03 July 2013

iceland II.

yesterday I finally got the prints of the 14 film rolls I have taken in Iceland. I spent yesterday evening looking through all the photographs with Jacopo: there are so many that I like and I remember almost exactly when and where I took each of them. I have started slowly scanning and cleaning each print: it is going to take a while but I rather do it carefully before placing them in the photo-album that Jacopo and I got for the occasion. I will share only a limited amount of prints for now: I am in fact going to save most of my photographs for a project that Jacopo and I have already started working on. I will tell more about the project later - meanwhile I will select only a few photographs per roll to post here.
1st selection of my photographs from Iceland:

Nikon FM - Fuji Pro 400H
Hasselblad 500 C/M - Fuji Reala 100
we drove anti-clockwise around Iceland so that we spent the first and second day in the southern part of the country: there is full of green mountains, farms with sheep and horses, waterfalls and rivers with black volcanic sand. the weather was changing rapidly and the grey clouds above the mountains were an incredible sight. I couldn't stop taking photographs: I was enchanted by such beauty!
P.S. I will post more selections of photographs over the next few weeks.

32 comments:

  1. oh polly thank you for sharing these photos! southern iceland looks amazing. i especially love the squared one but the green of the first one is the best. it looks like velvet :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Silvia! I'm so glad you like them! I have to say Southern Iceland has been one of my favourite regions... Yet, if I think about it, I have loved it all!
      The various shades of green were really spectacular there, but I'll share other photographs where the colours of the landscape were even more astonishing!

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    1. Thank you, dear Birdie! The best French expression to define Iceland! ♥

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  3. WoooooOOoooowwwwW!!!!

    Looking forward to moooorreee!!!!!

    :O

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    1. Charlyn, thank you so much! I am glad these photographs made you go WoooooOOoooowwwwW!!!!
      I will post more soon, even though it is hard to choose which ones to share here and which ones to keep only for the project.

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  4. Oh wow these are so so stunning I can't even choose which I like more!

    Keep'em coming! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Inês! I'm so happy that everyone seems to be appreciating these photographs so much: Iceland is so beautiful, it is hard to grasp the real essence of it!

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  5. wow *-*
    gli scenari e i colori sono fantastici... sembra un altro pianeta *-*
    <3

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    1. Grazie, Emi! E' davvero un posto senza pari! I paesaggi di queste foto possono ricordare quelli dell'Irlanda dell'Ovest, ma in altri posti i colori e la morfologia del territorio sono davvero unici - condividerò presto altre foto!

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  6. Frances3.7.13

    Breath taking...I must make it over there.

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    1. Thank you, my dear Frances! You really have to! After all, it is midway between Europe and Canada!

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  7. Oh how beautiful!
    I've never been to Iceland, but I really should!

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    1. Thank you, Sirpa! You really should! It's only a little longer than a 3-hour flight from Finland and you are a passionate traveller!

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  8. stunning! it sure is a beautiful place.
    i'm happy to get to see it trhough your photos :)

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    1. Joana, thank you so much! This means a lot to me!

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  9. Ah, more more! I can't wait!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Ingeborg! I will be sharing more soon!

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  10. Beautiful! the first one is surreal! Iceland seems so rough and overwhelming..

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    1. Thank you, dear Alice! You are right, it is so wild and lonely in some places and the beauty of it is almost overwhelming!

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  11. All is full of love in this photos,Polly <3

    All of them are amazing! I wish i had a nice scanner,i usually ask for the guy on the shop to scan them to a cd,but you done a really great job with this :)
    I'm always fascinated between the great contrast one gets when taking pictures at a landscape when the sky is grey.
    Happy to know you blog and that you share this beauty with all of us!

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    1. Aw, thank you so so much! It means a lot to me that so many of you seem to be liking my photographs of Iceland as much!

      My scanner is not a great one, actually. It is a basic, portable model which I brought to Finland when I moved to Helsinki from Italy. It is over 5 years old now and has seen better days, but it still works fine. I've scanned these at a really high resolution and cleaned away carefully all the dust and scratches - normally I am not that careful when scanning other photographs, I think I should though!

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  12. Gorgeous! Photos of Iceland always capture my imagination, I hope I can visit one day! Looking forward to more of your wonderful photography!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! Iceland is truly an otherworldly place - you should really visit it!
      I will share more photographs in the next few weeks - I have many to choose from!

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  13. absolutely beautiful! thank you for sharing.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by and finding the time to comment as well!

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  14. cant wait to see more! you are the best! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Awww! Thank you, my dear! I will probably share another selection later today or tomorrow! ♥

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  15. wow! i am breathless! this is so amazing, thank you so much for sharing!!
    you are a wonderful photographer and that is a wonderful place...

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    1. Oh Catarina, thank you so much for your lovely words!

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  16. So so pretty! You've captured the green colors so well :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you think so, Valerie! Those greens were fantastic and the ever-shifting clouds made them look even more dramatic!

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