fisherman for life
When we sat at the airport in Reykjavik one week ago, I browsed through a nearby magazine about Greenland. One featured title caught my eye, ‘Greenland is place that was made so it could be photographed’. Although confident that there is more to mothers nature divine purpose, it becomes increasingly easy to agree with this bold yet undeniable statement. We weren’t properly dressed for an extended icy evening hike, but when the clouds parted during an afternoon stroll, we headed towards the small harbor outside of town to capture the sun kissed horizon. The light descends slowly this time of year, and it draws out that delicious moment when your eyes couldn’t possibly believe another hour of sunset glow. When it lingers, Justin can be found racing up a nearby mountain top or climbing downward to meet the waters edge to catch the perfect angle. Floating in my own reality, I hike, write, take photos and quietly watch the sea ice drift by.
As the sun descended, so did the temperature, and when Justin returned from his three hour photo trek, both our hands, feet and face were so cold that ice had frozen the wisps of hair escaping my beanie. This was a penetrating numbness that chilled so deep I wasn’t sure my legs had the strength to hike our way back into town. Despite the physical sensations, or lack there of, the wonder of this place continues to unfold upon endless discoveries of splendor. Falling from the sky and landing softly on our bodies and cameras were snowflakes of perfect construct, flawless intricate stars visible to the naked eye. Never before had we seen such glistening ice take shape into something so tangible as these snowflakes. Renewed with an elevated sense of admiration for the scene before us, we forced one foot in front of the other through deep snow and slippery patches and eventually found ourselves at the grocery store in search of dinner. Discovering the time to be 10:30pm with nothing open except the movie rental store, salty potato chips and cup-of-noodle seemed as good as anything else after hours in a snowy paradise. Once thawed, sleep came easy and the days continue on this way, always holding a vast sense of unknown that melts into the willingness and determination to keep pressing on.
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wow what avery nice pictures they’re really beautiful.
Very nice article.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Antartica is really a beautiful part of this world
What a beautiful photos!!
What a great journey do you have there!!!
Wow what a great jpourney do you have there. Amazing pictures. Good Luck there with the cold and everything
What a Great Pictures!!!
I want to go there with my camera!!!
That melting Ice pictures are breathe taking
I wish I can be there too
Very nice work guys, look forward to keeping up with your trip. Take care out there :)
I love that photo with the boats! So beautiful.
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That photo with the boats in the ice is amazing. The composition, the lighting and colour, Fantastic!
these pictures are amazing!!!! bravo
the first two shots are my favorites!! thanks for sharing…
Très très belles photos.
Positively LOVELY writing and photographs – thank you for sharing!
Some stunning photos .. have been looking at them for a good while .. the 2 top are my favorite – it’s so I can hear the silence and feel the cold. Thank you so much for sharing. Stunning.
Awesome photographs! I like all of them… I can say, it’s tough to compose photos where there’s ice or snow because the camera lenses are usually not capable to figure out the vision easily. Well done!
These are some incredible photos!!
the pics are absolutely stunning!!!!
incredible… n salute to u to reach over there……..
ohhhhhh!! so beautiful! Greenland looks like heaven on earth… and your pictures make it more so :) Just lovely!
I like your pictures, amazing!!
What the greenland?! I always stun by greenland and iceland!!
What a magical place! I really like some of the more whimsical of your shots.
Thanks for availing me such valuable & knowledgable kind of information.I go through your blog and found it fulfilling our needs,wants and demand
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Yikes! Glad to be in spring weather here in Virginia!
Thank you for letting us share your experience…absolutely breathtaking photographs xxx
That makes me want to be there and do what you do…wow. By the way, your hair is frozen. Is that normal? :P
You are SOO courageous to photograph in this weather. I commend you!!!! Your images are just beautiful!!!
bueno muy bacano
nice post !
Amazing photos, what an adventure! And congrats on getting Freshly Pressed!
Beautiful! what camera do you use?
Incredible post.. lovely pics!! Keep it up!
beautiful and thanks for the great story, one of my dream destinations, your story took me there :-)
Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing your travels with the rest of us!
Your photos pulled me in!