Saturday, November 19, 2016


Juxtaposition is to place two concepts, characters, ideas, or places near each other to contrast them.

While I was in Iceland I searched for natural settings to capture the beauty of this majestic and isolated land.  I traveled the coastline and ventured into the central mountain areas in search of interesting subjects.  While traveling on the far eastern coastline I came into the small town of Djupivogur.  I stumbled on to the artwork called Eggin i Gleovik, "The eggs of Merry Bay".  The artwork consist of 34 eggs on pedestals, each one representing a bird species that live in the area.   As I walked around these sculptures I came to appreciate how they were placed to contrast with the surrounding landscape of water, mountains, and sky.   It is always a challenge to find new and interesting things to photograph as a landscape photographer.  It takes hours of planning and many miles of travel to find locations of interest.  Sometimes they just appear as these sculptures did while I was pursuing other types of subjects.

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