All good things must come to an end they say – And to this end today is my last day in Iceland. I am leaving for London late this afternoon for business and a bit of rest and relaxation for the next few days. It’s hard to believe I have been here for more than two weeks. In many ways Iceland feels like a home away from home for me; it has just about everything I love in spades – spectacular landscapes, great light, peace, natural wilderness, tranquility and fantastic food. I am already looking forward to coming back next year.
I do not intend for this post to be a full debrief on my trip – that will come later once I have had time to sort and process all my images and reflect on the trip. I shot more than four thousand frames during this trip and have only posted a very small sample to date. I have kept my initial ‘best’ picks up my sleeve for my portfolio and future blog posts – I want to process them at home on my Mac Pro on my wide gamut monitor to get the best results after I have had time to do a full edit.
The pace of photography in Iceland has been frantic to say the least in order to take advantage of the best light. Sleep has definitely taken a back seat throughout the trip and as a result my batteries now feel really depleted and badly in need of recharge. The continual short broken ‘naps’ of a few hours here and there is a pace I can no longer sustain. After two and a half weeks my body is craving a solid good nights sleep; which I will be sure to get in London this evening.
Now, I am about to pack up from the small town of Vik and make the two and a half hour drive to Reykjavik to return the rental 4 wheel drive and catch the shuttle bus to the airport for the afternoons flight. Farewell Iceland…. For now.