As 2016 is coming to an end I must say that it was a great year for me. I got to fulfill a long time dream of visiting and photographing the beautiful contry of Iceland. Also, in my beloved Puerto Rico, I got a chance to explore and venture myself into the heart of my country. Thank you for always hanging around as I share what I see with you. Stay tuned because I got this feeling that 2017 is going to be better and bigger than this year. As always...enjoy!!!
After enjoying the stuning views of Jokursarlon Glacier Lagoon and Ice Beach we continued our journey towards Lake Myvatn. I'm a big fan of waterfalls, mainly because they're all so different and unique. On our way there we saw many of them and I stopped to photograph this one. Enjoy!!!
Road Side Beauty
It was on September 25, 2016. The night was a chilly 38 degrees with partly cloudy skies. The Aurora forecast was a three on a scale of nine. The country…Iceland!
It was the fourth of an eight day road trip around Iceland. That day we drove roughly around 260 miles from Djúpivogur to the lake Myvatn area. Along the way we were mesmerized by the majesty of the eastern fjords and many other natural wonders this country has to offer. Upon arriving to Hótel Laxá, our accommodation for the next two days, we were a bit tired but anxious to go out and continue exploring outdoors. Upon check in we headed out to grab a bite at a local pizza place named Daddi's Pizza. After that we returned to the hotel to relax a little bit and to go aurora hunting.
At night the weather turned for the worse and started raining so we decided not to go out because the chances of seeing the aurora were slim with the total cloud cover in our area. Nonetheless, we were checking the sky conditions from our room window.
At around 1130 that night, I went outside to check, since it had stopped raining, and to my surprise…boom---I saw my first Aurora Borealis! I rushed back to my room and told my wife to get dress and to hurry outside to witness this wonderful event. I grabbed my camera and ran outdoors.
In this shot I didn’t care about proper composition neither I gave it a lot of consideration. I wanted to document the event but my main focus was in enjoying the moment. My first Aurora…enjoy it as much as I still do!!!
My First Aurora Borealis
During my visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland I had the opportunity to see and touch glacier ice as it travel its way to sea. The beauty of glacier ice is magnificent! It has hues of cyan, blue and in some parts is crystal clear.
Just across the street from the lagoon you encounter what it's commonly known as the ice beach. This is where all the melting glacier ice comes and dissapear forever...probably due to global warming. Although it is a beautiful scene to admire it is also a sad event due to the fact that the glaciers are melting away forever. Enjoy!!!
With so many stunning sights all over Iceland it's really easy to have a sense overload. On this particular day I was traveling on Road 1 towards Jökulsárlón lagoon when this mountain formation caught my attention. The shape of it and the light made this a mandatory stop and as you can see it didn't disappoint. When visiting Iceland keep your eyes open so you don't miss any of the awesomeness this country has to offer. Enjoy!!!
Beauty All Over