Selby Camera Club’s Icelandic Adventure
During the week beginning 31st October a small group of photographers went on Selby Camera Club’s Iceland Adventure.
We were accompanied by Paul Gallagher, a well-known professional photographer, who instructed us in how to set about taking photographs like professionals. With two days of full sun, two days of showery rain and one day of rain we took photographs in all conditions. Paul is well known for his excellent black and white and colour landscapes and has published quite a few books. He undertakes tuition for individuals, runs course groups and organises photographic-location visits. He is an enthusiastic and friendly tutor and whilst providing tuition does not take photographs for himself. Although experienced photographers, we all learned much from his well-informed advice, tutorials and individual instruction.
Iceland is an amazing and unique location. We found old glacial fields covered in lichens and mosses, Atlantic sea-stacks, glacial lagoons, gigantic waterfalls, river deltas and costal scenes. For those of us for whom this was the first visit to Iceland, it was an awesome experience and one we will long remember and cherish. The coat line of Iceland is 4,988 kilometers (3,099 miles) long. We covered about 400 miles of it. So, with 2,699 miles to go and much of the 38,707 square miles of the interior still outside our experience, maybe the pull to go back will prove irresistible.
Icebergs on their way to the sea by Robert Helliwell
From left to right: Paul Gallagher, Carol Hudson, John Gerhold, Robert Helliwell, Kevin Webb and David Arundell.