Lens-Artists Challenge #65 – Pick a Place and Catch its Spirit

Last week Amy challenged us to share images of the countryside and/or a small town. This week Tina is hosting, and she is ”…asking you to look a bit farther afield. Each of us at some point has visited a place that holds special memories. It may have been a small town, a big city, or even better, an entire country.  We’d like you to capture the spirit of a place that is vivid in your memory. What was it that drew you in and why did it capture YOUR heart?”


I guess many of you already know where my heart lies – Iceland. I have been returning to this country again and again, for more than 30 years now. There is no end to the fascination. This is my attempt to find out Why.

The vast, open landscapes
The mountains and glaciers
The fresh air
The volcanoes and geology
The flora
And maybe most of all – the Light
– morning
– evening
– and night

There is so much more of Iceland to love – horses, waterfalls, lava landscapes, hot springs… and beautiful Reykjavik with Hallgrímskirkja of course.


Hopefully you are all inspired by now – Patti, Tina, Amy and I are looking forward to seeing your special places!




52 comments on “Lens-Artists Challenge #65 – Pick a Place and Catch its Spirit

  1. I loved your photos. I don’t need inspiration to go to Iceland, only time. But your photos are really lovely. That last evening photo, with the sun breaking through clouds and lighting up a patch of grass, is a sight to treasure.

  2. Now I have to go to Iceland, Ann-Christine! The light is amazing and so is the natural beauty. We just spend a few hours in the airport there last year. It’s time to explore this country. Your shots highlight the beauty of this place! Gorgeous!

  3. Iceland is lovely! I have been one time – good to know you are an expert traveler there! I want to rent a car and drive the ring next time 😉

    • I am glad it shines through, Tina – although I am always afraid I am tiring people with so many images from this country! Amazing photos of the horses! Thank you so much for the tips – I will follow!

    • Beautiful images Ann-Christine, I love the wildness in the landscape 💜 If we ever went there we probably wouldn’t want to leave 😉💖 xxx

  4. And you too visit the places again and again, why would you waste your money? 😀
    Hope you read my post! If so, you know I am just kidding!
    btw Great landscapes!

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