Iceland in Black and White.
I never shoot black and white and when I do it is extremely premeditated and I have a strong plan in mind. So when I was in Iceland, basically the most photogenic place on earth and I ran out of colour film (which I NEVER do! I normally come back with 10 extra rolls just in case) I almost punched a hole in the dashboard of the car. I was so mad at myself. I had to take a few deep breaths and just accept the fact that black and white was all I had. The thing that disturbed me the most was the fact that 90% of what we were seeing was already white with snow cover and I just didn’t think anything was going to come out. It did and didn’t to my pleasant surprise it was not actually anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Personally I still would have liked these in colour because I can remember the colour of the skies and lighting. I did however initially overreact to the realisation that it was all I had. Such a tantrum haha. It was also a type of film I had never shot before and came out a little more contrasty than I am used to or prefer.
I could not get over the roads. Driving on snow and ice was such a weird thing for all of us and I just could not even imagine it was really as easy as it was.
So driving on these roads felt 100% fine and when I was driving I was going probably a little faster than I actually thought was safe but it did not feel icy at all. We stopped to take a photo and I just stepped out of the car like normal and all of a sudden I was on my back half underneath the car laughing. As soon as I realised that we were driving on ice I slowed down a lot.
Still not even sure how to feel about these photos..
The pinks and purples that were reflecting off this lake as the sun was setting upset me knowing I would not really be able to capture it.
If you are after colour photos you can look here