Iceland 2012 Photo Results From the Group
As mentioned in a couple of other recent posts, one of my big trips this year was spending 2 weeks in Iceland. My wife Deb & I went with a group that was pulled together by Samantha Chrysanthou and Darwin Wiggett, with the event itself run by Tim Vollmer. This wasn’t a formal workshop as such, more a group of folks who have known or worked with each other in the past and all collectively shared an interest in exploring Iceland for the first time.
Iceland has been very high on my list for a long time, both for photography reasons and just to visit. Thanks to the itinerary that Tim put together for us all, after being there my single-word response is simply — WOW. I knew I would like it, but the reality of the place was way beyond what I had imagined in my head. I definitely need to go back, because the experiences and photographs from this initial visit were the merest scratching of the surface.
If I had been there on my own, might I have done certain things differently, changed the priorities of parts of the experience, or photographed more or less in some places? Sure. Going with a guide-organized plan and with a group who have diverse interests, I obviously knew that the entire time was not all about me. 🙂 But part of the appeal for me was to be with other like-minded photo enthusiasts and share our experiences, insights and responses with each other. And really, the opportunity for experience and photography was so rich each day that I have zero complaints. Far from it — for me, the trip was a success on every level.
On that note, while my own photos are most likely going to take awhile to start trickling out due to the press of another big project coming up right away (the TEOE Arizona / Alberta photo exchange), I wanted to link here to a few others from the group who are beginning to get their images online.
Cheers to the group — it was great seeing Iceland with y’all and I eagerly await views of this amazing country through each of your creative perspectives!
Iceland photos from group members:
- Tim Vollmer’s Iceland portfolio, also see his Facebook page with a number of photos posted daily from our tour
- I’m sure Samantha Chrysanthou & Darwin Wiggett will show some of their favorite Iceland images at their main site, Oopoomoo
- Scott Dimond has started to share some images on his Gemstone Images Facebook page
- Likewise, Stephen DesRoches is getting some photos up on his Photography by Stephen DesRoches Facebook page
If any other group members see this before I find your images, feel free to email me and I’ll link your material too! 🙂