PHOTONIC NEGATION. (Rollei 35, Tessar 40mm, Fuji C200)
Despides almas sin saber hasta donde abarca el concepto “dejarlas ir”. Vuelan al tomar un avión y también mueren en el lecho de tus brazos, a veces ni siquiera eso y son tus ojos quienes están abrazándolos fuertemente mientras la partida es inminente. Evitas llorar muchas veces y otras tantas guardas silencio y ocultas sentimientos. Solo intentas mirar. ¡Qué más da si me he despertado más temprano hoy! Ciertos días ni siquiera se contemplan en el tiempo porque no lo pensamos, deja de abarcarnos por breves instantes, los cuales no pueden ni ser fraccionados y expresados como un entero positivo racional. Son quizás en esos momentos, la función compleja lejana del análisis de los números reales quien repercute en un hondo golpe de proporciones que no aceptamos, no percibimos, somos aún un grupo de homínidos que exploran torpemente.
Y por todas aquellas almas que deseamos que no se alejen de nosotros, negamos la función... Adiós a ese café, adiós a ese postre tan dulce que compartimos después de aquella basta comida, adiós a la música que nos moduló en sumatoria, adiós a los trazos con tinta negra, y en el ejercicio del tiempo... ¡OCULTA ESOS SENTIMIENTOS!
"Death Falls" | Massive amounts of extremely turbulent waters suddenly meet the endless abyss of Dettifoss, with liquid chaos ensuing right after the fall. The Universe seems to have its strange ways of always creating order out of chaos, and witnessing such water apocalypse giving birth to a steady and serene undulating river, makes me wonder if we, as humans, are right now steady streams or rather turbulent waters, headed to somewhere less chaotic.
Story: Shot during the 2015 Iceland photo trip. After spending an incredible day at Seyðisfjörður, where we witnessed the best weather ever in Iceland, with the sun shining and 20ºC temperatures, we decided to head to the East side of the famous most powerful waterfall of Iceland (and Europe) - Dettifoss - with brief stops along the way to capture the landscapes. We arrived to the Dettifoss parking lot at night, and were greeted by extremely strong winds, that made the simple task of keeping a car door open seem like a gym session. We planned to shoot the Dettifoss west side by sunrise, so we didn't want to be caught unprepared next morning, and did a terrain recognition during the night, to get a feel of how long it would take to arrive to the waterfall. After walking for 15 minutes we finally hear that familiar dense rumble, and there she was, waiting for us the next day. We returned to car and managed to eat some sandwiches and the essential Pringles, and went to "bed". The car was constantly balancing due to the wind, which made sleep not as comforting.
The phone alarm set off at 5h30 am, and then I had to go through the usual ritual of trying to do a caffeine-CPR to my comatose morning body, with massive amounts of awful soluble coffee. We got dressed in a hurry and there we went. Contrary to our predictions, the sun took much longer than expected to rise above the east side, so we had to wait about 1.5 hours under extreme wind and cold, where only the incredible vision of the waterfall would soothe the aversive body sensations. Finally the sun showed up, and here is one of images captured in that morning. .
Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4, 4 seconds, f/14, ISO: 100, Nisi filters, FLM tripod
It was at this point that the rain soaked through to my skin!
Found this aged timber on top of a rocky outcrop on a friend's property last night. I love how it's sprawling out over the rock like it's having one last ditch effort to get away.
If you've been following along with my stories you will have seen how I've come to find the locations I've been shooting on this trip. If you're interested in this keep on following along, I'll try and take stories for all my posts to let you in on the background work and adventures ✌️