The third-craziest hike I did during my trip to Iceland was a climb up the side of Snæfellsjökull glacier at midnight.
Halfway through my hike — following snowmobile trails to ensure that I didn't fall into a hole in the ice — I realized that I was walking through one of the most beautiful abstract landscapes of my life.
In the distance, massive poles — perhaps part of a ski lift — trailed gradually up the mountain. I stood so far away, though, these massive forms were nothing but blips in a sea of white. As such, I named this image "Solus" — the Latin word for "Alone."
I immediately saw the fine-art potential of this scene; I would use the vast stretches of white snow and sky to create negative space throughout the composition. Only a few rocky outcrops, along with the ski lift's silhouettes, would break up the formless landscape.
And yes, this is a color photo.
If you wish to order a print of "Solus," you have four purchasing options:
8x12, ready-to-hang foam backing
12x18, ready-to-hang foam backing
16x24, matted, framed, signed
Archival Hot-Press Rag Paper, Matte finish
To order any of these sizes, just contact me through the "Purchase" button at the bottom of this page. For the subject of your message, type "Solus." For the body of the message, copy and paste the option that you choose. If you would like a custom-made print, please describe your specific requirements in the body of the message. Payment is through PayPal or check. International shipping is billed at cost — I will pay for shipping within the continental United States.
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