Northern lights, reindeer, ice caves, glaciers.. what an incredible experience this was! Myself and 10 of my photog buddies hopped on a plane and (in the immortal words of Led Zeppelin) headed to the land of the ice and snow. The first day of shooting, I found out the hard way (literally), that rubber boots and ice are not the best match. I slipped and in an effort to save the camera, let my forehead take the blow to the ice. 6 stitches, black eye and one cool Icelandic doctor later.. we were back at it. Of course, many creative nick-names ensued (black-eye'd pea, viking ninja, rocky.. just to name a few) but somehow this lifted my spirits and became a badge of honor.
Each day we were here blew me away a little more. I brought my waders (thank-goodness) and stood in the waves, photographing the icebergs on the beach at Jokulsarlon. We hiked into an ice cave and shot the most beautiful color of blue I've ever seen. And 4 weeks before Christmas.. I know where the reindeer are :) Our final night was the cherry-on-top with the most incredible display of dancing and twirling northern lights imaginable. I will have sweet dreams of this one for a long time to come.
p.s., that Zeppelin song is now stuck in your head.. isn't it?!