We arrived at Iceland in the morning of 19 of June. Our road trip plan for the first day was to head North and go straight to Dettifoss (~550km) and do some stops along the way because most of the interesting spots were on the South.
We went to pickup out the jeep from 4×4 Iceland Rentals (It was a very good service, they pickup us up from the Airport to the rental site, about 10 minutes drive from the airport).
This was our ride for the following days. A Suzuki Grand Vitara. Its a comfortable jeep with a good trunk, but for 4 people with a total of 5 big bags and food its a bit small.
Our first stop was on Lake Myvat and we decided to go for a swim on the hot springs. It´s something out of this world to be inside a water that is cooled down from 100ºC so that is possible to be there. Amazing feeling and most relaxing.
The view of Lake Myvatn is amazing, but during the Midnight Sun, when the sun sets, the mosquitoes are really annoying. Not an easy task to photograph while being attacked by mosquitoes.
Something that we (I did) sometimes forget, is to properly store our gear after shooting.
Our gear suffers with excess of humidity and specially in very humid places, like here where I live in Portugal, is critical to have extra care. The main issue is that fungus can develop in lens and body due to absence of light and high levels of humidity.
Fungus can start to spread on the lens and completely ruin it. I had this problem on two of my lens. Here in Portugal each clean is about 120/150€. It´s a very expensive clean and for one of my affected lens it was not worth it.
So what can you do to prevent it, without spending a lot of money?
A DIY lowcost drybox is the answer.
This shot was taken during the Rally that took place on Montejunto Mountain on 27th April 2013 . The awesome rally car coming down the road was an Ford Escort. I liked this tones and framing for a different type of photo.