A collection of images from around some of Iceland's biggest tourist destinations. The Blue Lagoon, a spa and pools filled with mineral rich runoff from the geothermal plant, Svartsengi. Kirkjufell, Icelandic for Church Mountain for obviously reasons and from Geysir, the original namesake of geysers worldwide (although the images below are of Strokkur, an adjacent geyser which routinely erupts in heights up to 100 ft!) The actual Geysir is infrequent, and may often go dormant for years at a time. I visited this spot three times trying to get the right light, and over those days never once saw it erupt. But fortunately, Strokkur goes off every 15 minutes or so I had plenty of action to capture...
This is to serve as a photographic journal of the aforementioned. I present my images with no other place to call home, a portfolio of my wanderings, a diary to document and quantify a hint of my history. If not to share, than at least to remember. Life is hectic, time is short, memories are shorter. I have no clue where I’m going if I can’t remember where I’ve been. If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then this would be my novel, and I'll let the images do most the talking. Enjoy! -GSPs. You can see more work at garretsuhrie.com
A collection of images from the glacial outlet lagoons on Iceland's southside, where calving faces of the Vatnajokull glaciers dump their ice into the ocean. Although it looks like a frozen landscape, it is ever changing, with the light and land looking drastically every time I visited. I love sitting around here at night, watching auroras dance over head and sounds loud as thundering from icebergs rolling and crashing into one another. This place has been on my bucket list since childhood, but its still on there because I'm going to have to go back!
Winds so strong you could stand at a 45 degree angle to the ground!
Ice arches under the green glow of an overcast aurora.
Ice swirling around as the tides come in.
Volcano's glow high up on the ice shelf.