One of the best things about landscape photography actually is the people. Road tripping with friends and loved ones, keeping insane schedules to get where we want to be for sunrise, sunset, aurora and starry night shoots, and talking with other interesting people we encounter for a few minutes while we all share the beauties of nature. But its also kind of amazing when you find yourself seemingly all alone in a place of uncommon beauty, as I did for a little while after sunset one evening on this beautiful black sand along the North Atlantic, under that looming mass of mountainous perfection known as Vestrahorn.
There were other people somewhere around, of course. I expect its impossible to be truly alone at Vestrahorn when fortune brings mild weather to the area during the late winter aurora season. There weren't many people there this evening though, and from where I walked into the night along this remarkable beach--imaging the panoply of stars and aurora that might soon be revealed--I couldn't see another soul in any direction for a short while.
This momentary solitude so sought at times in outings to these beautiful places in nature is a very different thing from our world's current experience necessitating distance from others, and while I have often reveled in moments of solitude, right now I miss the general closeness of people more than anything.
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