Out and About

Some of these were destinations in and of themselves, others were just places that grabbed my attention while driving around the Georgian countryside. As a kid, I lived in Poland for a couple years in the 80’s. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I got the rare privilege(?) of experiencing the Kafkaesque wonders … Continue reading Out and About

Submergence

Abandoned places get overgrown; the town of Pripyat is no exception. But there is simply more here, a case where a quantitative difference leads to a qualitative one. When hundreds of square miles are left untended, the result is that these once-inhabited areas don’t just feel overgrown, they feel submerged. The place where I felt … Continue reading Submergence

Látrabjarg Cliffs

A tense drive on winding gravel roads often hugging steep precipices will eventually bring you to Látrabjarg, Iceland’s westernmost point. The cliffs here are famous here for their birdwatching, but the nearly vertical rock faces themselves are stunning. I’ve made light the theme of this series of photos, but I can’t say that we lucked … Continue reading Látrabjarg Cliffs

The Land of Waterfalls

Iceland is shaped, roughly, like a bowler hat. The crown is the volcanic rock that pushed up from the floor of the Atlantic eons ago, while the narrow band of relatively flat coastline is the brim. Head inland from almost any point along the shore, and eventually you’ll hit cliffs or mountains. Consequently, Iceland has … Continue reading The Land of Waterfalls

Sol Invictus

At far northern latitudes in summer, the sun never really disappears; rather, it shoots behind and through clouds, racing around the horizon, only occasionally dipping below the horizon before darting out again. The bleak, wide landscapes of the Icelandic countryside provide the perfect backdrop for this hypnotic light show.   Here, the gloaming grows into … Continue reading Sol Invictus

Of Light And Ice

I’m beginning the departure from the land of blue and sunny skies (as discussed in the previous post) with a few shots of icebergs. The first was taken at Jokulsarlon, a bay on the south coast of Iceland. Here the ice calves off the mother glacier and has to jostle and scrape along in dense … Continue reading Of Light And Ice