Thirsty Thursday: Rainy Days in Iceland

Rambler: Beth
Drink at Hand: Ancient Peaks Winery Oyster Ridge

Thirsty Thursday here again! Yep, we've missed a few Thirsty Thursday posts, but I finally found some time to do one tonight. I've been playing with Iceland photos and figured it was time to share a few. 

The weather on our first full day in Iceland was pretty miserable. The rain. The wind. I was pretty bummed to be looking at a lot of this as we set out to explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  

But, we're not ones to hide out in the car, so out into the blustery day we went. Terry wasn't sure about taking the big DSLR out, but I still caught him 'grammin'. 

But we kept hiking along the coast and settled in to the grays and blues and yellows of the landscape.

Soon the landscape started showing itself, with nice lines and interesting shapes playing in the gloomy shadows of the rainy day.

Stay tuned for more images when the weather got marginally better. 

Thirsty Thursday: Jokulsarlon

Rambler: Beth

Drink at Hand: St. George Terroir Gin and Tonic

Hey hey hey...I'm finally getting around to posting a Thirsty Thursday. I definitely poured myself a yummy drink tonight. The St. George Terroir gin is one of my favorite. 

But, I digress, you're here for a photo or two. Tonight I'll just share one. Back in May Terry and I took our dream vacation to Iceland. We spent the better part of two weeks cruising around the country in a Dodge Durango in which the back had been converted to a nice sleeping space. We drove where we wanted, took photos, and parked wherever we wanted each night to sleep. The weather wasn't ideal (rainy and windy), but that country is so beautiful, we didn't care. 

I had two things I wanted to see in Iceland. One was Seljalandsfoss, the waterfall you can walk behind. The other was Jokulsarlon, the black sand beach where huge chunks of ice from a nearby glacial lagoon wash ashore. We found both. And they were awesome. 

Here's a photo from our second stop at Jokulsarlon. We camped on this beach, so all I had to do was stumble out of the Durango and into the windy morning light. Interesting Iceland trivia: sunrise in Iceland in May is at about 3:00 am. No joke. Luckily I like early mornings, and this is what I came away with...

I'm already plotting our return to Iceland. It was incredible. In the mean time, I have plenty more photos to help me relive our vacation. 


Thirsty Thursday: Moving Water

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: Ice Water

Since we returned from Iceland, we've been stuck in two far as photography is concerned. Our beloved Aperture is dead and we are migrating to Lightroom. Our Iceland images are the first of ours to live completely within the Lightroom workflow. While there are many things that Lightroom does better than Aperture, I'll miss its simplicity and the way the image was the highlight of the application. Such is life...adapt and overcome. I only really say this because learning a new tool is time consuming so processing images has slowed to a crawl. We're learning fast, but unlearning years of process and workflow is slow.

So, for tonight, it's just one image from Iceland. One of the many shots of moving water that we captured. More to come soon...promise.