Summer is passing very quickly here in Iceland as usual. In a couple of days I’m off on a ten-day camping trip with a group of eager photographers. I love camping as it gives freedom to follow the weather, or at least break camp when storms hit and escape to other parts of the country. Doesn’t always work though, as bad weather can hit quickly and without warning, especially in the highlands.
The conditions were unique when I was touring the country in June. Ash from the Grimsvotn volcanic eruption in May had colored glaciers black and in the Fjallabak area we drove through an “ash storm”. It’s been unusually dry for the past weeks but rain just hit hard today. Pouring rain is a poor condition for landscape photography but at least it keeps the fine ash from blowing around. And there’s always some place where the weather is good for photography. That’s were we’ll be for the next ten days – hopefully.