Tomorrow morning I will land in Iceland and enjoy 11 days of dawn to dusk photography! As with my last trip, its not a holiday as such. Instead, I will probably burn myself out and collapse in a heap at the end, but the aim is the same as always: the best images I can shoot in the time I have available.
Instead of taking the Leica Monochrom, I will be taking the Sony A7 and 35mm & 55mm FE Sonnars as back up for something completely different. Its a decision I was not expecting to make (and a huge one), but one I am enormously excited about. I’ve thrown the kit together with a mixture of new and bargain used items and based on my previous experience in Iceland, it should work very well indeed for my style of shooting.
I’ll try to use the long days to keep the blog up to date with my progress, as well as to publish a rolling review of the system I will be using. I wish I could take the Monochrom too, but with limited space in the bag and the inability to shoot video on the MM, the A7 is the obvious choice. I will have to check where the video button is on the A7, but figured I should try to shoot some video for the trip along the way!
Leg one on Sunday will be Keflavik towards Borgarnes, I’ll explore that area, get a good night sleep and then drive further north the next day. I’m aiming to do a complete lap of the country, clockwise, allowing me to see the south coast again, but we shall see!