Wild Iceland

An adventure on the road

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I’ve been to many places in my life, but none like Iceland. For me is the land of freedom. Isolation, crazy whether, gravel roads: man versus nature. A 4×4 adventure in one of the most beautiful and wild landscapes Europe has to offer.

In September 2009 me and Paolo Tadini, a good friend of mine, decided that was finally the right moment to visit Iceland, an amazing place for everyone who loves to live an adventure on-the-road, in one of the most unique landscapes Europe has to offer. As usual, we went in with no reservations, relying in a very detailed map and our smartphones to find accomodations on the day-to-day basis.
We had a rather small offroader for Icelandic standards, but we managed to push its capability to the limits. And when was not possible to go by car any further, we went by foot.
15 days and 1500 miles later I ended up with about 2700 photographs.

I’m actually in the process of organizing all the best shots into a book that I will print for myself and a couple of friends.

While the book is not ready yet, I managed to put some of the best shots into a ISSUU publication for you to enjoy at full resolution.

Notes

Taking photos in Iceland can be quite the challenge sometimes when the weather works against you in every possible way. The cold freezes the hands and drains the battery, the wind shakes the camera, while the rain constantly drops on the expensive equipment. Almost all the photos where taken with no preparation, just stopping the car in the middle of nowhere and running out to catch the moment.

Role and Team

Alessandro Filippi (Photographer)
Paolo Tadini (Support, Navigator)

Programs

Photoshop Extended CS5 / 6
Lightroom 3.5 / 4.1

Equipment

Canon EOS 500D
Canon 17-40 F4L
Canon EF 70-210 F3.5-4.5

Book

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