As some of you may know, my parents have been living in Alexandria, right outside Washington DC, the last 3 and a half years. Every year since they moved, I've wanted to visit during the Cherry Blossom. Every year I've been unable to travel within that timeframe. This year I was finally able to go and experience the beauty of the blossom.
Those of you who follow me across various social medias may have picked up that I am currently visiting northern Spain. You may also know that I spent one year living here, and that my girlfriend still lives here. So this trip is a mix between relaxation with my girlfriend and friends and traveling along the coast to photograph.
Iceland is well known for it's stunning landscapes and seascapes, and is turning into one of the most heavily photographed places. Finding unique and places or different approaches to Iceland is not a easy challenge. During my visit I was recommended by my Icelandic family members to visit the Reykjanes Peninsula and the lighthouse Reykjanesviti. Since this is not one of the most photographed places, I honestly had no clue what to expect. Of course I did some research first, and I was surprised how beautiful this place was.
The forecast predicted sun and no clouds, but this late afternoon hike up to Skrimtoppen in Buskerud, Norway, we were awarded with some dramatic clouds and light. Perfect combination with the rough and cold texture of the rocks.
Finally everything was made for a great sunset. The tide was low, revealing the amazing cliffs on the Sardinero beach in Santander, Spain, at the perfect moment during sunset. The only factor that could ruin it all was, as you get used to in North of Spain, the weather. Looking out the kitchen window, seeing only clouds and light rain, I almost decided to stay home. But after coming back to my right senses, and persuading myself that it's better to go and not get a shot, then not to go and miss something great, I went down to the beach.
Long exposure self portrait during burning sunset in Santoña, Spain.
I was balancing on a oyster covered beach, enjoying the burning sunset, while trying not to move for this 10 seconds long exposure photography.
I've recently spent 10 days in the beautiful Scotland photographing. Guess what, the fact that i had no internet, or phone service did not bother me at all! Thats how great the landscape was! I went with my friend Nick Dautlich, a UK landscape photographer, and we had a great time shooting together.