I have dreamed of visiting far-off places – lands where people are few, skies are big and quiet is infinite. I don’t seek monuments, when I travel. I look for being lost – in streets, on trails and in my thoughts. It is what drew me to Iceland. That took me to Tuscany. And now I am going to take a week look break in Faroe Islands. According to Wikipedia:
Faroe Islands an island country consisting of an archipelago of small islands between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometres (200 miles) north-northwest of Great Britain. The area is approximately 1,400 square kilometres (541 square miles) with a 2015 population of 48,700. The islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.
I am heading there to participate in a photo workshop organized my Instagram/Facebook friend Dan Rubin and his colleagues. Rubin is a photographer of great repute and is a great teacher. I will join fellow landscape photography enthusiasts on this wet, cold, windy and harsh trip. But I can’t wait to put the cameras to work.
My original plan was to bring my Leica with me, but given the environmental challenges, I am now heading out with my Fuji xPro2 and with two lenses – 24mm and 50mm equivalents. My other camera is my iPhone 6S+ and the Moment kit of lenses. I am not sure what kind of photos will materialize, but I am excited. My Tumi suitcase is packed with all sort of outdoors stuff, and my Tumi backpack is ready to go.
I will be posting photos and daily updates, both here and also on my Instagram and you can follow my adventures on SnapChat. Follow me at Om.Malik on SnapChat.
May 13, 2016, San Francisco