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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 5

I have already mentioned how much I enjoyed the Autumn colours, and I may do it again. But that day, Black & White reigned over our main stops and it was for the best. We first stopped to see the Solheimajokull glacier. Due to its movement, the glacier has taken over mud from the moraine, …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 4

This was the wettest day of the trip, with water falling both the the sky and from the glacier, rain and waterfalls. We started our trip to the South Coast of Iceland on that day, and stopped to the two most famous waterfalls of the area, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. A part of the group also …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 3

On the next day, despite unfavorable weather conditions, our group drove to the North of Reykjavik towards the Snaefellsnes peninsula. On the way, we had several short photographic stops on the way along the sea side, mountains, horse ranch and several waterfalls. In the peninsula, we first stopped at the most famous site the Kirkjufell …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 2

The day after visiting Reykjavik, our group explored the Golden Circle, the most popular and iconic tour in the South West of the island. The Golden circle route goes to three main sites, Thingvellir National Park (limit between and European and American tectonic plates), Geysir (natural hot springs active every few minutes) and Gullfoss (one …

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anatomy of longing.

The fireworks should have gone off right after the clock chimed midnight, marking the new year. But they didn’t. I only managed to fire them at 1.37am instead—I had an issue accessing the fuse. Three pinkish-purplish streaks of sparkles shooting off in quick succession into a very grey but not fully black night sky over …

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Journal: Trip in Iceland with Photoresk, Day 1

In September, I participated in a group tour to Iceland. The trip was initiated by a dynamic Photoresk member, and joined by photography enthusiastics, hikers and curious friends of friends. The group met in Brussels Zaventem Airport, new encounters or reunion with our fellow travellers. We flew together to Iceland International airport in Keflavik in …

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unique tee-shirts.

I wasn’t sure if he was awake, but he definitely was mumbling this: “You first become you mother. Then, some time later, you turn into your father. It’s almost inevitable.” He made a pause—I thought he might of fallen asleep or his body finally gave up—he then added: “And after that—you become your lovers. Each …

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pan-pan.

(Knock, knock.) Oh, I haven’t seen you enter. (Knock, knock.) Okay, so you’re here. Yes. What you up to? *** Crossword puzzle. It’s all solved. I know. Did you solve it yourself? No, I found it on the subway. *** You brought it home? Yes. Some of these are good clues. Clues or answers? Both. …

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Faceless (written by AI)

Lost my face again? No, no, it’s just, my tears, they … they don’t stop They just keep coming, coming, coming. It’s so good to just cry It’s so good to cry it all out Well, I lost my face, too. There were so many injuries. I’ve got a hernia. There’s a hole in my …

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serendipity.

the light that always flickers in the hallway. tonight it was on.

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chandlery.

The apartment was boiling hot despite the industrial fan I had semi-legally installed in the sash window overlooking the fire escape, plus my neighbour’s domestic helper was busy cleaning, which meant excessive noise until 6 P.M. So I decided to walk to the bar, three blocks from my place. I was after a drink and …

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since you’ve asked.

Fear. Gratitude. Fear of the familiar. Gratitude for the pain. Is this commitment enough?

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The Last of the Mohicans

A long journey has come to a stop. The soldiers must be hungry. The rain is so loud. The air so cold this morning. The trees are so many. I know they won’t attack me. For they know that I will not give in. And I will give them nothing. They are in my power …

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The tree (another story told by AI)

The tree was in love, it started blooming, it was waiting for spring to get the best of it. So I thought it was time to show it off. It’s a beautiful tree, it’s the Queen of the forest, the magical woman, the one who can take you to the world of fairies and pixies, …

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thick red dominos.

I called out to you, “Hey, Gareth.” And you said your name wasn’t Gareth. I said sorry and that probably I had forgotten your name. You were not upset. I didn’t think you were, in any case. At the time we still put on heavy coats when we left the house. * Later—quite some time …

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Field of Thoughts

I took this photo from a car last summer, while going through some fields in Northern East France. I like sunflowers, but didn’t find the photo worth special attention… Until recently… Sunflowers fields are now invading the social networks, as a symbol of the latest humanitarian crisis. The dark sky here may not match the …

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on the prowl.

Past the barber shop, on the left, that street with piss and pretty-trimmed trees trimmed to a perfect square, an abandoned house, the sign above the door says “Newsagent,” some of the letters missing, so you see a man sitting on the doorstep, he’s always there, must live in that house, he’s on the phone, …

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Sheep of Iceland

Days are getting longer. This is my favourite time of the year. I prepare to spend the summer outdoors. To connect with nature and all its colours. Geysirs, lagoons, waterfalls and rivers Volcanoes, mountains, lava fields and glaciers. In Landmannalaugar I love wandering Sterns, falcons and horses I am greeting. I also sometimes encounter this …

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