By Srinivas Krishnan
The great Nordic stories and tales set in that magical realm called Iceland are alive even today. The sagas are epics of great battles and journeys, larger-than-life heroes and heroines and reflections of human nature and condition.
The landscape in which these sagas typically unfolded is strange, bizarre and eerie even by today’s standards. God seems to have taken a break from creation and let nature do its own thing in Iceland. It’s a place that’s highly unusual from what we are used to. No wonder the sagas developed here; it’s a mysterious land where you’ll find it difficult to separate reality from illusion.
Wouldn’t it be great then, to capture it all with your own camera and make an Icelandic saga of your own?
Iceland is a geographical wonderland. Built on basaltic rock, Iceland is also geologically young. And you know how temperamental youngsters can be! It is a geologically active hotspot, with not just volcanoes, but glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, ice caves, lagoons and black-sand beaches. Then, of course, are the magnificent Northern Lights These unique characteristics give Iceland its otherworldly, surreal look that makes it a great setting for futuristic or mythological movies as well as makes it the hottest destination for photographers.
• Shooting water from a cavern behind the 63-meter drop of the mighty Seljalandfoss waterfalls
• Attempting to capture the double rainbow created by the spray of the Skogafoss waterfalls on sunny days
• Doing justice to the black sand and imposing basalt columns of Reynisfjara beach
• Visiting the mind-blowing Vatnajokull National Park with Europe’s largest glacier at its core and getting mesmerized by the Aurora high above.
• Trying to shoot serene ice crystals that wash up on the black sands at the edge of Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
• Getting dumbstruck and forgetting to take pictures inside of the incredible ice caves that tunnel deep into the Vatnajokull glacier
• Contemplating the rift between the two continental plates at Thingvellir National Park, capturing the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and observing the turbulent geothermal area that gave us the word ‘geyser’
In fact, you don’t have to imagine it anymore. Plan on a Winter Photography Workshop Tour of Iceland with The Wanderers and you can actually do it…
What’s special about the Winter Photography Workshop Tour of Iceland with The Wanderers? Well, let’s say once you do it, you will never get behind the lens of a camera and not think of Iceland.
• The tour is led by award-winning professional landscape photographers who will impart their skills to sharpen yours
• It can accommodate all levels of photography skills – whether you are the point-and-shoot type or think you are the next Ansel Adams
• Travel aboard custom-built four-wheel drive vehicles that are safe and comfortable
• Be part of a small group of not more than 14 participants, to give you individual attention
• Travel to – and of course shoot professional quality photographs of – some of the most stunning landscapes on God’s own Earth, including some remote parts of south Iceland
• Stay in comfortable and the best hotels in the individual locations
Don’t dream of it. Go on our Iceland Photography Tour and come back with beautiful memories stored in precious pixels…
Call us or mail The Wanderers today to know more about how you can create your own Icelandic pictorial saga!
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Check out our package: Iceland: Winter Photography Workshop