The Wind and the…Trees???

Nude, Iceland, 2014

I’m continuing today with a photo made on my trip to Iceland in 2014.  In my previous post from the trip (click here), Nadine, Zoe and I had reached our easternmost destination in Iceland.  From there, we began the trip back west toward Reykjavik.
On the way, after passing the great black waste of the Skeiðarársandur volcanic washout zone, I once again made a stop at site of historic farmhouses where I had photographed Rebecca (click here) when heading east.  However, this time I choose to photograph in the area behind the farmhouses, where I had not gotten to on the previous visit.
The scene here is typically Icelandic in some ways, with the rugged landscape, the waterfall and with Nadine and Zoe’s hair being blown by the almost constant wind.  What’s unusual for Iceland in this photo is the presence of those things behind Zoe on the right:  trees.
From what I have read – or, at least, from what I remember having read – the landscape of Iceland was once covered with trees, but they were cut down by the Vikings ages ago and never really grew back.  In fact, a joke about Iceland is that if you get lost in a forest, just stand up.
Thinking of my photographs of Iceland, I don’t think I have any others outside of this particular spot where there are any trees – so take a good look at this one.

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Otherwise, on the subject of my photographs of Iceland, I received my award certificate for the Honorable Mention given to one of my Iceland photos in last year’s Black & White Spider Awards.  Here’s the certificate with honored photo.

Nude, Iceland, 2013

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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