Iceland Memories

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I took some time basking in the sunset at Hallgrímskirkja and now the sunlight was reluctantly fading. Not really ready to call it a night after a long day of sightseeing around Snaefellsjokull National Park , I delayed my return to the hotel by randomly chosing a street that seemed to head in the direction of my hotel.

Best decision ever.

I enjoyed discovering an eclectic jumble of small hotels, colorful eateries and shops filled with all sorts of quirky, retro items for sale.

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My eyes fell upon a small photography store closed for the night. Interior lights over the widow display made the cameras glow. At once I felt the same fizzy giddiness that came over me as a child seeing Christmas window displays in big department stores. I spent an age looking at the items on display. For a moment, I was no longer on an island in the North Sea, 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle. I was home. This is not simply a photo of a camera in a store window, it is reminder of an awesome memory.

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I returned to the store the following day and spent time chatting with the sales clerk, checking out the cameras and purchasing a print. #IcelandMemories

This will be the first of many posts on my Iceland adventure. It is past time I shared the this remarkable journey with all of you. Way past time!

Almost forgot – the cameras used in these photos – Panasonic Lumix and Canon 7DM2 coupled with a 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens.

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  • rochester_veteran

    I delayed my return to the hotel by randomly choosing a street that seemed to head in the direction of my hotel.

    Best decision ever.

    I can so relate and do this all the time during my adventures while traveling1 The old European cities, such as Paris, Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam, Venice, Rottenburg and Heidelberg were wonderful for random wanderings and discovering hidden gems!