Moss is Back
Once again we go back to Iceland, but this time we are in a unusal location that when we visited was free and wild.
Today the state has rightly protected the area with forced walkways, so it is better to avoid taking pictures like this, in compliance with the regulations that preserve these natural wonders.
We are in the area of mosses, an alien landscape, formed for the most part by lava rocks covered with beautiful and soft vegetation.
The articulated forms made it very difficult to compose a balanced scene, especially without moving away from the road to avoid trampling on the entire area.
On the right of the image you can see the path that ran along the shooting point and the two hills in front, unexpectedly lit by the light that filtered through the clouds exactly in the middle, an immense lucky to enjoy that scene a few steps from the car.
My idea was immediately to make one of my extreme panoramas, using a low shooting point and silhouetting two human figures on the light of that sky that, shortly after, would unload a beautiful storm, a great Icelandic classic.
I set my 5d to do 5x3 15 shots in bracketing 0 +2 -2 stop at 17mm to capture this beauty at 180°
Author: In 2008 I approached Photography buying a small camera to capture the first landscapes, the first trips. Six years later I started to study deeply the techniques of planning, shooting and editing while i started to think about my own style, experimenting with the first wide field photographs. Today, after these years of research i finally have found my way to represent the strong connection i have with nature, with the landscape; the extreme panoramas are the language that I have sewn to myself, a choice sometimes uncomfortable (you have to consider the elements in front of, on the side and behind the point of shooting, often you can not shoot), but that gives me a way to express the immense beauty of what surrounds us, trying to inspire those who follow me to travel, to be curious, to respect and appreciate every scenario that nature, generous, gives us.