Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wooden Ship

This old abandoned wooden fishing boat in Iceland still commands a powerful presence, even though it has been dragged up on the shore and left to rot.  I spotted this old boat from the top of a lighthouse I was in, and I immediately started in that direction.  The boat is very colorful with several layers of old paint peeling away.  I made my first print in color because of the beauty it showed of the boat and it's multi faded colors.  The black and white conversion gives a stern and powerful look to the boat. It is hard to determine the size of the boat while viewing the photograph, but the ladder on the left side gives some perspective to just how big this boat really is.  As I stood if front of this boat I could feel the power it once had pounding through the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean.  

Monday, June 6, 2016


I just returned from a two week trip to Iceland.  It is a fascinating country with a constantly changing climate.  Most of the days were rainy with a strong wind making photography difficult.  This image was made at 10:30 in the evening on a cool and wet day.   The summer days in Iceland have constant daylight, so photography is possible at anytime.  I found it kind of strange being out with my camera at these hours.  This small waterfalls was a short hike through some farm land on a muddy trail.  I was amazed when I saw the blue color of the water that flows from the glaicer nearby. Althought this would make a great black and white image, I felt that I needed to show the surreal color that exist at this location.  I photographed around many waterfalls while there but this one was unique and special.  Iceland was a wonderful place to explore despite the inclimate weather I had to deal with.