Saturday, September 01, 2007
Hi - this is Leif again. I'm just about to leave for a trip to mainland Scandinavia, and I may be able to post while I'm there, but I thought I'd put another few photos up quickly before I leave.
One here is taken of the building opposite my favourite building in Reykjavik. The Ráðhús, or City Hall, has some really fun lighting and lines. This building faces it, and the precious moments of darkness (or near-darkness) just after midnight in mid-July let me get this fun shot of the small pond (with a duck!) that surrounds the Ráðhús, making it seem as though it's submerged in water. Maybe I'll post some shots of the Ráðhús itself some other time.
I went for a sunrise walk in Vík in mid-August, leaving my tent around 4am, with the sun rising shortly afterwards. The sun rises and sets quite slowly and stays low on the horizon for a long time, so I had lots of time to explore and try different things with the shadows and light, as well as just enjoy the sunrise! I also finally figured out just the right time of day and conditions to get a shot of the black sands that actually shows how celestial they seem up close - needed to be right before the sunlight hit the sand, with some fresh morning ocean-spray on the sands.