I've met up with some of the other photographers from the previous workshop (Arthur Meyerson is doing a workshop ending today while mine is starting, officially, tomorrow.) They all seem to say the same thing, "Fantastic place for taking pictures!" I've also met Einar this morning by chance, sitting in the lobby with the pack of photographers.
I went downtown after dinner yesterday and walked around the central part of Reykjavik. I have to say it's a wonderful city, I'm really enjoying it. It's both modern and very Scandi at the same time. The brightly colored houses intermingle with the clean modern lines of the newer buildings quite well. It's a lovely city and I really enjoy my stay. Honestly, I could photograph an entire week just in Reykjavik and never grow tired of the scenery.
I wanted to post this image because it shows the modern architecture in the downtown area. At some point, I'll post an older, more traditional building, so you can see what that is like too.
Another note about this image. It was taken with my new lensbaby lens. I got one of the new glass optic systems that has aperture controls (apologies for those non-photographers out there-this part might get a bit dull) so now I can better control my lensbaby. Of course, that's a bit like a race car driving saying, "I was going 200 miles an hour when I hit the wall, but it was a *controlled skid*" Um, yeah, right. Lensbabies are what they are.
This is shot number 3228 featuring the linear lines of a modern building in downtown Reykjavik. Taken with a new lensbaby lens on a Canon Rebel T2i camera.
More shots, including some off of the new Canon 5D Mark II camera to follow.
Until next time...