Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

TranquillityOctober 30th, 2014

It’s very difficult to explain to someone who is not a photographer why would you spend hours waiting in front of your camera for the right to turn just right or for a particular cloud formation to position itself just where you want it, but I think the photograph below does a good job of replacing any explanation with the beauty of nature.

This was one of very few sunny moments during the trip to Iceland this year and we tried to make the most of it by pointing the cameras in all the cardinal directions. For me, it was already the second visit to this place in less than a week and I wanted to capture something slightly different. I noticed the tripod left by one of the students high-up on a cliff and I composed my shot to include this in the composition. I think it does a good job at showing you the scale of the place as well as what it takes sometimes to get the right shot – pushing that tripod right to the edge.

Shot with NIKON D800 | 24mm | ƒ/8

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