Issue 55 • Sep 2015
Fire & Ice
I have heard many photographers talking about the magic of Iceland over the years. As both a photographer and an editor, having seen some incredible images that other photographers have returned with, it was definitely on my ‘bucket list’ of places to visit.
Last month I made my first trip to this beautiful country and I freely admit that I was awestruck. I have visited many superb locations around the world but none had such a great influence on me. Until now!
Besides the extraordinary scenery, the vast waterfalls and the breathtaking beauty of the highlands, one thing that made a huge impression was the night we had whiskey on the rocks, but not just any rocks – these rocks being more than 3000 years old and originating at Jokulsarlon glacier. Never has whiskey tasted any better than that!
Flying back home to the UK was bittersweet, but I know I’ll be booking my next visit back to this magical place very soon.
In LPM for you this month
The elegant ash tree provides photographic opportunities all year round. However, as Lizzie Shepherd explains, this underrated tree is facing a serious threat and needs our help if it is to remain an iconic part of the English countryside.
Carolyn Bell shares valuable advice that will make your airliner landscape photography stand out from the crowd.
Adam Burton reveals the best time of year to visit Yosemite in order to fully appreciate the vistas made famous by Ansel Adams.
French Fine Art Landscape Photographer, Alain Briot, has spent two decades establishing a career in the US. He talks to Landscape Photography about manipulating his images, the key to commercial success and the importance of a healthy work-life balance.
Until next month, be well and stay inspired.
Dimitri Vasileiou, editor