30 June 2013

iceland I.

I have just got home two days ago and my memories from Iceland are so vivid that I can still see those sublime landscapes when I close my eyes. Iceland is every bit as beautiful as everyone says and more: I have truly never seen anything like it. I am so grateful I was able to spend those magnificent ten days there and I feel like that has surely been one of the most beautiful journeys I have ever made!
I have taken a total of 14 film rolls with my Hasselblad and Nikon and Jacopo has taken many PZ 680 with his Polaroid Image System - while I am waiting for my rolls to be developed I want to share here two portraits Jacopo and I took of each other along the route F35.
PZ 680 Color Protection in Iceland:
♥ we are both wearing our Icelandic pullovers.
the journey started on the 18th of June at 4pm in Keflavík and ended on the 28th at 8am in Keflavík: we have managed to go around the whole island with the exception of the Westfjords and a few other places - some of the roads in the middle of the country were still unusable after the winter - which we will have to keep in mind next time. we have seen mountains, glaciers, lava fields, rocky cliffs, abandoned farms and met Icelandic horses, sheep, reindeers, seals, puffins and many more birds: it has really been like a dream come true.
P.S. I will share more photographs and memories from Iceland over the next few weeks: there is so much I want to tell and so much I want to show!
P.P.S. Jacopo and I are planning a special project that involves the numerous amount of photographs we have taken during our journey: I will tell you more about it soon!
♥ the soundtrack of the journey: Kveikur by Sigur Rós

22 comments:

  1. you two look adorable with your matching pullovers :)

    looking forward for your pictures from Iceland!

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    1. Thank you! I bought my pullover on the second day of our trip, while Jacopo got his for Christmas through an Icelandic shop on Etsy.
      I'm also really looking forward to see how my photographs turned out - later today I should be getting the film rolls developed.

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  2. oh my! that is a superb landscape and the light is absolutely lovely!
    can't wait to see the rest of your photos! 14 film rolls is definitely something :-)

    ps. you look wonderful with your matching sweaters ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Catarina!
      14 film rolls seem so many, but they didn't feel like many at all when I was there photographing those sublime landscapes!

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  3. YOU WENT TO ICELAND! i have had that on my radar for the past year- that is most definitely the next place im traveling to. i cant wait to see your pictures!! and love your pullovers, haha, too cute :)

    xo Marlen
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    1. Hi Marlene, thank you and thanks so much for stopping by!
      I will publish some photographs over the next few weeks, so I hope you'll stop by again to take a look.
      You should definitely visit Iceland - it is beyond amazing!

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  4. Sooo wonderful, you two!
    Great landscape and lovely sweaters! ;)

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, dear Charlyn!
      Along the F35 we saw some really extraordinary wild places, with high and bare mountains. The central part of the country is probably the most impressive one!

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  5. love your sweaters ♥
    i was fascinated by your instagram pics, so i can't wait to see more photos!

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    1. Thank you, dear Silvia! Thank you also for following our trip on Instagram and Twitter!
      I hope my photographs will meet your expectations eventually - I should be getting the prints later today and I'm very excited and somehow nervous about it!

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  6. Love those pullowers!!!

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    1. Thank you! Icelandic pullovers are really fabulous: they are so classic, colourful and so very warm! I couldn't leave Iceland without getting one!

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  7. Wow! What an amazing experience it must have been. I would love to visit Iceland someday. Loving the pullovers!!

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    1. Hi Kayli and thank you for stopping by Passer Domesticus!
      It had really been an amazing trip and I wish I could go back to Iceland soon to enjoy more of it!
      Hope you get the chance to visit it too someday soon!

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  8. Cool cyan light leaks! Your trip sounds really great and I'm eager to see more pictures of the beautiful Iceland. I'm going to Scotland in a few weeks and I'm hoping I'll find some beautiful landscapes as well.

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    1. Thank you, Emilia! I really like those light leaks too - the result with PZ instant film is quite unpredictable, but that's what makes it very special in my opinion!
      I'm sure Scotland is going to be spectacular as well! The Scottish Highlands are on my travel wishlist!

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  9. So cool, Iceland it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, and they are perfect for all kinds of film... these look amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I totally agree: Iceland is absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Everything in this is beautiful. I wish I can visit Iceland someday and it feels good to look at your pictures. Hope you had a beautiful and wonderful travel through iceland!

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    1. Thank you! Traveling through Iceland was really an amazing experience!
      I'm glad looking at my photographs makes you feel good: there are plenty more from Iceland in the next posts!

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  11. So happy to see your photos! It's incredible that I was there last year on June 28th as well :) We just missed each other by a year! Hehe x

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    1. Oh, it would have been wonderful to meet you in Iceland, dear Valerie! I guess we'll have to go back there again soon, at the same time!

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