At this stage I have been to this location, Vic on the south coast of Iceland,  several times but it is never the same twice!  This was a fine clear early morning and the light was amazing!  I got my feet wet again, its starting to become a tradition here but since then I have replaced those boots that were leaking at Selfoss so that should be the end of that.


About briancooney123

HOW I GOT HERE Of course, I wasn’t always a full time photographer. I spent a lot of time in the corporate world. I had a job which paid well, but just didn’t excite me. I remember the day when I had had enough. Enough of selling myself short, enough of dreaming too small, enough of doing what others expected of me. I had put away my dreams and told myself I would get back to them later, but somehow there always seemed to be something else that had to get done first. A friend of mine had recommended I take the NLP Business Practitioners course, and although I was really busy, I decided to do it. During that time, I began to imagine the different paths my life could take from here. While I had a hazy picture of what this other life might look like, I had a clear picture of where my current life was going if I didn’t change. It was a scary moment, a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to jump into the great unknown or stay on the cliff, safe but trapped. I jumped. The transition to the life I wanted was challenging The transition to the life I wanted was challenging but I would never go back. After that day I resolved to do what I love, to follow my bliss.  Picking up a camera after several years away, I found that many things had changed, the digital age had arrived. In the intervening years, I was too busy to pay any attention to my photography, and occasionally when I took something I really liked, I would think “how do some photographs seem so captivating and others leave me completely cold?” I knew this is what I was meant to do Somehow though, I knew this is what I was meant to do. I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a photographer. I took many, many courses and I read every book I could get my hands on, I still do. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping other creative photographers achieve the results they want. And what a journey it has been. Last year I qualified as a coach. My main area of interest is creativity and helping others to express their vision. WHAT I BELIEVE Along the way, I’ve learnt that there are no rules. Experiment, explore, play. My advice is to make your art from your heart, not for the praise or the money.  Lighten up. It’s important to take your photography seriously, but it's a mistake to take yourself too seriously. Finally, you get what you want when you never, ever give up so enjoy every minute of it and just do it!
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14 Responses to VIC..tory

  1. I absolutely love this photograph.

  2. Morten Høj says:

    Stunningly beautiful… I would, however, try to straighten the horizon… That, for me, would be just the little thing, that makes this image perfect! 🙂

    • Actually if you look at the horizon closer, it’s not straight because of the swell which obscures the horizon line completely. I spent hours trying to resolve this but if you look at the verticals in the pinnacles they are straight so it the horizon that is off! Thanks anyway for your comment!

  3. midsommereve says:

    beautiful motion of the water captured, lovely image, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. allesistgut says:

    You captured the stunning scenery absolutely beautiful. 🙂

  5. Helen says:

    An amazing picture, so much for the eye to investigate! 🙂

  6. ehpem says:

    Perfect shutter speed! What a wonderful picture.

  7. This is an incredible image, Brian. What shutter speed was used to create the textures in the surf?

  8. JimR says:

    Superb shot Brian. I almost feel that I am there.

  9. MikeP says:

    Great shot of the water moving with the stillness of the rocks… like it!!!

  10. Cheryl says:

    Gobsmacked! Should be framed and hung in a place of prominence!

  11. Absolutely breath-taking! one more reason why I find so much inspiration in looking at your pictures! so, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! See here for more details and to pass it on if you accept it


  12. simon0252 says:

    Good to see a different pov for this much photographed location. Magnificent photo.

  13. Nice shot. Digging the Blog. You have a great eye!

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