to walk through it to get to the POV you see here. For the life of me no matter how hard I tried, i couldn't get the fish parts out of the soles of my boots for at least a few days! it was EVERYWHERE! They were even stuck into my tripod legs! gross

I still don't understand why they had dumped all the fish parts along the shoreline - and yes, they were dumped there purposely. There were actually a couple of dump trucks parked here, and this was their duty.

Don't understand why??? Thank goodness they weren't actively dumping fish bones, and rotting fish when we were here. If anyone out there has a theory as to why this is purposely done i'd be curious to hear it.

As for the photo, the lighting was very harsh, but the landscape and scenery was sensational and beautiful.

I'll post a WS photo where you can see the layers of rotting fish

thanks for looking

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