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On route to the east.
It's been a rainy couple of days with @alexstrohl and @1924us, though we all agree it's the best time to travel here. Sitting out at the beach yesterday, we watched as these scattered ice pieces made their way up onto the shoreline in the heavy waves.
It's nice to be out here ❄️
#iceland

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Looking straight down over this mountain slope from the sky, the hidden patterns of its melt water channels become visible upon the first dusting of winter snow. Whilst it's often hard to comprehend the scale of these textural scenes, the thing that fascinates me most is how temporary they are, vanishing with any onset of rain or wind and never to be the same again.
#iceland

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The last light fades to darkness.
Imagine standing on this peak, watching this bright beam drift closer and closer until it hits, illuminating the stark textures of everything surrounding you.
Would be cold up there!
#iceland

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Whiteout.
First test of the new winter setup on my Defender and things are looking rad. Pushed up near 1000m altitude to find the first solid snow of the season.
So stoked 🤘🏼
#iceland

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Under the cloudy morning skies of the West Fjords. As the rainy autumn bloomed, I spent some time with @inspiredbyiceland to experience the unique elements that make it so special up there in the west. They've just released the a-ö of Iceland, a comprehensive resource to learn more about each region of the country. It's super awesome and if you're coming over for a visit you should definitely head over to their page to check it out 🤙🏼

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The freeze.
Glacial waters flow through a frozen winter landscape.
So stoked for the snow to hit all over the highlands, it could be any day now ❄️

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Cloudy days in the fall.
The rush of the summer comes to an end and things become quiet in the mountains. The onset of rain dampens the landscape, as cosy nights and darker evenings return 🍂

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Camouflaged in a whiteout.

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Beyond our bounds, into the ice.
Our Winter's Night photographic expedition has just a couple of days left to apply. Set for this December, we'll be heading out into the winter conditions to share our combined photographic insight and assist our team of ten to create imagery amidst the Icelandic landscape. The team will be lead by myself plus @jarradseng, @donalboyd, @brokensundowns and @bensimonrehn.
This will be a truly memorable week on the road and if you'd like to read more about the trip and how to apply, the link is in my bio.
P.s do you recognize this scene from somewhere?
✌🏼

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Snow falls over an empty floodplain. Looking down from above, the textures of historical river flows are revealed.

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Evening light with @icelandair.
Snow has fallen across the high mountains, revealing the very first signs of the winter ahead.
With constant storms and hectic conditions, winter is always a memorable time to travel here in Iceland. Always remember to travel safe and check the weather forecasts each morning, things can change in a second ❄️
#mystopover

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The ice kingdom.
Workshop // soon approaching, my winter photo expedition alongside @jarradseng, @donalboyd, @brokensundowns and @bensimonrehn will come to life.
We have space for ten people to join us in our own modified super jeeps, venturing into the heart of the southern Icelandic highlands and back down to the North Atlantic coastline. Throughout the seven days, we'll be educating our team in the craft of photographic technique and post processing, starting with a night in my cabin and driving out from there.
All of the information can be found via the link in my bio.
Peace ❄️

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Winter's Night ↠ Workshop.
As the snow begins to settle over the valley floor, we will hit the road in search of stark winter scenes. Alongside @jarradseng, @donalboyd and my partner @brokensundowns, we are proud to release our next photo expedition. Set for this coming December with space for ten people in our modified 4x4's, we will head across the south and into the highlands for seven days, sharing all of our combined creative insight into photography and post processing. Educating in the field of photography has long been a passion of mine and I'm beyond stoked to share this journey with each of our participants.
Head to the link in my bio for all of the information on how to apply ✌🏼

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Dust kicks up in the wind, trailing the mountains edge. Rivers sweep across the landscape, cutting into the volcanic sand that sits on the surface. Soon covered in highland snow, the seasonal transformation has begun.
Shot for @icelandair.
#mystopover

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Pushing through arctic ice waters as the day comes to an end.
Sometimes it freezes over completely out there ❄️
#greenland

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Exposed through the clouds.
With so many intense structures out in the mountains, the smaller elements can be lost in sight. As the clouds wrap around the landscape however, these smaller details are often highlighted for just a few seconds. It's incredible to watch these dynamic scenes unfold, with all of the unique little moments appearing and disappearing so rapidly.

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The aftermath of last winter.
Ice slowly melts to reveal the strange textures of a glacial valley ravaged by volcanic floods just seven years ago.

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The echo of the mountains.

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Memories of white out mornings.
Stoked for the winter to arrive this year ❄️
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