Description

The views driving around the western peninsulas that make up what is referred to as the Westfjords of Iceland are quite breathtaking. Around each turn it feels like you are making your way into uncharted territory as you loop around the giant mountains and inlets that stretch in and out of the sea. I wanted to capture one of these views to represent this amazing, much less-traveled area of Iceland. When I found this pier in the tiny town of Flateyri, outside of Isafjordur, I knew this could be the place I was hoping to find. The morning sky was filled with interesting clouds. Each time the sun popped out and through the clouds the area lit up beautifully. The solitude of the area was something I can’t even put into words. Somehow my friend and I were the only two people in the world witnessing this amazing, beautiful morning there. In the nearby fields the local birds circled and cried out which almost seemed to echo off the distant mountains. Iceland is an amazing place already, but finding these really less-visited, secluded places is truly what it is all about for me as a photographer. I chose the pier to represent the area, rather than just the mountains and inlets, because being in the Westfjords made me feel like I was at the edge of the earth. Walking down the pier that morning made me feel like it was going as far as I could go there. I thought if I could convey that in my image it would truly represent the feeling I had in the whole area.

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Dimensions

30 x 20 in (L x H)

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Edition for sale

1 of 100

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