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It is right now 9:45 PM in Reykjavik and the sun is blaring through the heavy black curtains in my hotel room and turning it into an absolute oven. Between the light and the heat I really can't stand to be there, so I'm hiding down in the lobby. Sundown is at one minute after midnight tonight.
Silly me, I never would have thought to …
Okay, a whole bunch of stuff today:
Woke up, washed socks. While hanging them to dry a parade started below my window. It's the National Day of Iceland, celebrating their independence.
Got swept up in the parade. Basically a marching band leads and then everyone in Reykjavik follows, and there are stops along the way where crazy …
On Saturday my friend and favorite bird guide, Jack, arrived in Reykyavik. We had made the plan to meet and spend three weeks exploring Iceland looking for birds. My main wish was to see Puffins, his to see the Gyr Falcon. With our rental car we would circle the island and see what we could see. But first we had a day in Reykyavik so we decided to …
... here, but it actually feels quite cold. In Reykjavik it is very windy. In Illinois at 30 degrees, it is really not that cold, but here, we are wearing long underwear, winter coats, very warm gloves, scarves, hats, etc. When it isn't windy, it's pretty comfortable and feels more like normal 30 degrees. Our first day here (Sunday) we arrived at like 7 in the morning. We mainly just wandered around town that day trying not to fall asleep. We finally broke down and took ...
... kept us warm, as like the previous night the temperature was very very very low. Meanwhile our tour guide pointed to everyone else where the Aurora Borealis was at this point it was more obvious.
Now I am not sure how many of you know the concept of SLR cameras in relation to long exposure shots. In this situation i.e. when you have no light you would need to keep the shutters open for a long time so the image can be captured. For the image to be perfect you need a very ...
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