I was wondering what kind of travel photographer are you? Are you visiting a country with a checklist of places to photograph or are you going with the flow and shooting what happens to appear in front of your lens?
I suppose there is no right or wrong answer, but I noticed that there are two trends:
1. If you go and photograph places that are famous and well-known, you have to fight for your right to place your fat
ass tripod to be able to take that shot because apparently you are not the most ingenuous person in the world, and the said shot is on the list of many people. But if you get it right and in the interesting light/way/composition, you will definitely be rewarded with social media love.
2. If you go into the wild, you might as well find something absolutely amazing, or be left with nothing, but at least you won’t be frustrated with the fact that there were 459 people from the Eastern Parts of the Eurasian Continent with multiple selfie sticks trying to get the shot for themselves. If you are travelling more for the peace of mind, then maybe you should stay away from the well-flattened down by multiple hiking boots paths of your travel destination.
So in my case, this was a completely random stop in a completely unknown to me place (and those who have been to Iceland will know that there are many places that look like that), but somehow it was one of the most memorable and cool spots we did in our trip. Just the texture of that ice is amazing.
But as the weather wasn’t amazing, and the place was random, these pictures don’t stand out from the total never-ending flow of “northern lights”, “fiery sunrises in glacier lagoons” and “massive super-silky waterfalls” in Iceland and the goal for likes collected in treasure hunt wasn’t completed.
However, these hold a special place in my heart. This is Iceland, beautiful and special from any angle you look at it.
Have a great Easter Holidays, and stay safe!